"Why do women still fail to secure top positions in the workplace?"
Why, when they are challenging men’s performance at every academic level in the developed world and, in spite of all the efforts made to avoid discriminatory practices, do women still fail to secure the top positions in the workplace? Why do they gravitate toward certain occupations? 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.
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"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
"Profiel fo a tansfor- mational leadership programme"
This paper explores the impact of a transformational leadership development program on the lives of its participants after a one year interval.
Published on 4 Mar, 2009
"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
"Let's talk about sex in the boardroom"
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Published on 13 May, 2015
"The eight archetypes of effective leadership"
In this working paper, it is argued that successful organisations are characterised by a distributive, collective, complementary form of leadership.
Published on 5 Jul, 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
"Attachment theory applied in an org context"
This working paper explores the evolution and function of attachment in the context of adult relationships.
Published on 18 Apr, 2013
"Creating tipping points for change"
In this working paper, the author explores the tipping point phenomenon and its different facets and effect on change.
Published on 21 Sep, 2011
"What role does money play in our lives"
This paper explores the role money plays in our lives.
Published on 5 Apr, 2006
"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