"Effectiveness of group leadership coaching"
This article advocates the effectiveness of group leadership coaching. The argument is made that although one-on-one coaching can be highly effective, leadership coaching in a group setting will have a much higher pay-off because changes in leadership behaviour are more likely to occur. The article suggest that a change methodology centered on group coaching makes for high-performance teams, is an antidote to organisational silo formation, creates organisations without boundaries, and makes for true knowledge management. It also explores the similarities between leadership coaching and psychotherapy. A strong plea is made to subject aspiring leadership coaches to clinical training to create awareness of the kind of deep-seated psychological problems that can derail the leadership coaching process.
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"Effective vs ineffective global leaders"
This article explores what leaders have to do to be effective. What roles do they have to play? What distinguishes an effective leader from an ineffective global leader?
Published on 1 Jun, 2002
In this book, Manfred Kets de Vries presents the case for leadership group coaching as an experiential training ground for learning to function as a high performance team.
Published on 15 Nov, 2011
"Effective group work by the pygmies"
This article describe the best practices for effective work teams, using the pygmies of the African rain forest as a metaphor for effective group work.
Published on 1 Dec, 1999
"Eight roles for leadership effectiveness"
This blog entry with the Harvard Business Review addresses a number of recurring patterns of behavior or "archetypes" that influence an individual’s effectiveness within an organisation.
Published on 18 Dec, 2013
Reflections on Groups and Organisations is the third and final book in the On the Couch with Manfred Kets de Vries series. This book examines concepts of organisational health, performance, and change.
Published on 18 Jan, 2011
"The character of high performing organisations"
Manfred Kets de Vries analyses the characteristics common to the most highly performing organisations.
Published on 7 Mar, 2001
"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
"M&As: The untold story"
This blog looks at the very human factors are at play in mergers and acquisitions. Paying attention to them can increase ones chance of success.
Published on 2 Feb, 2016
"Creating healthy work places for the new millennium"
This article raises questions about the well-functioning individual, the motivational need systems that drive people, and the conditions that make for healthy organisations.
Published on 1 Jan, 2001
"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