Books: What's on your boss' mind?

You might have thought the answer beyond you, but this book could provide the insight you need into the psychological health of your leader. Stefan Stern reports.

The Leader on the Couch
Manfred Kets de Vries
Jossey-Bass £19.99
MT price £17.99
To order, visit

You don't have to be a psycho to get to the top in business but it may help, in the short term at least. A toxic blend of ambition, vanity, testosterone and ego has driven many a senior executive's career. And as for the men ...

Perhaps you've had one of those bosses who sent you reeling from their office in disbelief. You try to stay calm, but what you really want to do is grab them by the lapels and shout 'Get some f***ing therapy!'

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