"Creating tipping points for change"
People who work in the helping professions are familiar with the vicissitudes of incremental change. However, coaches occasionally encounter greater dramas than the small victories of day-to-day coaching exchanges. Most coaches have witnessed special "Aha!" moments, tipping points in clients’ lives that contribute to meaningful life decisions. In this working paper, the author explores the tipping point phenomenon, discussing such concepts as the good hour, the transference cure, regression in the service of the ego, and corrective emotional experience.
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"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
"A review of leadership coaching"
This working paper presents a review of leadership coaching, including the different forms of coaching, goals and what makes it work.
Published on 1 Mar, 2004
"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
"Profile of a group leadership coaching approach"
This paper describes the unique leadership coaching approach which focuses not only on what is directly observable, but also on out-of-awareness behaviour.
Published on 1 Jul, 2008
"Group coaching for team alignment"
This article discusses how to get things done by applying the group coaching methodology.
Published on 21 May, 2014
"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
"Fairy tales for today’s executives"
This working paper looks at how fairy tales—when applied to the realm of executive leadership—act as a shortcut to moral lessons, illustrating the dangers of leadership and various ways in which executives can derail.
Published on 6 Mar, 2015
"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
"Profile of Vladimir Putin"
This paper compares Russian President Vladimir Putin to effective business executives, studying his performance through the same lenses used to assess CEOs of large corporations, and reviewing the degree to which his various constituencies are satisfied with his performance.
Published on 6 May, 2005
"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