"Four pathologies that can cripple leaders"
Senior executives have the power to create an environment that allows people to grow and give their best—or a toxic workplace where everybody is unhappy. How executives end up using that power depends in part on their mental health. Sound, stable bosses generally build companies where the rules make sense to the employees, freeing them to focus on performing their jobs well. But if the boss psychological makeup is warped, business plans, ideas, interactions, and even the systems, and structures of the organisation itself will reflect his or her pathologies. 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.
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Coaching narcissists to move beyond a world in black and white
In this last blog in our KDVI Blog Series on Narcissism, we explore how organisations can manage the downsides of employing narcissistic executives. In particular, we turn our attention to coaching as a means for getting the best out of narcissistic executives.
Published on 6 Jun, 2018
This blog entry with the Harvard Business Review explore the manic-depressive leaders, who are great in a crisis, but overestimating their capabilities can try to do more than they can handle.
Published on 20 Mar, 2014
"When drive and commitment are too much"
Published on 21 Mar, 2016
"Donald Trump’s new American brand is a cautionary tale for all leaders."
Published on 12 Apr, 2017
"The tragedy of the commons"
Published on 26 Oct, 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
"Turning high potentials to star performers"
This blog discusses the qualities that turn high potentials into top performers.
Published on 29 Dec, 2014
“The most complete revenge is not to imitate the aggressor.”
Identifying with an aggressor is a basic strategy for human survival. It’s time to call it out in the workplace.
Published on 27 Sep, 2017