You Will Meet a Tall, Dark Stranger

  • Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries
Part of the INSEAD Business Press book series (IBP)


“You will meet a tall, dark stranger” is the fortune-teller’s clichéd prediction. As an executive coach, you will meet many strangers—whether they are tall and dark is another matter. Your real challenge in every case will be to make them less of a stranger to themselves and to you. In this book, I have described some of the “strangers”—in the form of difficult and even toxic individuals—you may encounter in your work.


Human Resource Management Real Challenge Senior Executive Toxic Leader Coping Ability 
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© Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries
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  1. 1.INSEAD, France, Singapore & Abu DhabiThe Netherlands

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