"What should you consider when taking an entre-preneur on board?"
Some entrepreneurs find it hard to accept another company’s way of doing things and can create a working atmosphere that makes adaptation very difficult. One should not, however, see such behaviour as the norm. Many entrepreneurs are well equipped to deal with different company environments. This article addresses what you should look out for if you are considering taking an entrepreneur on board, working for one, or encouraging new ventures. What can cause problems? Are there pitfalls to avoid? If so, what are the options in such situations? What provisions can you make to accommodate the typical entrepreneur? Do entrepreneurs have more personal problems than other people? In short, what is the dark side of entrepreneurship?
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"Abnormal is the norm in organisations"
This article describes a number of dysfunctional leadership prototypes found in organisations. Offered as a useful form of shorthand for identification purposes, it helps us understand how we can deal with this dysfunction in ourselves or our leaders.
Published on 1 Sep, 2009
"In search of introspection and reflection"
In this working paper, the author argues that doing nothing and being bored can be invaluable to the creative process.
Published on 5 May, 2014
"The birth & growth of an entrepreneurial organisation"
This article looks at entrepreneurial leadership and business development on several levels, including an intimate look at the birth and growth of an entrepreneurial organisation.
Published on 3 Jun, 2003
"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
"What are the underlying dynamics of succession?"
This article explores the underlying dynamics of succession.
Published on 1 Jan, 1988
"Play therapy as a means of individual reinvention"
This working paper argues that the proclivity to play remains an essential part of our make-up throughout our life and that we should make greater efforts to retain play as a mode of learning and the source of creative production.
Published on 5 Dec, 2012
"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
"Unraveling the processes of change"
In this paper, the processes of individual and organisational change—their characteristics and dynamics—are explored, and resemblances between personal and organizational change are highlighted.
Published on 1 Jan, 1999
"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
"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