"Learning to manage in the gray zone"
This blog argues that executives who see the world in stark contrasts miss the nuances of situations and are less able to compromise to meet common interests.
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"The uses of humour in the workplace"
This blog looks at the sources of humor and to distunguish between humour that is congenial and empathetic and humour that is dysfunctional and divisive.
Published on 2 Jun, 2015
"Turning high potentials to star performers"
This blog discusses the qualities that turn high potentials into top performers.
Published on 29 Dec, 2014
"Four pathologies that can cripple leaders"
This blog entry with the Harvard Business Review explores four pathologies that can cripple an executive and bring misery to the workplace, and what to do about them.
Published on 1 Apr, 2014
"Are you a mentor or a martyr?"
In this blog entry for Forbes, Manfred Kets de Vries discusses the differences between mentoring and martydom.
Published on 16 Oct, 2013
The Irrational Executive is a compilation to counter this bias in management theory. Focusing on unconscious as well as conscious internal processes, and strongly influenced by contemporary psychoanalytic theory, the contributors argue persuasively against the rationalist model.
Published on 1 Nov, 1984
"Leaders need emotional intelligence to create meaning"
Published on 1 Apr, 2016
"Falling into the rescuer trap"
This blog entry with the Harvard Business Reviewe highlights a trap coaches and mentors can fall into—from being a 'helper' to a 'rescuer'.
Published on 3 Dec, 2013
"Despotic regimes and dynamics of leadership by terror"
The objective of this article is to better understand the developmental history of despotic regimes and the existence of leadership by terror.
Published on 17 Nov, 2006
This book takes us inside the despotic mind to understand what their actions are all about; to comprehend the source of their actions and to recognise the danger signs.
Published on 10 Aug, 2005
"The victim syndrome in org contexts"
This working paper explores the victim syndrome within an organisational context, and provides a checklist to identify people who are victims of it.
Published on 24 Jul, 2012