"Turning high potentials to star performers"
Organisational high flyers display many contradictory behaviour patterns, and it’s this paradoxical nature which makes them so successful. Spotting nascent stars can be a challenge, not least because we can’t always be sure what we’re looking for. Some may first impress us as ‘‘golden larvae’’, but never complete metamorphosis, while others grow into true butterflies. This blog discusses the qualities that turn high potentials into top performers.
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"Ways to Manage Difficult Bosses"
This article explores the options available to anyone who has to manage a bad boss. Much of it will feel like common sense. But people often forget that it’s in their power to improve bad situations, so having the options systematically laid out can be very helpful.
Published on 1 Dec, 2016
"Peer coaching and strategy alignment"
This blog entry with the Harvard Business Review discusses how peer coaching interventions can make a huge difference to the implementation of a strategy or change initiative of an organisation.
Published on 1 May, 2014
"The tragedy of the commons"
Published on 26 Oct, 2016
"High-flyers and the fear of success"
This blog entry with the Harvard Business Review address the fear of success and its consequences.
Published on 4 Mar, 2014
"When drive and commitment are too much"
Published on 21 Mar, 2016
"Learning to manage in the gray zone"
Published on 7 Apr, 2015
"Managing the passive- aggressive leader"
This blog entry with the Harvard Business Review discusses challenge of managing passive-aggressives.
Published on 20 Feb, 2014
"Fairy tales for today’s executives"
This blog looks at the leadership journey as a fairy tale and cautions against the five deadly dangers of leadership.
Published on 18 May, 2015
"Abnormal is the norm in organisations"
This article describes a number of dysfunctional leadership prototypes found in organisations. Offered as a useful form of shorthand for identification purposes, it helps us understand how we can deal with this dysfunction in ourselves or our leaders.
Published on 1 Sep, 2009
"Leadership by terror: Saddam Hussein"
This working paper investigates leadership by terror, a form of leadership that is both an ageless phenomenon and a contemporary problem.
Published on 1 Apr, 2003