High Performance Teams & Organisations

A highly effective team delivers more than the result of its parts. In our research we explore the psychosocial dynamics that underlie high-performing teams and organisations.

"M&As: The untold story"

Making Mergers Less of a Crapshoot

This blog looks at the very human factors are at play in mergers and acquisitions. Paying attention to them can increase ones chance of success.

INSEAD Knowledge, Feb 2016

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"Leadership as a team sport"

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"The importance of top team alignment"

How to precisely align your top team

This blog entry addresses the importance of top team alignment programmes.

Simon Sijbrands, Mar 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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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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Reflections on Group & Organizations

Reflections on Group & Organizations

Reflections on Groups and Organisations is the third and final book in the On the Couch with Manfred Kets de Vries series. This book examines concepts of organisational health, performance, and change.

Jossey-Bass, Jan 2011

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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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"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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"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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"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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