"C-suite suicide trend"
Swisscom's CEO and Zurich's CFO recently took their own lives. Have working conditions in the C-suite become so intense that suicide appears to offer the only answer for some? This Fortune Management article quotes Manfred Kets de Vries on this recent trend.
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"Leaders and the art of forgiveness"
The knee-jerk reaction of too many people in leadership positions when they feel wronged is righteous indignation and the urge for revenge. But one factor that sets truly transformational leaders apart from the run-of-the-mill is the ability to forgive - to let feelings of anger, resentment and blame fall away and become something constructive. This article looks at how forgiveness can make for a good business tool.
Published on 19 Jul, 2013
"Assessing psychological risk factors of leaders"
This blog presents a quick assessment of psychological risk factors for high performing individuals.
Published on 18 Apr, 2015
"Are you suffering from the wealth fatigue syndrome?"
This blog entry explores the wealth fatigue syndrome. Instead, one should invest in enduring things that matter.
Published on 10 Dec, 2014
"Forgiveness as a business tool"
This blog entry with the Harvard Business Review explores how costly it is to hold on to grudges and how an unforgiving attitude keeps people from moving forward.
Published on 4 Dec, 2013
"In search of introspection and reflection"
Published on 23 Jun, 2014
"How to deal with paradoxes"
This blog entry deals with the dilemma of living in a world of inevitable anxiety which does not always makes sense and how to listen to that reflexive inner voice.
Published on 10 Oct, 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
"Down the rabbit hole of shame"
Shame is part of the human experience. Keeping your feelings of shame in perspective can relieve you of a harmful tendency to self-blame, and, eventually, make peace with your shadow side. Knowing that you are good enough, worthwhile, and deserving of love and acceptance is essential for building resilience and living your most authentic life.
Published on 1 Jun, 2017
"Effectiveness of psycho- dynamic group coaching"
This article reports on the effectiveness of psychodynamic group coaching intervention technique practiced at a global business school.
Published on 1 Feb, 2014
"Slacking off is a great way to nurture our imagination"
In our current 24/7 society, introspection and reflection have become lost arts. Instead, we are at risk of becoming victims of information and work overload. In this article, the authors argue that slacking off—or a conscious effort to do nothing—is a great way to induce states of mind that nurture our imagination.
Published on 20 Dec, 2014