Articles

"Effective vs ineffective global leaders"

Global Leadership from A to Z: Creating High Commitment Organizations

This article explores what leaders have to do to be effective. What roles do they have to play? What distinguishes an effective leader from an ineffective global leader?

Organizational Dynamics, Jun 2002

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"Culture and character of Russian leadership"

The Anarchist Within: Clinical Reflections on Russian Character and Leadership Style

This article highlights a number of salient aspects of the culture and character of Russia (now the Russian Federation) in order to facilitate an informed understanding of the way Russians deal with organisations and approach leadership style.

Human Relations, May 2001

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"The character of high performing organisations"

La Confiance au Coeur des Valeurs de l'Enterprise

Manfred Kets de Vries analyses the characteristics common to the most highly performing organisations.

Les Echos, Mar 2001

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"Creating healthy work places for the new millennium"

Creating Authentizotic Organizations: Well-functioning Individuals in Vibrant Companies

This article raises questions about the well-functioning individual, the motivational need systems that drive people, and the conditions that make for healthy organisations.

Human Relations, Jan 2001

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"Deconstructing happiness"

The Graduation Speech: Reflections on Happiness

This essay addresses the question of what makes for happiness. An attempt is made to deconstruct this elusive concept.

European Management Journal, Jun 2000

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"Russian national character, leadership & practices"

A Journey into the Wild East: Leadership Style and Organizational Practices in Russia

This article explores the Russian national character, leadership style, and its organisational practices.

Organizational Dynamics, Apr 2000

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"Effective group work by the pygmies"

High Performance Teams: Lessons from the Pygmies

This article describe the best practices for effective work teams, using the pygmies of the African rain forest as a metaphor for effective group work.

Organizational Dynamics, Dec 1999

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"Two extreme styles of managerial personality"

Managing Puzzling Personalities: Navigating Between Live Volcanoes and Dead Fish

This article reviews the two extreme styles of managerial personality, which can be found in business life:  hypomanic and alexithymic, and describes their effects on organisational performance.

European Management Journal, Feb 1999

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"Creating authentizotic organisations"

Creating the Authentizotic Organization: Corporate Transformation and Its Vicissitudes A Rejoinder

This article is a rejoinder to the critique by Robert Golembiewski of the authors' article Transforming the Mind-Set of the Organization: A Clinical Perspective, in which the processes of individual and organizational change and the resemblance between them are explored.

Academy of Management, Jan 1999

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"Unraveling the processes of change"

Transforming the Mind-set of the Organization: A Clinical Perspective

In this paper, the processes of individual and organisational change—their characteristics and dynamics—are explored, and resemblances between personal and organizational change are highlighted.

Administration & Society, Jan 1999

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"What are the underlying dynamics of succession?"

The Dark Side of CEO Succession

This article explores the underlying dynamics of succession.

Harvard Business Review, Jan 1988

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"What should you consider when taking an entre-preneur on board?"

The Dark Side of Entrepreneurship

This article addresses what you should look out for if you are considering taking an entrepreneur on board, working for one, or encouraging new ventures.

Harvard Business Review, Nov 1985

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"Eccentric organisational behaviour and folie à deux"

Managers Can Drive Their Subordinates Mad

This article describes the phenomenon called folie à deux—and how what we often term eccentric behaviour patterns of people in organisations might be better understood in that context.

Harvard Business Review, Jul 1979

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