"How to groom organisa- tional stars"
Organizational stars are often a study in paradox. They display many contradictory behavior patterns; without consciously realising it, they are true masters of the koan, as their demeanor is always more complex and nuanced than what is perceived at first glance. But their paradoxical behaviour is what makes them so successful. The way of the koan is the royal road to a deep understanding of what these stars are all about. 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? And are these qualities identifiable?
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"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
"Forgiveness as a business tool"
This working paper explores the subject of forgiveness and its importance in the context of leadership.
Published on 18 Apr, 2013
"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
"Executive coaches as modern day shamans"
This working paper discusses various similarities and differences between the healing practices of shamans and the work of therapists and executive coaches.
Published on 30 Sep, 2014
"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
"Leadership by terror: Saddam Hussein"
This working paper investigates leadership by terror, a form of leadership that is both an ageless phenomenon and a contemporary problem.
Published on 1 Apr, 2003
"Psycho- dynamic aspects of effective leadership"
This working paper explores the psychodynamic aspects of effective leadership.
Published on 11 Dec, 2011
"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
"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
"Design of transfor- mational executive programs"
This working paper describes the design of transformational executive programs and presents three conceptual frameworks for facilitating change.
Published on 6 Mar, 2006