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"High-flyers and the fear of success"

Are You Too Afraid to Succeed?

This blog entry with the Harvard Business Review address the fear of success and its consequences.

Harvard Business Review, Mar 2014

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"Peverse narcissists in the workplace"

Pervers narcissiques: quand votre chef cache un tyran

Manfred Kets de Vries comments on perverse narcissists in organisations.

L'Express, Feb 2014

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"Managing the passive- aggressive leader"

Helping the Passive-Aggressive Executive

This blog entry with the Harvard Business Review discusses challenge of managing passive-aggressives.

Harvard Business Review, Feb 2014

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"Dreams as entry points to executive subconscious"

Dream Journeys: New Territory for Executive Coaching

This working paper addresses how leadership coaches should also pay attention to their clients’ dreamtime to help executives with their journey into their own interior.

INSEAD Working Paper, Feb 2014

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"Effectiveness of psycho- dynamic group coaching"

Psychodynamic Group Executive Coaching: A Literature Review

This article reports on the effectiveness of psychodynamic group coaching intervention technique practiced at a global business school.

International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring, Feb 2014

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"Death anxiety and succession issues"

Death and the Executive: Encounters with the “Stealth” Motivator

This article takes a clinical lens to explore death anxiety as a motivational force, how it affects behaviour in organisations, and how we metabolise the feelings death evokes.

INSEAD Working Paper, Feb 2014

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"The challenges of leadership"

Leiders zijn geregeld zelfdestructief

An interview with Manfred Kets de Vries where he speaks about his work with CEOs, good and bad leadership, and especially about his Challenge of Leadership program at INSEAD.

Elsevier, Jan 2014

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"Corporate genius and psychopaths"

Is Your Boss a Psychopath?

This blog entry with the Harvard Business Review. discusses the thin line between corporate genius and psychopaths.

Harvard Business Review, Jan 2014

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"Eight roles for leadership effectiveness"

The Eight Archetypes of Leadership

This blog entry with the Harvard Business Review addresses a number of recurring patterns of behavior or "archetypes" that influence an individual’s effectiveness within an organisation.

Harvard Business Review, Dec 2013

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"Forgiveness as a business tool"

Leaders Who Can't Forgive

This blog entry with the Harvard Business Review explores how costly it is to hold on to grudges and how an unforgiving attitude keeps people from moving forward.

Harvard Business Review, Dec 2013

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"Falling into the rescuer trap"

The Dangers of Codependent Mentoring

This blog entry with the Harvard Business Reviewe highlights a trap coaches and mentors can fall into—from being a 'helper' to a 'rescuer'.

Harvard Business Review, Dec 2013

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"When mentoring becomes an unhealthy dependency"

Need for Reflection When a Helping Hand in the Workplace Goes Too Far

This article addresses how the desire to assist others can slide into a 'rescuer syndrome', in which the mentoring relationship becomes fraught with unhealthy dependency.

The National, Abu Dhabi, Nov 2013

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"Are you a mentor or a martyr?"

Mentor or Martyr? Beware The Rescuer Trap!

In this blog entry for Forbes, Manfred Kets de Vries discusses the differences between mentoring and martydom.

Forbes, Oct 2013

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Leadership issues in Russia

Программа МВА, Aug 2013

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"Leaders and the art of forgiveness"

Forgiveness Makes a Good Business Tool

The knee-jerk reaction of too many people in leadership positions when they feel wronged is righteous indignation and the urge for revenge. But one factor that sets truly transformational leaders apart from the run-of-the-mill is the ability to forgive - to let feelings of anger, resentment and blame fall away and become something constructive. This article looks at how forgiveness can make for a good business tool.

The National, Abu Dhabi, Jul 2013

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"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.

InvestVine, Jul 2013

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"Forgiveness and the art of reconciliation"

Forgiveness as a Business Tools

This blog entry explores the ability to forgive and the art of reconciliation.

INSEAD Knowledge, Jul 2013

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"Forgiveness as a business tool"

The Art of Forgiveness: Differentiating Transformational Leaders

This working paper explores the subject of forgiveness and its importance in the context of leadership.

INSEAD Working Paper, Apr 2013

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"Attachment theory applied in an org context"

The Attachment Imperative: The Kiss of the Hedgehog

This working paper explores the evolution and function of attachment in the context of adult relationships.

INSEAD Working Paper, Apr 2013

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"Psycho- dynamic issues in leadership studies"

Psychodynamic Issues in Organizational Leadership

This chapter reviews psychodynamic issues in leadership theory, leadership in organisations, and leadership development.

Wiley, Apr 2013

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"The transformative power of executive coaching"

Know Thyself!

An interview with Manfred Kets de Vries about the transformative power of executive coaching.

OrganisationsEntwicklung, Jan 2013

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"Play therapy as a means of individual reinvention"

Get Back in the Sandbox: Teaching CEOs how to Play

This working paper argues that the proclivity to play remains an essential part of our make-up throughout our life and that we should make greater efforts to retain play as a mode of learning and the source of creative production.

INSEAD Working Paper, Dec 2012

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Executive MBA "Strategic Management and Leadership"

Executive MBA "Strategic Management and Leadership", Oct 2012

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