"What do executives want out of life?"
Eight major categories of success emerged: family, wealth, work/career, recognition/fame, power, winning/overcoming challenges, friendships, and meaning. Experiences of success depended on “intrinsic” or “external” validation, and the inner scripts that these executives had developed while growing up, which influenced their perceptions of success and how they experienced it. What the narratives for most of these executives illustrate, is that success is a journey, not a destination.
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"What does success mean to senior executives?"
This article is based on the responses of 160 senior executives to questions of what success means to them.
Published on 1 Jan, 2010
"Is it possible to know oneself?"
This blog explores the question of whether it is possible to know oneself when so much of that knowledge is beyond conscious awareness.
Published on 21 Jan, 2015
"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
"Death anxiety and executive mortality"
This blog entry with the Harvard Business Review explores the death anxiety and what happens when we repress our fear of death and refuse to confront it.
Published on 24 Mar, 2014
"The victim syndrome in org contexts"
This working paper explores the victim syndrome within an organisational context, and provides a checklist to identify people who are victims of it.
Published on 24 Jul, 2012
"Insatiable desire for more can be destructive"
Published on 8 Apr, 2016
"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
"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
"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
"High achievers who feel they are complete fakes"
This article describes that "neurotic imposture" a kind of behavior that causes a great many extremely talented, hardworking, and capable executives—men and women who have achieved great success by the world's standards–to believe, deep down, that they don't deserve it.
Published on 17 Nov, 2006