"High-flyers and the fear of success"
This blog entry with the Harvard Business Review address the fear of success and its consequences. These high-flying executives function extremely well as long as they aren’t in the number-one position. However, once they get to the top position, they start to unravel. The underlying reasons for why they falter are explored.
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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
"What's your readiness to work & lead overseas?"
This blog addresses readiness to work and lead overseas, and whether you are ready to make this change.
Published on 10 Nov, 2014
"Turning high potentials to star performers"
This blog discusses the qualities that turn high potentials into top performers.
Published on 29 Dec, 2014
"Advice for dealing with narcissists"
Managing a narcissistic leader is not easy. Why would they ask for help, when they think that they are better than anybody else? How can they learn from mistakes if they can’t admit that they’ve ever made one? This article provides some advise for managers who have to deal with such leaders.
Published on 10 May, 2017
"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
“Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.”
The design of firms fosters power intoxication in their leaders.
Published on 30 Apr, 2018
"Managing those who won't see the middle ground"
This blog entry for the Harvard Business Review explores how one can manage leaders who see things in black and white, unable to accept a middle ground.
Published on 10 Mar, 2015
"When drive and commitment are too much"
Published on 21 Mar, 2016
"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
"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