Leadership, Psychoanalysis, and Society

Editor : Michael Maccoby, Editor : Mauricio Cortina

Leadership, Psychoanalysis, and Society

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : May 2022
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 224
  • Category :
    Psychoanalysis
  • Catalogue No : 96544
  • ISBN 13 : 9781032207650
  • ISBN 10 : 9781032207

Also by Mauricio Cortina

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Leadership, Psychoanalysis, and Society describes leadership as a relationship between leaders and followers in a particular context and challenges theories of leadership now being taught.

This book includes essays that view leadership from psychoanalytic, social psychological, sociological, evolutionary, developmental anthropological, and historical points of view to fully describe the complexity of leadership relationships and personalities. These essays analyze the different kinds of leadership needed in organizations; the development of Black Leadership that provides hope for people who have been oppressed; the difference between charismatic and inspirational leadership and the kind of training needed to develop leaders from diverse backgrounds who inspire followers and collaborate with them to further the common good.

This book offers a guide to understanding the different types of leadership and will be of interest to business, government, health care, universities, and other organizations.

Reviews and Endorsements

'The recent pandemic and resultant lockdown has led to a tsunami of publications in the Leadership Consultancy and Coaching field. Most of the contributions are from professionals with newfound time on their hands. This book is different! It is not one to pick up and read from cover to cover. Instead it is a Cornucopia of ideas and skills that encourages the reader to reflect on their personal style and practice and for that to be done in the widest peripheral context as presented by the contributors to this excellent volume.' - Anton Obholzer, former Chief Executive, Tavistock Clinic, London.

'We can imagine the leader-follower relationship as a two-way street. The conscious and unconscious fears and wishes of followers and the nature of the leader's personality organization may cause traffic jams and shared problems. In this book authors from different academic backgrounds such as psychoanalysis, history and anthropology examine these issues and the differences between a male and a female leader. Thinking of worldwide societal and political divisions I consider this book very important and timely.' - Vamık D. Volkan, MD, Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry, University of Virginia and the author of Blind Trust: Large Groups and Their Leaders in Times of Crises and Terror

'This is an exciting exploration of different styles and motivations of leadership, some more effective than others, and the psychodynamics of Presidential leaders, including Donald Trump and Joseph Biden. This volume is essential for every modern historian and biographer.' - Peter Loewenberg, Professor of History, Emeritus, UCLA; New Center for Psychoanalysis, Los Angeles.

About the Editor(s)

Michael Maccoby, PhD, is a psychoanalyst and anthropologist who is a globally recognized expert on leadership. He has taught or consulted to leaders in 36 countries and has taught leadership at Oxford’s Saïd Business School, Sciences Po, and Harvard’s Kennedy School. He is also the author/co-author of 16 books.

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Mauricio Cortina, MD, is a psychiatrist psychoanalyst who is recognized as a leading figure in attachment theory having received the 2019 Bowlby Ainsworth Award and has written many chapters and books on attachment and human evolution. He is the author and editor of four books.

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