Coach and Couch: The Psychology of Making Better Leaders

Title Coach and Couch: The Psychology of Making Better Leaders Author Manfred F R Kets de Vries, Konstantin Korotov and Elizabeth Florent-Treacy Publisher Palgrave Macmillan ISBN 978 0230506381 Usefulness To executive coaches: 2/5 To those running leadership development programmes: 4/5 assumed from the title that this book was about a psychoanalytic approach to leadership coaching. Indeed, I was intrigued in chapter 1 by the authors’ “Clinical paradigm – a way of exploring a person’s inner theatre”. Although these are fairly mainstream psychological principles, further sub-sections on defence mechanisms and narcissism in leadership development indicated they were pushing the boundaries. However, […]

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