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Helping a Bipolar Leader

Helping a Bipolar Leader

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

Putting Leaders on the Couch

Published on 26 Mar, 2008

"When drive and commitment are too much"

Are You an Alpha Male Leader?

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.

Published on 21 Mar, 2016

Leaders, Fools, and Impostors

Leaders, Fools, and Impostors

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

"Leadership lessons from a tumultuous time"

What Leaders Can Learn From the Rise of the Outsider

Times of change and distrust create challenges and some valuable lessons for leaders.

 

Published on 13 Dec, 2016

"Four pathologies that can cripple leaders"

Coaching the Toxic Leader

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

"Narcissistic leaders and organisational sustainability"

Ethics in Business—Where is the education for narcissistic leaders?

This article explores the narcissistic inclinations of leaders and how this could affect the soundness and sustainability of organisations.

Published on 9 Jul, 2013

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