The social pressures you think are holding you back are most likely your own projection.
Erik van de Loo
Erik van de Loo is Affiliate Professor of Organisational Behaviour at INSEAD, where he is Programme Co-Director of the Executive Master in Change. As of March 2008 he also holds the professorship "Leadership and Behaviour" at the Free University Amsterdam. He is partner and co-founder of Phyleon, Centre for Leadership and Change in The Hague. Phyleon is specialised in interrelated change processes on individual, group and organisational levels.
Erik is a graduate in clinical psychology (cum laude) from the Catholic University Nijmegen, obtained a doctoral degree in social sciences at Leiden University (1987) and holds a masters degree in Work and Organisation in Occupational Health at SIOO (1997). As a licensed clinical psychologist, psychotherapist and psychoanalyst he is a member of The International Psychoanalytical Association and of the Dutch Society of Psychoanalysis. He is a member of the International Society for Psychoanalytic Study of Organisations and co-founder.
Erik has worked as a clinical psychologist in the Royal Dutch Army (1981-1984) and has been a faculty member at Leiden University (1984 - 1991).
He was involved in management development and consulting work with national and multinational corporations. He specialises in the design and implementation of major change and transition processes in organisational culture and leadership, helping leaders to better understand themselves in their roles and interactions with individual employees, teams and organisations. He is also a coach of individual top-managers and leaders.
He has published several books, chapters and scientific articles on topics such as the clinical approach to consultation, irrational aspects of safety in industry, the organisation in the mind, organisational stress and leadership. He was a columnist on personal leadership for Intermediair, a Dutch weekly journal. Since 2007 he has been a columnist on leadership for FD, a Dutch financial journal.
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