"Psycho- dynamic factors & succession in Russia"
One of the main issues in Russian business, both from a political and organisational perspective, is succession. This article examines some general psychodynamic factors that influence the succession process in Russian businesses. The authors discuss major themes in founder-CEO succession in Russia, highlighting its potential pitfalls. They introduce the concept of the “succession paradox,” whereby CEO-founders appear to pass the helm to their successors while keeping a firm grip on the wheel. They end with a number of recommendations for coping with this problem, emphasizing that succession is a process rather than an event.
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"Death anxiety and executive mortality"
This blog entry with the Harvard Business Review explores the death anxiety and what happens when we repress our fear of death and refuse to confront it.
Published on 24 Mar, 2014
"How would you like to be remembered?"
Published on 5 Sep, 2016
"The retirement syndrome & challenges of letting go"
This article analyses a problem that can be described as the retirement syndrome. In exploring the difficulties many leaders face in letting go at the end of a full career, reviews a number of the barriers to exit and provides suggestions as to how individuals and organisations can develop more effective and humane disengagement strategies.
Published on 1 Dec, 2003
"A look at Russian history and capitalism"
This article reflects on the history of Russia, focusing on the country's late-20th and early-21st-century development as the Russian Federation.
Published on 1 Jul, 2008
"Succession & when it's time to let go"
This blog entry with the Harvard Business Review discusses the three phases of a CEO's lifespan and what happens when leaders outstay their time and performance starts to decline.
Published on 14 Mar, 2014
"The Inner Theatre of Vladimir Putin"
This article compares Russian President Vladimir Putin to effective business executives, studying his performance through the same lenses used to assess CEOs of large corporations, and reviewing the degree to which his various constituencies are satisfied with his performance.
Published on 1 Jul, 2008
"For many executives walking away can be the hardest part of the job"
As a leader you need to focus on your successors early in the game. Doing so will not only underpin the long-term sustainability of your enterprise, it may give you a shot at immortality.
Published on 21 Sep, 2016
"What are the underlying dynamics of succession?"
This article explores the underlying dynamics of succession.
Published on 1 Jan, 1988
"The destabilizing effect of CEO retirement"
This blog entry with the Harvard Business Review he discusses the darker side of retirement.
Published on 28 Feb, 2014
"Aging and quality of life"
This working paper deals with a rather taboo subject: the consequences of prolonging life into extreme old age, now possible with advances in medical procedures.
Published on 25 Apr, 2015