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24 Mar, 2021

Manfred Kets De Vries Podcast

Manfred Kets De Vries Podcast

In this episode of the Scaleup Valley podcast, Mike Dias speaks with Manfred Kets-de-Vries about the dangers of toxic personalities within the leadership team.

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05 Mar, 2021

Lunch With The FT - The CEO whisperer: ‘Every leader needs a fool’

Lunch With The FT - The CEO whisperer: ‘Every leader needs a fool’

'Everybody is normal until you know them better.' Manfred Kets de Vries talks about his childhood in Nazi-occupied Holland, making leaders more humane, and how bosses' echo chambers work – over Lunch with the Financial Times's Michael Skapinker.

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01 Mar, 2021

KDVI Newsletter - March 2021

KDVI Newsletter - March 2021

Preparing for the light at the end of the tunnel - 

Managing the conttradictions and uncertainties of the recorvey

KDVI Newsletter - March 2021

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01 Dec, 2020

KDVI Newsletter - December 2020

KDVI Newsletter - December 2020

Hold on to moments of calm and clarity -

At the close of this tough and tumultuous year, take a moment to reflect on your purpose and your practice as a leader or as a coach

KDVI Nesletter - December 2020

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01 Nov, 2020

KDVI Newsletter - November 2020

KDVI Newsletter - November 2020

Resilience, wellbeing and healthy performance cultures - 

The challenge of leadership today is riding the pandemic rollercoaster while laying tracks for the future and inspiring others. Resilience is key.

KDVI Newsletter - Nov 2020

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26 Oct, 2020

KDVI Newsletter October 2020

KDVI Newsletter October 2020

How to help people to adapt, not force them to adopt - 

For many, the first wave of the pandemic was an adrenaline-fuelled sprint. The long haul demands a different lace and a shift in leadership priorities.

KDVI Newsletter - October 2020

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16 Sep, 2020

KDVI Newsletter - September 2020

KDVI Newsletter - September 2020

Six questions every leader should be asking about culutre right now - 

How to ensure healthy foundations in your organisation's culutre in the transition to the 'new normal'

KDVI Newsletter - September 2020

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05 Feb, 2020

Minds at Work - The ITC Facilitator's Workshop

Minds at Work - The ITC Facilitator's Workshop

At KDVI we are proud to promote the Immunity to Change™ Facilitator’s Workshop run by our good friends at Minds at Work. The Immunity to Change (ITC) methodology, developed by Harvard psychologists Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey, is helping individuals, teams and organisations to attain deeply sought changes by bringing their internal unconscious resistance to light. 

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17 Sep, 2019

Advancing Women in Leadership programme, now in session!

Advancing Women in Leadership programme, now in session!

So pleased to announce that, for the second year running, our Advancing Women in Leadership programme is now in session.

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16 Jul, 2019

Passion for People

Passion for People

Margot Schmacher writes about what inspired her to look at the world through a new lens and the Advancing Women in Leadership programme she facilitates.

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08 May, 2019

Down the Rabbit Hole of Leadership

Down the Rabbit Hole of Leadership

Manfred Kets de Vries, a Harvard University alumnus and Distinguished Clinical Professor of Leadership Development and Organizational Change at INSEAD will be sharing his views on leadership and provide insights on questions such as “Are you addicted to Power?”, “Do you accept your shadow side?” or “What epitaph would you like to have?”, all part of his latest book. 

The conference is hosted by the Harvard Club of Belgium & INSEAD, and with will be followed by a walking dinner.

For more information on tickets, pricing and location, please follow this link.

For more information on his book, follow this link.

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06 Nov, 2018

Manfred Kets de Vries launches his new book

Manfred Kets de Vries launches his new book

In the previous book in this series, Manfred Kets de Vries observed the experiences of leaders on a rollercoaster ride through their professional and personal lives. Now, he follows them down the rabbit hole into the unknown, where, like Lewis Carroll’s Alice, they find a dystopian Wonderland in which everyone seems to have gone mad and life functions according to its own crazy logic, throwing up all kinds of obstacles in the search for truth.

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21 Sep, 2018

Executive Assistant

Executive Assistant

Full time based in Highbury, N5

We are looking for an experienced executive assistant to join our growing international leadership development and culture change consultancy. Must be an independent self-starter with exceptional project management skills and a proactive approach to problem-solving. The role requires flexibility and resilience to thrive in an ambitious, evolving business within a virtual team. The ideal candidate will be organised, resourceful and driven to make a difference in the business.

