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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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Star Performers

INSEAD Knowledge, Oct 2012

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The Quest for Authenticity

INSEAD Knowledge, Aug 2012

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"What are the strengths of German managers?"

Was sind die Stärken Deutscher Manager (What are the strengths of German managers?)

Manfred Kets de Vries gives an interview to Germany's Harvard Business Manager, in their special on German Management. 

Harvard Business Manager, Jul 2012

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"The victim syndrome in org contexts"

Are You a Victim of the Victim Syndrome?

This working paper explores the victim syndrome within an organisational context, and provides a checklist to identify people who are victims of it.

INSEAD Working Paper, Jul 2012

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"Identifying and dealing with SOBs"

The Psychopath in the C-suite

This working paper explores ways of identifying and dealing with SOBs—Seductive Operational Bully—from an organisational and individual perspective, and recommends a clinical orientation to organisational diagnosis and intervention.

INSEAD Working Paper, Jul 2012

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Leadership Begins at Home

INSEAD Knowledge, Apr 2012

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"Challenges of managing today's employees"

Leadership Today: An Inward Journey Is leadership born or bred?

Professor of Leadership Development Manfred Kets de Vries and Professor of Organisational Behaviour Michael Jarrett comment on the challenges faced when managing employees today.

INSEAD Knowledge, Apr 2012

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"Interview with Manfred Kets de Vries and Frances Hesselbein"

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"Self authoring to take control of our destiny"

The Power of Group Coaching in Developing the Self-Authoring Leader

This article addresses how in order to take control of our destiny and to create alternative destinations some of us may need an external intervention, one of which is the technique of self authoring.

Integral Leadership Review, Jan 2012

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Leadership Development

Leadership Development

This authoritative volume brings together a critical selection of important academic articles and practitioner-oriented papers that reflect current thinking and practices in the growing field of leadership development.

Edward Elgar, Dec 2011

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"Psycho- dynamic aspects of effective leadership"

Psychodynamic Issues in Organisational Leadership

This working paper explores the psychodynamic aspects of effective leadership.

INSEAD Working Paper, Dec 2011

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Tricky Coaching: Difficult Cases in Leadership Coaching

Tricky Coaching: Difficult Cases in Leadership Coaching

This book brings together cases written by experienced leadership and executive coaches from all over the world and explores the most demanding and challenging situations they have faced in their professional practices.

Palgrave Macmillan, Nov 2011

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The Hedgehog Effect: The Secrets of Building High Performance Teams

The Hedgehog Effect: The Secrets of Building High Performance Teams

In this book, Manfred Kets de Vries presents the case for leadership group coaching as an experiential training ground for learning to function as a high performance team.

Jossey-Bass, Nov 2011

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"Creating tipping points for change"

Coaching’s “Good Hour”: Creating Tipping Points

In this working paper, the author explores the tipping point phenomenon and its different facets and effect on change.

INSEAD Working Paper, Sep 2011

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ILA Award

ILA, Apr 2011

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"Rescuer syndrome and excessive helping behavior"

Leadership Coaching and the Rescuer Syndrome: How to Manage both Sides of the Couch

In this article the author explores the problem of excessive helping behavior—The Rescuer Syndrome—with particular reference to executive coaching.

INSEAD Working Paper, Dec 2010

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"Development, design and validation of the LAQ"

Development and Application of the Leadership Archetype Questionnaire

This article describes the development, design and validation of the Leadership Archetype Questionnaire (LAQ™), a 360° survey instrument designed to help organisational leaders to identify their leadership style in teams.

International Journal of Human Resource Management, Dec 2010

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What Defines Success in the C-Suite?

INSEAD Knowledge, Sep 2010

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"Leadership development for long term change"

Transformational Leadership Development Programs: Creating Long-term Sustainable Change

This working paper argues for leadership development programmes focusing on creating long term change rather than quick fixes.

INSEAD Working Paper, Sep 2010

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The Coaching Kaleidoscope: Insights from the Inside

The Coaching Kaleidoscope: Insights from the Inside

The book deals with how coaching interventions can drive a journey of transformational change at individual, team and organisational levels.

Palgrave Macmillan, Jul 2010

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"How to groom organisa- tional stars"

Reaching Stardom: How to Identify and Develop Top Performers

This working paper addresses nascent stars: What makes those that turn into butterflies so special? What makes them so successful? What are the qualities that turn them into top performers?

INSEAD Working Paper, Jul 2010

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"What happens in the transitional space during coaching?"

Something from nothing : the use of transitional space and how group coaching changes people

Book chapter in The Coaching Kaleidoscope: Insights from the Inside Palgrave Macmillan, p. 71-85.

Palgrave Macmillan, Jul 2010

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