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Happy Ever After

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

Abstract

The mythologist Joseph Campbell wrote in his seminal work, The Hero With a Thousand Faces: “The happy ending of the fairy tale, the myth, and the divine comedy of the soul, is to be read, not as a contradiction, but as a transcendence of the universal tragedy of man.” These fairy tales illustrate the five deadly dangers of leadership and highlight various ways in which leaders can derail. I contend that only by confronting these dangers head on can people in leadership positions grow emotionally and spiritually.

Keywords

Leadership Position Effective Leader Fairy Tale Existential Question Happy Ending 
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Copyright information

© Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries
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  1. 1.INSEADFrance
  2. 2.INSEADSingapore
  3. 3.INSEADAbu DhabiUnited Arab Emirates

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