Executive coaching provides a uniquely challenging yet supportive working partnership that benefits individuals, teams and the organisation in which they work. Our research explores how particularly group coaching processes can lead to tipping points and meaningful change but also highlights challenges that coaches face particularly in group coaching settings.
After the initial COVID-19 lockdown and confinement, one of the key challenges companies, coaches and consultants face is how to re-engage its people. Group coaching can serve an invigorating and enriching journey to challenge and support individuals to make changes to their lives. It provides a transitional space where they are exposed to different insights, are challenged by others to confront feedback, engage in vicarious learning, and become embedded in a community of peer support and mutual accountability.
KDVI Research Lab, Nov 2020
Virtual team coaching can help turn around dysfunctional teams
Effective organisations rely on teamwork, not least because it facilitates problem solving. Many leaders, however, are ambivalent about teams. They fear overt and covert conflict, uneven participation, tunnel vision, lack of accountability and indifference to the interests of the organisation as a whole. Also, more than a few have no idea how to put together well functioning teams. Their fear of delegating – losing control – reinforces the stereotype of the heroic leader who handles it all.
INSEAD Knowledge, Aug 2020
The spontaneous eruption of musical offerings in the shadow of the Covid-19 crisis is a phenomenon that we have all witnessed and are aware of. But what if anything, do these musical offerings invoke and what in general does music offer us? This blog explores how music can add an element of playfulness to a reflective journey that can deepen ones understanding of self and how you are perceived by others.
KDVI Research Lab, May 2020
"Does a good coach have to be tough?"
The KDVI Research Lab is happy to announce yet another blog in our series that explores the undercurrents of positive organisational change. This time KDVI Associate Manfred Barth explores whether coaching needs to be tough in order to affect real change.
KDVI Research Lab, Dec 2017
This book is all about helping coaches to become more effective. Each chapter presents a profile of a particular type of toxic executive—the narcissist, psychopath, cold fish, obsessive-compulsive, and many more—and offers coaches examples of interventions that have worked—and those that haven't. Kets de Vries offers expert advice from the front line of working with puzzling executives.
Palgrave Macmillan, Nov 2015
'Advantages of small group coaching"
This article describes the benefits of small group coaching in leadership development.
EFMD Global Focus: Volume 09 Issue 01, Nov 2015
"Group coaching second to none to have executives sing on the same page"
This article illustrates how group coaching can be a methodology second to none, to have executives sing on the same page—and accelerate execution. It is an intervention methodology increasingly utilised by premier strategic consulting firms.
Organizational Dynamics, Mar 2015
"Group coaching for team alignment"
This article discusses how to get things done by applying the group coaching methodology.
INSEAD Working Paper, May 2014
"Peer coaching and strategy alignment"
This blog entry with the Harvard Business Review discusses how peer coaching interventions can make a huge difference to the implementation of a strategy or change initiative of an organisation.
Harvard Business Review, May 2014
This book provides an in-depth look at the coaching process, considering the diversity of both individual and organisational learning through the lens of psychodynamic mindfulness.
Palgrave Macmillan, Apr 2014
"Dreams as entry points to executive subconscious"
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
"Effectiveness of psycho- dynamic group coaching"
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
"Self authoring to take control of our destiny"
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
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
The book deals with how coaching interventions can drive a journey of transformational change at individual, team and organisational levels.
Palgrave Macmillan, Jul 2010
"What happens in the transitional space during coaching?"
Book chapter in The Coaching Kaleidoscope: Insights from the Inside Palgrave Macmillan, p. 71-85.
Palgrave Macmillan, Jul 2010