"The eight archetypes of effective leadership"
In this working paper, it is argued that an individualistic notion of leadership is inadequate, given the increased complexity of the work environment. Although the "Great Man or Woman" theories still linger, most scholars of leadership now recognise that successful organisations are characterised by a distributive, collective, complementary form of leadership. To further explore this form of leadership, eight leadership archetypes are proposed.
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"Effective vs ineffective global leaders"
This article explores what leaders have to do to be effective. What roles do they have to play? What distinguishes an effective leader from an ineffective global leader?
Published on 1 Jun, 2002
"Eight roles for leadership effectiveness"
This blog entry with the Harvard Business Review addresses a number of recurring patterns of behavior or "archetypes" that influence an individual’s effectiveness within an organisation.
Published on 18 Dec, 2013
"Effective group work by the pygmies"
This article describe the best practices for effective work teams, using the pygmies of the African rain forest as a metaphor for effective group work.
Published on 1 Dec, 1999
In this book, Manfred Kets de Vries presents the case for leadership group coaching as an experiential training ground for learning to function as a high performance team.
Published on 15 Nov, 2011
"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
"Effectiveness of group leadership coaching"
This article advocates the effectiveness of group leadership coaching. A change methodology centered on group coaching for high-performance teams is proposed.
Published on 1 Feb, 2005
"How to become a great place to work"
This paper discusses the internal and external pressures that may trigger organisational changes and explores the four stages of the organisational change process.
Published on 6 Feb, 2009
Reflections on Groups and Organisations is the third and final book in the On the Couch with Manfred Kets de Vries series. This book examines concepts of organisational health, performance, and change.
Published on 18 Jan, 2011
"The character of high performing organisations"
Manfred Kets de Vries analyses the characteristics common to the most highly performing organisations.
Published on 7 Mar, 2001
"M&As: The untold story"
This blog looks at the very human factors are at play in mergers and acquisitions. Paying attention to them can increase ones chance of success.
Published on 2 Feb, 2016