"Effective group work by the pygmies"
This article describe the best practices for effective work teams. Taking the way of relating among the pygmies of the African rain forest as a metaphor for effective group work–as the pygmies hunting-gathering society represents a microcosm of key survival practices of teams operating under very harsh conditions—this article offers a number of lessons for creating successful work teams.
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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
"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
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
"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
"Effectiveness of group leadership coaching"
This article advocates the effectiveness of group leadership coaching. A change methodology centered on group coaching for high-performance teams is proposed.
Published on 1 Feb, 2005
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 eight archetypes of effective leadership"
In this working paper, it is argued that successful organisations are characterised by a distributive, collective, complementary form of leadership.
Published on 5 Jul, 2005
"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 authentizotic organisations"
This article is a rejoinder to the critique by Robert Golembiewski of the authors' article Transforming the Mind-Set of the Organization: A Clinical Perspective, in which the processes of individual and organizational change and the resemblance between them are explored.
Published on 1 Jan, 1999
"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