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10 May, 2018

Leaders' Roundtable: Malaysia

Leaders' Roundtable: Malaysia

This May, we held our first Leaders’ Roundtable in Kuala Lumpur, the morning after a historic general election, which has resulted in Malaysia’s first change in government since gaining independence in 1957.

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16 Dec, 2017

9th ESMT KDVI Coaching Colloquium

9th ESMT KDVI Coaching Colloquium

 

9th ESMT/KDVI Coaching Colloquium

The dark triad of leadership: How narcissism, Machiavellianism, and psychopathy play out in executive coaching

December 15–16, 2017 at ESMT Berlin

We are delighted to be co-hosting the 9th ESMT KDVI in Berlin. Manfred Kets de Vries is presenting and provoking discussions around the enigma of change in organisations.

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01 Dec, 2017

24 Days of KDVI

24 Days of KDVI

This December we have prepared 24 little treats for you. Each day you'll get a glimpse of KDVI’s insights into the undercurrent of organisational life. We've prepared blog posts and video casts for you to explore how to create best places to work.

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18 Jul, 2017

Shattering the Glass Labyrinth of Female Leadership

Shattering the Glass Labyrinth of Female Leadership

Leadership development programmes play an important role in forging an equal opportunity path through the complex business world to the C-Suite. 

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04 Jul, 2017

Why Wisdom Can’t Be Taught

Why Wisdom Can’t Be Taught

The day after becoming the CEO of a company facing turbulent times, David had a dream. In it, while walking on a beach he discovered a bottle. On opening, a genie appeared offering him a wish in exchange for her freedom. Eschewing riches, fame or a long life, David chose the gift of wisdom.

In today’s hyperactive digital age, attaining wisdom is a challenge. With tablets and phones and their apps constantly vying for our immediate attention, it is increasingly difficult to find the time and mental space for making meaningful connections or engaging in the deep conversations, reflection, emotional awareness and compassion, necessary in the pursuit of wisdom.

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30 May, 2017

Power Pairs: Hear us roar

Power Pairs: Hear us roar

With the election of Emmanuel Macron, his relationship with his wife, Brigitte Trogneux, has been thrust into the world media. In this blog, we examine what makes power pairs so successful and what steps you can take to create higher impact through working in power pairs in your organisation.

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04 May, 2017

Meetings: we are but players in them

Meetings: we are but players in them

Continuing on from 'Meetings: A matter of life and death', in part 2, we reflect on group role identities and the way they can affect underlying dynamics in meetings.

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02 May, 2017

Meetings: a matter of life or death

Meetings: a matter of life or death

Most people, if they are honest, will admit that they don’t always like meetings. In this two part blog series, we explore what might be going on under the surface in meetings. In Part One, we look at the fact that in meetings, people are not always able to tackle the real challenges the group faces, and may not even be aware that as a group, they are off course. In Part Two, available Thursday 4th May, we explore group role identities and how they influence meetings in hidden ways.

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27 Apr, 2017

An Early Warning System for Your Team’s Stress Level

An Early Warning System for Your Team’s Stress Level

Stress causes absenteeism and burnout; but how can you tell if a colleague or an employee is at risk from severe stress? You can use a checklist based on the APGAR scoring system, a method introduced in 1952 by Dr. Virginia Apgar to quickly summarize the health of a newborn baby. Rather than being a test, survey, or assessment tool, the Stress-APGAR provides a set of guidelines that help executives quickly recognize and articulate factors that may lead to burnout. 

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07 Mar, 2017

International Women's Day (2017)

International Women's Day (2017)

As International Women's Day is celebrated today across the globe, we asked ourselves what we would pledge to drive ground-breaking action within organisations to truly drive the greatest change for women.

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20 Feb, 2017

KDVI Associate Dr Vaseehar Hassan launches 'The Malay Leadership Mystique'

KDVI Associate Dr Vaseehar Hassan launches 'The Malay Leadership Mystique'

In his new book entitled 'The Malay Leadership Mystique' (inspired by his mentor Manfred Kets de Vries' 2006 book, “The Leadership Mystique”), Dr Vaseehar Hassan explores why, despite their success in Government and the professions, Malays have underperformed as business leaders in comparison to other ethnic groups in Malaysia.

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