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"Profile of a group leadership coaching approach"

Leadership Coaching and Organizational Transformation: Effectiveness in a World of Paradoxes

This paper describes the unique leadership coaching approach which focuses not only on what is directly observable, but also on out-of-awareness behaviour.

INSEAD Working Paper, Jul 2008

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"Leadership development as a transitional journey"

The Proof is in the Pudding: An Integrative, Psychodynamic Approach to Evaluating a Leadership Development Program

This paper describes transitional leadership development programs as the beginning of a journey, and propose that for this type of program, an integrated collaborative approach to evaluation is logical and appropriate.

INSEAD Working Paper, Mar 2008

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"Leadership development programme and long- tem effect"

Long-term Effectiveness of a Transitional Leadership Development Program: An Exploratory Study

This working paper explores how a transformational leadership development program can affect the lives of its participants.

INSEAD Working Paper, Feb 2008

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Family Business on the Couch: A Psychological Perspective

Family Business on the Couch: A Psychological Perspective

https://www.kdvi.com/pages/programmes/open-enrolment/family-business-advisor-masterclassIn this book, ideas from the psychodynamic and family systemic approaches are integrated with an existing body of literature on leadership to offer new perspectives on family business functioning.

Wiley, Sep 2007

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"Executive programs for long-term leadership development"

Creating Transformational Executive Education Programs

This essay describes the design of transformational executive programs in the long-term development of leaders, suggesting that being more deliberate and focused on leadership development requires revisiting traditional views of students’ expectations, curricula and pedagogies.

Academy of Management, Learning &Development, Sep 2007

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Coach and Couch: The Psychology of Making Better Leaders

Coach and Couch: The Psychology of Making Better Leaders

An edited volume of essays written by IGLC-INSEAD professors and leadership coaches, on diverse topics relevant to leadership development.

Palgrave Macmillan, May 2007

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"Despotic regimes and dynamics of leadership by terror"

The Spirit of Despotism: Understanding the Tyrant Within

The objective of this article is to better understand the developmental history of despotic regimes and the existence of leadership by terror.

Human Relations, Nov 2006

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The Leadership Mystique (2nd Edition)

The Leadership Mystique (2nd Edition)

This book unpicks the many layers of complexity that underlie effective leadership, and gets to the heart of the day-to-day behavior of leading people in the human enterprise.

Pearson Education, Aug 2006

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The Leader on the Couch

The Leader on the Couch

This book sets out to change people and organisations for the better, by revealing the ‘dark side’ of leadership behaviour and its impact on performance.

Wiley, Jul 2006

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"What are the challenges of European leaders?"

The Future of European Business Leadership

This article explores the challenges of European leaders.

European Business Forum, Mar 2006

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Lessons on Leadership by Terror: Finding a Shaka Zulu in the Attic

Lessons on Leadership by Terror: Finding a Shaka Zulu in the Attic

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.

Edward Elgar, Aug 2005

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"Talented leadership in the European Union"

The Future of an Illusion: In search of the new European Business Leader

This article explores the complex network of relationships requires extremely talented leadership in the European Union.

Organizational Dynamics, Aug 2005

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"The eight archetypes of effective leadership"

Leadership Archetypes: An Exposition

In this working paper, it is argued that successful organisations are characterised by a distributive, collective, complementary form of leadership.

INSEAD Working Paper, Jul 2005

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"Effectiveness of group leadership coaching"

Leadership Group Coaching in Action: The Zen of Creating High Performance Teams

This article advocates the effectiveness of group leadership coaching.  A change methodology centered on group coaching  for high-performance teams is proposed.

Academy of Management, Feb 2005

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The Global Executive Leadership Inventory

The Global Executive Leadership Inventory

Designed and authored by Manfred Kets de Vries - the Raoul de Vitry d'Avaucourt Chaired Professor of Leadership Development at INSEAD - The Global Executive Leadership Inventory (GELI) is an in-depth leadership development tool for coaching human resource and training professionals who want to invest in programs that improve individual, team, and organizational performance.

Pfeiffer, Jan 2005

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"The Global Russian- an emerging leadership style"

The New Global Russian Business Leaders: Lessons from a Decade of Transition

This article describes organisation and leadership practices in Russia, and focuses on an emerging an leadership style the authors termed global Russian.

European Management Journal, Dec 2004

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"Differences between Russian and Western leadership practices"

East and West: A dialogue about Leadership with Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries

In this article, a dialogue between East and West seeks to highlight and pinpoint some of the similarities and differences between leadership practices in Russia and Western countries.

Harvard Business Review, Nov 2004

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"Design, development & validation of the GELI"

The Global Leadership Life Inventory: development and psychometric properties of a 360-degree feedback instrument

This article describes the design of Global Leadership Life Inventory, a 360° leadership feedback instrument. This instrument is presently used in executive programs to help identify the operational mode of individual executives.

International Journal of Human Resource Management, Nov 2004

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Are Leaders Born or Are They Made: The Case of Alexander the Great

Are Leaders Born or Are They Made: The Case of Alexander the Great

This book is an easy-to-read overview of all the key events and people in Alexander the Great's extraordinary life, and provides lessons on effective leadership.

Karnac Books, Oct 2004

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"A review of leadership coaching"

Coach or Couch, Anybody? The Zen of Creating High-EQ Organizations

This working paper presents a review of leadership coaching, including the different forms of coaching, goals and what makes it work.

INSEAD Working Paper, Mar 2004

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"The birth & growth of an entrepreneurial organisation"

Roustam Tariko: Russian Entrepreneur

This article looks at entrepreneurial leadership and business development on several levels, including an intimate look at the birth and growth of an entrepreneurial organisation.

Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice , Jun 2003

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"Leadership lessons from Alexander the Great"

Doing an Alexander: Lessons on Leadership by a Master Conqueror

This article explores what makes for effective leadership and what contributes to leadership derailment, using Alexander the Great of Macedonia, as an example.

European Management Journal, Jun 2003

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"Leadership by terror: Saddam Hussein"

Entering the Inner Theatre of a Despot: The Rise and Fall of Saddam Hussein

This working paper investigates leadership by terror, a form of leadership that is both an ageless phenomenon and a contemporary problem.

INSEAD Working Paper, Apr 2003

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"Leadership in hybrid firms in India"

Leadership in Indian Organizations: A Comparative Study

This study identifies some of the ways in which the top leadership of hybrid Indian business organisations differs from that of Western business organisations.

International Journal of Cross Cultural Management, Nov 2002

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"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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