Manfred Kets de Vries
2008 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner
Manfred Kets de Vries is a Clinical Professor of Leadership Development who holds the Raoul de Vitry d'Avaucourt Chair of Leadership Development at INSEAD in Fontainebleau. He is the Director of INSEAD's Global Leadership Centre (IGLC), the Program Director of INSEAD's top management seminar 'The Challenge of Leadership: Creating Reflective Leaders' and of the programs 'Consulting and Coaching for Change: Creating Reflective Change Agents 'and 'Leadership for Creativity: Insights to Expand the Limits of Organizational Performance'.
Kets de Vries has also held professorships at McGill University's Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales in Montreal and the Harvard Business School in Boston and has lectured at management institutions around the world. He is a founding member of the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations. The Financial Times, Le Capital, Wirtschaftswoche, and The Economist have judged Manfred Kets de Vries one of world's leading thinkers on leadership. He is the author, co-author, or editor of more than twenty-four books and has published over 250 scientific papers as chapters in books, or as articles. His unique views on the nature of individual and organizational change have made him one of today's most sought-after business speakers for keynote addresses around the world.