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A systems psychodynamic perspective on dealing with change amongst different leadership styles

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dc.contributor.advisor Cilliers, F van N. (Prof.) en Abrahams, Fayruz en 2009-08-25T10:53:56Z 2009-08-25T10:53:56Z 2009-08-25T10:53:56Z 2005-11-30 en
dc.description.abstract This study focussed on the systems psychodynamic perspective of how different leadership styles (paranoid, schizoid, depressive, compulsive and histrionic) deal with change as measured in a focus group consisting of four psychologists. How the different styles deal with change was compared to the definitions established to distinguish the key tendencies apparent during change for each style. Content analysis was applied to determine an integrative profile for each style during change. Though each of the styles responds in distinctly different ways when faced with change, all show a heightened level of reaction on the interpersonal dimension, indicating that change dramatically affects leader-follower relationships. The findings highlight the reversion during change to extreme self-interest and a tendency to use the team to serve this self-interest. Recommendations were presented to create reflective space so the leader may, through insight, be in a position to establish collaborative leader-follower relationships that are open to change. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject systems psychodynamics en
dc.subject anxiety en
dc.subject leadership en
dc.subject change en
dc.subject paranoid en
dc.subject schizoid en
dc.subject depressive en
dc.subject compulsive en
dc.subject histrionic en
dc.subject leadership styles en
dc.title A systems psychodynamic perspective on dealing with change amongst different leadership styles en
dc.type Thesis en en
dc.description.department Indust & Org Psychology en MCOM (IND PSYCHOLOGY) en

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