After writing books on business and leadership for years, Manfred Kets de Vries has turned his attention to four of the main tenets of life, which have a profound impact on each of us.
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Virtual team coaching can help turn around dysfunctional teams
Effective organisations rely on teamwork, not least because it facilitates problem solving. Many leaders, however, are ambivalent about teams. They fear overt and covert conflict, uneven participation, tunnel vision, lack of accountability and indifference to the interests of the organisation as a whole. Also, more than a few have no idea how to put together well functioning teams. Their fear of delegating – losing control – reinforces the stereotype of the heroic leader who handles it all.
Published on 26 Aug, 2020
Good leadership requires self-aware and vulnerable leaders
The coronavirus crisis facilitates the rise of autocratic and narcissistic leaders just when we least need them.
When asked what the post-Covid world might look like, French author Michel Houellebecq said, “The same – only worse.” While the quip is funny on the surface, there is indeed reason for all of us to wonder where the world is headed.
Published on 29 Jul, 2020
"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
This essay addresses the question of what makes for happiness. An attempt is made to deconstruct this elusive concept.
Published on 1 Jun, 2000
"Insatiable desire for more can be destructive"
Published on 8 Apr, 2016