Blogs

Forgiveness as a Business Tools (2013)

Manfred Kets de Vries

"Forgiveness and the art of reconciliation"

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 blog entry explores the ability to forgive and the art of reconciliation.

INSEAD Knowledge, 2013

Read more

Add Comment

Go back


Related content

"Leaders and the art of forgiveness"

Forgiveness Makes a Good Business Tool

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

“Wealth doesn’t last more than three generations”

Saving a Family Business from Emotional Dysfunction

This blog looks at how successfully handing on a family business requires mastery not only of the business but also of the self.

Published on 1 Feb, 2017

"Forgiveness as a business tool"

The Art of Forgiveness: Differentiating Transformational Leaders

This working paper explores the subject of forgiveness and its importance in the context of leadership.

Published on 18 Apr, 2013

"How to manage brilliant but tumultuous leaders"

Managing Thrill Seekers

Thrill-seeking employees' addiction to risk can create havoc in the workplace. Managed correctly, their fearlessness can be a great advantage to any organisation.

Published on 7 Jul, 2016

"Self awareness and team effectiveness"

First Know Yourself, Then Your Team

This blog explores how, in order to be truly effective, leaders must first understand the unconscious motivations in themselves, followed by those of the people around them.

Published on 13 Aug, 2014

"Talented leadership in the European Union"

The Future of an Illusion: In search of the new European Business Leader

This article explores the complex network of relationships requires extremely talented leadership in the European Union.

Published on 1 Aug, 2005

The New Russian Business Leaders

The New Russian Business Leaders

This book presents six in-depth case studies focusing on companies of vastly differing sizes, ranging from a newly privatised operation and the creation and organisation of an oligarch's empire, to several entrepreneurial start-ups in different service industries.

Published on 5 Sep, 2005

The New Global Leaders: : Richard Branson, Percy Barnevik, David Simon and the Remaking of International Business

The New Global Leaders: : Richard Branson, Percy Barnevik, David Simon and the Remaking of International Business

This book takes readers into the private worlds of Virgin founder Richard Branson, ABB's Percy Barnevik and British Petroleum titan David Simon to provide candid accounts of how each has managed to redefine organizational growth and development in the late 20th century.

Published on 17 Mar, 1999

"Adversity to develop endurance, courage and character"

Developing Leaders Through Adversity

In the perfect storm our world is currently experiencing, we need to develop leaders with character, people who can deal with complex and difficult situations and act as forces for good. Adversity is one way to develop endurance, courage and character. Without it, we do not really know what we are all about, nor do we appreciate the limits of our character.

Published on 9 Jun, 2017

"Playing the fool in the workplace"

Why Every Workplace Needs a Fool

Office tricksters tell it like it is and contribute to creative growth.

Published on 3 Feb, 2017