"Leadership programmes as catalyst for change"
This paper describes how people change using as their catalyst an executive leadership programme offered at INSEAD, an international business school in France. During this leadership programme, a critical transitional space is created, enabling the participants to find new solutions for existing problems. Three conceptual frameworks are also presented to better understand the process of personal change: the triangle of mental life, the triangle of conflict, and the triangle of relationships.
INSEAD Working Paper, 2002Read more
"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
"Leadership development as a transitional journey"
This paper describes transitional leadership development programs as the beginning of a journey, and propose that for this type of program, an integrated collaborative approach to evaluation is logical and appropriate.
Published on 8 Mar, 2008
"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
"Leadership development for long term change"
This working paper argues for leadership development programmes focusing on creating long term change rather than quick fixes.
Published on 22 Sep, 2010
"What do executives want out of life?"
This article is based on the responses of 160 senior executives to questions of what success means to them.
Published on 9 Jan, 2009
"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
"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
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
"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
a reminder that democracies are very fragile configurations
Following Jonathan Swift’s satirical example of a “modest” proposal, this paradoxical article examines the question of having leaders for life. Throughout, it employs the tools of satire to outline the presumed advantages of a leaders-for-life system, revealing that, in reality, it is fraught with danger. In a circuitous way, the article makes clear that having leaders for life is an invitation for social unrest and economic decline. By presenting a number of examples of leaders for life, it becomes clear that the overriding concern is the ever-present danger of the abuse of power. Without the existence of term limits, there will be an increased prevalence of rights abuses, secret or arbitrary arrests and detentions, restrictions on freedom of expression, and police brutality. Furthermore, it is suggested that kleptocratic practices are par for the course.
Published on 31 Jul, 2020