"Assessing psychological risk factors of leaders"
This blog presents a quick assessment of psychological risk factors for high performing individuals. It may be used to help prevent tragedies by detecting subtle signs and symptoms of stress among a group of people who are often reluctant to talk about their problems.
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"Down the rabbit hole of shame"
Shame is part of the human experience. Keeping your feelings of shame in perspective can relieve you of a harmful tendency to self-blame, and, eventually, make peace with your shadow side. Knowing that you are good enough, worthwhile, and deserving of love and acceptance is essential for building resilience and living your most authentic life.
Published on 1 Jun, 2017
"Personailty and techno-stress"
Published on 25 May, 2016
"What role does money play in our lives"
This paper explores the role money plays in our lives.
Published on 5 Apr, 2006
"Do less instead of doing too much"
This blog entry with the Harvard Business Review argues that the biggest problem we have in contemporary society is not that we do too little but that we try to do too much.
Published on 10 Dec, 2013
Through coaching work with senior executives, Manfred Kets de Vries explores why many suffer from profound periods of unhappiness despite having external success.
Published on 7 Dec, 2007
"Slacking off is a great way to nurture our imagination"
In our current 24/7 society, introspection and reflection have become lost arts. Instead, we are at risk of becoming victims of information and work overload. In this article, the authors argue that slacking off—or a conscious effort to do nothing—is a great way to induce states of mind that nurture our imagination.
Published on 20 Dec, 2014
"Leaders and the art of forgiveness"
The knee-jerk reaction of too many people in leadership positions when they feel wronged is righteous indignation and the urge for revenge. But one factor that sets truly transformational leaders apart from the run-of-the-mill is the ability to forgive - to let feelings of anger, resentment and blame fall away and become something constructive. This article looks at how forgiveness can make for a good business tool.
Published on 19 Jul, 2013
"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
“Knowing is the easy part; saying it out loud is the hard part.”
Successful coaching involves working with – not against – an individual’s resistance.
Published on 20 Aug, 2018
"Corporate genius and psychopaths"
This blog entry with the Harvard Business Review. discusses the thin line between corporate genius and psychopaths.
Published on 7 Jan, 2014