The Psychoanalytic Relationship between Leaders and Followers

  title={The Psychoanalytic Relationship between Leaders and Followers},
  author={Robert Cluley},
  pages={201 - 212}
  • R. Cluley
  • Published 1 May 2008
  • Psychology
  • Leadership
In this article I shall argue that contemporary leadership theories and managerial techniques require the separation of individual and social psychologies. We shall establish a Freudian critique of this separation. According to Freud all psychology is primarily social. We shall see that the concept of psychological individuality, represented in Freud's concept of narcissism, is most accurately conceived as a product of the social connections within groups rather than the foundation of… 

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