"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'.. In the latter, where the relationship becomes co-dependent, both parties inevitably suffer. The person being helped receives no real beneficial help, while the rescuer becomes overburdened with the dependency of the other. Instead of generating the positive results they both aspire to, the co-dependent relationship between the two becomes a debilitating energy-drain for all concerned.
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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
"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
"Learning to manage in the gray zone"
Published on 7 Apr, 2015
"The tragedy of the commons"
Published on 26 Oct, 2016
"Donald Trump’s new American brand is a cautionary tale for all leaders."
Published on 12 Apr, 2017
"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
"Conundrums coaches face in their practice"
This article sheds light on the challenges facing coaches when undertaking the journey to becoming a group coach.
Published on 11 Nov, 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
This book provides an in-depth look at the coaching process, considering the diversity of both individual and organisational learning through the lens of psychodynamic mindfulness.
Published on 15 Apr, 2014
"In search of introspection and reflection"
Published on 23 Jun, 2014