"Reflective writing as carthartic process"
The combination of reflective writing and talking about certain key experiences creates a powerful force to help us surmount difficulties and can hasten our capacity to come to terms with (or to digest) events and move on. This blog entry with the Harward Business Review looks at the therapeutic effect of writing.
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"Differences as assets"
This blog entry explores the idea of accepting ones leadership strenghts instead of merely fitting in.
Published on 16 Feb, 2015
"Is it possible to know oneself?"
This blog explores the question of whether it is possible to know oneself when so much of that knowledge is beyond conscious awareness.
Published on 21 Jan, 2015
"Insatiable desire for more can be destructive"
Published on 8 Apr, 2016
"What role does money play in our lives"
This article explores the role money plays in our lives.
Published on 13 Oct, 2007
"What do executives want out of life?"
This article is based on the responses of 160 senior executives to questions of what success means to them.
Published on 9 Jan, 2009
A young prince who resists the spell of the evil goblin with the help of a raven, a king who turns into a bear to expel the monster in him, four brothers, each with a unique gift, facing a common dilemma—these are some of the characters in this collection of fairy tales, each story reflecting our deepest fears and desires. Join author Manfred Kets de Vries as he takes you on a journey where heroes and heroines face dragons, crones, lions and wicked stepmothers in their search for the elusive “happily ever after”.
Published on 25 Jul, 2016
"High achievers who feel they are complete fakes"
This article describes that "neurotic imposture" a kind of behavior that causes a great many extremely talented, hardworking, and capable executives—men and women who have achieved great success by the world's standards–to believe, deep down, that they don't deserve it.
Published on 17 Nov, 2006
This essay addresses the question of what makes for happiness. An attempt is made to deconstruct this elusive concept.
Published on 1 Jun, 2000
"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
"Advice for dealing with narcissists"
Managing a narcissistic leader is not easy. Why would they ask for help, when they think that they are better than anybody else? How can they learn from mistakes if they can’t admit that they’ve ever made one? This article provides some advise for managers who have to deal with such leaders.
Published on 10 May, 2017