"The inner compass of leaders"
Mentally healthy leaders have a choice. They are, sometimes with the support of third parties, capable to look at and adapt their own thoughts, feelings and behaviours. If this is true, than some leaders aren’t mentally healthy—it seems that they do not have a choice they are at risk of going into decline. This blog entry addresses what can be done when the inner compass of a leader stops pointing to the pure North.
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"Complexity of the mental models of the leaders"
This blog entry discusses the underlying cause of the gap between the complexity of the mental model of the leader and the complexity of the world surrounding him/her.
Published on 11 Mar, 2014
"How to deal with paradoxes"
This blog entry deals with the dilemma of living in a world of inevitable anxiety which does not always makes sense and how to listen to that reflexive inner voice.
Published on 10 Oct, 2014
"Leadership lessons from a tumultuous time"
Published on 13 Dec, 2016
Neurotic leaders create neurotic organisations. This mini-article identifies five neurotic styles of organisations and explains how they can be used to better understand the ‘smell of the place’.
Published on 11 Nov, 2019
"The importance of top team alignment"
This blog entry addresses the importance of top team alignment programmes.
Published on 23 Mar, 2014
"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
"Four pathologies that can cripple leaders"
This blog entry with the Harvard Business Review explores four pathologies that can cripple an executive and bring misery to the workplace, and what to do about them.
Published on 1 Apr, 2014
“The most complete revenge is not to imitate the aggressor.”
Identifying with an aggressor is a basic strategy for human survival. It’s time to call it out in the workplace.
Published on 27 Sep, 2017
"The uses of humour in the workplace"
This blog looks at the sources of humor and to distunguish between humour that is congenial and empathetic and humour that is dysfunctional and divisive.
Published on 2 Jun, 2015
"Ways to Manage Difficult Bosses"
This article explores the options available to anyone who has to manage a bad boss. Much of it will feel like common sense. But people often forget that it’s in their power to improve bad situations, so having the options systematically laid out can be very helpful.
Published on 1 Dec, 2016