In this book, Manfred Kets de Vries presents the case for leadership group coaching as an experiential training ground for learning to function as a high performance team.
Written for coaches, consultants, leadership development directors, and anyone working in or with teams, The Hedgehog Effect begins with an in-depth analysis of what teams and groups are all about. The intricacies of leadership coaching are illustrated with an elaborate example of a team coaching intervention. In Part Two, the author applies a psychodynamic lens to the dynamics of teams and groups, taking a close look at relationship patterns, how groups evolve, and the phenomenon of the group-as-a-whole. Part Three takes a more systemic perspective, addressing the challenges that change processes pose for people in organizations, and how to create best places to work. Kets de Vries supports the whole with the story of an organisational change initiative accomplished through group coaching.
Reflections on Groups and Organisations is the third and final book in the On the Couch with Manfred Kets de Vries series. This book examines concepts of organisational health, performance, and change.
Published on 18 Jan, 2011
"Eight roles for leadership effectiveness"
This blog entry with the Harvard Business Review addresses a number of recurring patterns of behavior or "archetypes" that influence an individual’s effectiveness within an organisation.
Published on 18 Dec, 2013
"Effective vs ineffective global leaders"
This article explores what leaders have to do to be effective. What roles do they have to play? What distinguishes an effective leader from an ineffective global leader?
Published on 1 Jun, 2002
"M&As: The untold story"
This blog looks at the very human factors are at play in mergers and acquisitions. Paying attention to them can increase ones chance of success.
Published on 2 Feb, 2016
"The character of high performing organisations"
Manfred Kets de Vries analyses the characteristics common to the most highly performing organisations.
Published on 7 Mar, 2001
"The eight archetypes of effective leadership"
In this working paper, it is argued that successful organisations are characterised by a distributive, collective, complementary form of leadership.
Published on 5 Jul, 2005
"Effective group work by the pygmies"
This article describe the best practices for effective work teams, using the pygmies of the African rain forest as a metaphor for effective group work.
Published on 1 Dec, 1999
"Effectiveness of group leadership coaching"
This article advocates the effectiveness of group leadership coaching. A change methodology centered on group coaching for high-performance teams is proposed.
Published on 1 Feb, 2005
This book is an easy-to-read overview of all the key events and people in Alexander the Great's extraordinary life, and provides lessons on effective leadership.
Published on 13 Oct, 2004
Leaders can – at different times – be masters of disguise, seduction, and manipulation – but Kets de Vries explains cogently and convincingly why leaders who don’t first master themselves will never master their organizations effectively or humanely.
Published on 31 Dec, 1999