Are Leaders Born or Are They Made?: The Case of Alexander by Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries

By Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries

“This ebook is basically in regards to the ways that psychoanalytically knowledgeable social paintings got down to aid afflicted little ones within the heart a long time of the former century. As such it represents a useful ancient checklist. yet i think it has a lot wider modern relevance and resonance. Pointing backwards to the rediscovery of misplaced values, it additionally has major hyperlinks with the very leading edge of twenty-first century social care.” – From the Foreword by way of Jeremy Holmes, vacationing Professor, Psychoanalysis Unit college collage London, and Honorary advisor Psychotherapist, Tavistock ClinicThis ebook offers the lifestyles and paintings of 1 of the major British social staff of the twentieth century. The spouse of Donald Winnicott, an analyst of Melanie Klein, a wartime innovator in supporting evacuated young children, a instructor and mentor to a iteration of British social staff and a talented psychoanalyst, Clare Winnicott’s lifestyles encompassed a striking richness of relationships and accomplishments. in addition to documenting Clare Winnicott’s lifestyles and profession, this booklet additionally comprises important and pragmatic occupation recommendations for aiding mom and dad and different care-givers within the tricky problem of making and maintaining facilitating environments for stricken young ones.

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His next problem was Thebes, which had revolted on the false rumour that Alexander was dead. The Thebans voted to join forces with Athens and Persia to overthrow what they saw as the Macedonian “dictatorship”. Furious that these states had accused him of being a dictator, Alexander rushed south, marching his tired army an astonishing 400 kilometres in thirteen days, razed Thebes, and sold the inhabitants off as slaves. It was his dramatic way of demonstrating that he would not tolerate any transgression against his authority.

King Philip interpreted these words as confirmation of imminent success. He was wrong, however; as it turned out, he was the one who was going to be sacrificed. De Vries/final 16 111 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1 2 3 4 5 6 711 8 9 20 1 2 3 4 511 6 7 8 9 311 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 911 29/3/04 12:34 pm Page 16 ARE LEADERS BORN OR ARE THEY MADE? De Vries/final 29/3/04 12:34 pm Page 17 SETTING THE SCENE 111 2 3 4 5 6 711 8 9 10 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 211 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 30 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 911 17 CHAPTER THREE Family turmoil T he family was irreparably split apart when Philip took a girl younger than Alexander for his new wife.

With that devastation, Alexander completed the destruction of the ancient Persian Empire. He gave specific orders, however, to leave the monuments, particularly the tomb of Cyrus the Great, a king he greatly admired, intact. He also made it a point to visit this tomb. Alexander’s domain now extended along and beyond the southern shores of the Caspian Sea (including modern Afghanistan and Baluchistan) and northward into Bactria and Sogdiana (modern Western Turkistan, also known as Central Asia).

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