"Play therapy as a means of individual reinvention"
This working paper explores the role of play in human creativity. The author 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. In this context, he explores the role of play at work and the association between play and “flow”— our periods of peak productivity. Finally, he takes the example of an adult educational leadership program that uses organizational play therapy as a means of individual reinvention.
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"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
"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
"Leadership development as a transitional journey"
This paper describes transitional leadership development programs as the beginning of a journey, and propose that for this type of program, an integrated collaborative approach to evaluation is logical and appropriate.
Published on 8 Mar, 2008
"Sexual dynamics in the boardroom"
This working paper explores how people today are very much governed by the same sexual desires that drove our primitive ancestors.
Published on 13 May, 2015
"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
"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
"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
“Knowing is the easy part; saying it out loud is the hard part.”
Successful coaching involves working with – not against – an individual’s resistance.
Published on 20 Aug, 2018
"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
"Rescuer syndrome and excessive helping behavior"
In this article the author explores the problem of excessive helping behavior—The Rescuer Syndrome—with particular reference to executive coaching.
Published on 9 Dec, 2010