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.

Day 1 - Happiness: 

"Happiness is a choice, not a result" - Ralph Marston

Day 2 - Epitaph:

"To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die." - Thomas Campbell

Day 3 - Being Normal:

 "Everybody is normal until you know them better" - John Ortberg

Day 4 - Inner Theatre:

"Those who have immobilized and muted many of the plots and players in their internal theater, allowing them no action but to hammer on the walls of the mind, might learn to value the words of Sartre (1965, p. 37): "If you want your characters to live, then liberate them!" - Joyce McDougall

Day 5 - How to manage narcissists: 

"It s not love that should be depicted as blind, but self-love." - Voltaire

Day 6 - Leadership in the age of rage:

"Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways" - Sigmund Freud

Day 7 - Emotional temperature:

"Let's not forget that the little emotions are the great captains of our lives and we obey them without realizing it." - Vincent van Gogh

Day 8 - Transference:

"And what do you think about the transference?" Jung replied with the deepest conviction that it was the alpha and omega of the analytic method, whereupon Freud said: "Then you have grasped the main thing."’ - Freud

Day 9 - Hedgehog effect

"Attachment problems are at the root of all suffering" - Pāli Canon

Day 10 - Family business

"All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." - Leo Tolstoy

Day 11 - Women and Leadership

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead

Day 12 - Direction, Order, Protection

"A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves" - Lao Tzu

Day 13 - Team Stress

"Your first and foremost job as a leader is to take charge of your own energy and then help to orchestrate the energy of those around you." - Manfred Kets de Vries

Day 14 - Passive-aggressive leaders
Day 15 - Power Pairs
Day 16 - Top Teams
Day 17 - Bi-Polar Leaders


Day 18 - Dark Side of Humour

"Everything is funny as long as it is happening to somebody else." - Will Rogers


Day 19 - Meetings

"Creativity comes from spontaneous meetings, from random discussions'' - Steve Jobs 

Day 20 - Technostress

"Sometimes you just have to unplug from everything to find yourself again" - Robin Lee


Day 21 - Mid-life crisis

"Midway along the journey of our life, I woke to find myself in a dark wood, for I had wandered off from the straight path. How hard it is to tell what it was like, this wood of wilderness, savage and stubborn (the thought of it brings back all my old fears)" - Dante Alighieri


Day 22 - Forgiveness

"Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies" - Nelson Mandela


Day 23 - The importance of doing nothing

"Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering" - Winnie-the-Pooh






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