"When drive and commitment are too much"
This blog looks at the place for alpha-like behaviour in organisations. It argues that the need the drive, competitiveness and commitment of such leaders should be balanced with models of leadership that connect, build and nurture.
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"Turning high potentials to star performers"
This blog discusses the qualities that turn high potentials into top performers.
Published on 29 Dec, 2014
"High-flyers and the fear of success"
This blog entry with the Harvard Business Review address the fear of success and its consequences.
Published on 4 Mar, 2014
This blog entry with the Harvard Business Review explore the manic-depressive leaders, who are great in a crisis, but overestimating their capabilities can try to do more than they can handle.
Published on 20 Mar, 2014
"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
"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 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
"What's your readiness to work & lead overseas?"
This blog addresses readiness to work and lead overseas, and whether you are ready to make this change.
Published on 10 Nov, 2014
"Peer coaching and strategy alignment"
This blog entry with the Harvard Business Review discusses how peer coaching interventions can make a huge difference to the implementation of a strategy or change initiative of an organisation.
Published on 1 May, 2014
In this book of insightful essays, Kets de Vries explodes the myth that rationality is what governs the behaviour of leaders and followers and provides a more realistic perspective on organisational functioning and the leader-follower relationship.
Published on 13 Aug, 2003
"Denialism, office politics, productivity"
This blog entry with the Harvard Business Review explores how denialists can have a devastating effect on office politics and productivity.
Published on 6 Aug, 2015