"Self awareness and team effectiveness"
This blog explores how, in order to be truly effective, leaders must first understand the unconscious motivations in themselves, followed by those of the people around them.
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"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
"An Early Warning System for Team’s Stress Level"
Inspired by aviation and medical best practices for handling crises, we set out to develop a simple yet robust protocol that could help executives anticipate cases of potential burnout. Rather than being a test, survey, or assessment tool, the Stress-APGAR provides a set of guidelines that help executives think about and articulate factors that may lead to burnout.
Published on 26 Apr, 2017
"Adversity to develop endurance, courage and character"
In the perfect storm our world is currently experiencing, we need to develop leaders with character, people who can deal with complex and difficult situations and act as forces for good. Adversity is one way to develop endurance, courage and character. Without it, we do not really know what we are all about, nor do we appreciate the limits of our character.
Published on 9 Jun, 2017
"How to manage brilliant but tumultuous leaders"
Thrill-seeking employees' addiction to risk can create havoc in the workplace. Managed correctly, their fearlessness can be a great advantage to any organisation.
Published on 7 Jul, 2016
"The triumphs and foibles of Alexander the Great"
This blog entry explores how Alexander the Great shows us some timeless leadership lessons but also some glaring failures.
Published on 18 Nov, 2014
"Forgiveness and the art of reconciliation"
This blog entry explores the ability to forgive and the art of reconciliation.
Published on 8 Jul, 2013
"Leaders need emotional intelligence to create meaning"
Published on 1 Apr, 2016
"Playing the fool in the workplace"
Published on 3 Feb, 2017
"The transformative power of executive coaching"
An interview with Manfred Kets de Vries about the transformative power of executive coaching.
Published on 1 Jan, 2013
Beware of the cultish techniques that have crossed into the workplace
Why would anyone be attracted to a cult? Many businesses have cult-like characteristics which, on one hand, can provide structure and order, on the other, they can breed paranoia and stifle creative thinking.
Published on 2 Nov, 2018