We recently held a series of client conversations with leaders from around the world to take stock of current experiences and to share perspectives on the future of leadership and workplaces.
We learned about the continued priority on supporting their people through the continuing upheaval of the pandemic, the desire to step back and imagine the new possibilities for themselves and their organisations, and the challenge of creating the space for real growth and transformation in what are still uncertain and often reactive environments.
KDVI White Paper
Slowing down to speed up
As we approach the end of another demanding year, sources of inspiration, calm and clarity are vital to re-energise to face the challenges ahead. Here are three themes for reflection as you prepare for the year ahead.
KDVI NEwsletter - December 2021
The importance of doing nothing, spending time in nature and disconnecting
As summer comes to a close in the northern hemisphere, we have rounded up key insights for holding on to the key beneifts of the season when it comes to creativity, problem solving and mental wellbeing.
KDVI Newsletter - August 2021
'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.
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.
So pleased to announce that, for the second year running, our Advancing Women in Leadership programme is now in session.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Leadership development programmes play an important role in forging an equal opportunity path through the complex business world to the C-Suite.
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.
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.