"Sexual dynamics in the boardroom"
Nobody talks about sex in the boardroom. However, the sexual dynamics between men and women are age eternal and hover above like a cloud, motivating individuals at an unconscious level. This working paper explores how people today are very much governed by the same sexual desires that drove our primitive ancestors.
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"Let's talk about sex in the boardroom"
Manfred Kets de Vries explores whether sex and man’s unconscious drive for survival are keeping women locked out of the C-suite.
Published on 13 May, 2015
"Leadership development programme and long- tem effect"
This working paper explores how a transformational leadership development program can affect the lives of its participants.
Published on 8 Feb, 2008
"Why do women still fail to secure top positions in the workplace?"
This paper deals with the issue of whether the kinds of organisational structures and practices that attract women might also benefit men, and ask whether the male-oriented default position of organisational design has had its day.
Published on 3 Nov, 2010
"Executive complexes in organisations"
This working paper explores the nature and origin of complexes and then explores five complexes regularly encountered in organizational coaching and consulting work.
Published on 7 May, 2006
"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
"Aging and quality of life"
This working paper deals with a rather taboo subject: the consequences of prolonging life into extreme old age, now possible with advances in medical procedures.
Published on 25 Apr, 2015
"Dreams as entry points to executive subconscious"
This working paper addresses how leadership coaches should also pay attention to their clients’ dreamtime to help executives with their journey into their own interior.
Published on 14 Feb, 2014
"How to groom organisa- tional stars"
This working paper addresses nascent stars: What makes those that turn into butterflies so special? What makes them so successful? What are the qualities that turn them into top performers?
Published on 5 Jul, 2010
"Identifying and dealing with SOBs"
This working paper explores ways of identifying and dealing with SOBs—Seductive Operational Bully—from an organisational and individual perspective, and recommends a clinical orientation to organisational diagnosis and intervention.
Published on 1 Jul, 2012
"Death anxiety and succession issues"
This article takes a clinical lens to explore death anxiety as a motivational force, how it affects behaviour in organisations, and how we metabolise the feelings death evokes.
Published on 1 Feb, 2014