"A large chair doesn’t make a king"
Africa is a cautionary example of the need for checks and balances against the abuse of power. Further research along this line can help African countries begin to educate and develop their young leadership base to produce more Mandelas and fewer Mugabes. Understanding how leadership can transform the vision and mission of countries can help governments re-instill pride, cultural understanding and peace between nations.
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"Fairy tales for today’s executives"
This blog looks at the leadership journey as a fairy tale and cautions against the five deadly dangers of leadership.
Published on 18 May, 2015
"The triumphs and foibles of Alexander the Great"
This blog entry explores how Alexander the Great shows us some timeless leadership lessons but also some glaring failures.
Published on 18 Nov, 2014
"Donald Trump’s new American brand is a cautionary tale for all leaders."
Published on 12 Apr, 2017
"Learning to manage in the gray zone"
Published on 7 Apr, 2015
This book takes us inside the despotic mind to understand what their actions are all about; to comprehend the source of their actions and to recognise the danger signs.
Published on 10 Aug, 2005
"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
"Managing the passive- aggressive leader"
This blog entry with the Harvard Business Review discusses challenge of managing passive-aggressives.
Published on 20 Feb, 2014
"The tragedy of the commons"
Published on 26 Oct, 2016
"Malignant narcissist as ticking time bombs"
Malignant narcissists not only believe they are always right, they vindictively go out on a limb to prove it.
Published on 2 Mar, 2017
Coaching narcissists to move beyond a world in black and white
In this last blog in our KDVI Blog Series on Narcissism, we explore how organisations can manage the downsides of employing narcissistic executives. In particular, we turn our attention to coaching as a means for getting the best out of narcissistic executives.
Published on 6 Jun, 2018