Leadership Coaching

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.

You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger

You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger

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

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Coach and Couch (2nd edition)

Coach and Couch (2nd edition)

This book is a volume of essays on leadership development topics written by academics, coaches, and change consultants.

Palgrave Macmillan, Nov 2015

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'Advantages of small group coaching"

How small group coaching can accelerate leadership development

This article describes the benefits of small group coaching in leadership development.

EFMD Global Focus: Volume 09 Issue 01, Nov 2015

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"Group coaching second to none to have executives sing on the same page"

Vision without action is a hallucination: Group coaching and strategy implementation

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

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"Conundrums coaches face in their practice"

The Group Coaching Conundrum

This article sheds light on the challenges facing coaches when undertaking the journey to becoming a group coach.

International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring, Nov 2014

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"Executive coaches as modern day shamans"

The Shaman, the Therapist, and the Coach

This working paper discusses various similarities and differences between the healing practices of shamans and the work of therapists and executive coaches.

INSEAD Working Paper, Sep 2014

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"Group coaching for team alignment"

Vision Without Action is a Hallucination: Group Coaching and Strategy Implementation

This article discusses how to get things done by applying the group coaching methodology.

INSEAD Working Paper, May 2014

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"Group coaching for meaningful change"

Group Coaching: Tipping Points for Change

This blog entry explores how group coaching can serve as tipping points for real and meaningful change.

INSEAD Knowledge, May 2014

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"Peer coaching and strategy alignment"

Sometimes Colleagues Are the Best Coaches

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

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Mindful Leadership Coaching: Journeys into the Interior

Mindful Leadership Coaching: Journeys into the Interior

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

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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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"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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"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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"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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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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"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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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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"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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"Animals, jokes & irreverence in group coaching"

But Seriously...

An interview by Liz Hall from Coaching at Work with Manfred Kets de Vries on his use of animals, jokes and irreverence in his group leadership coaching.

Coaching at Work, Jun 2009

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Reflections on Leadership and Career Development

Reflections on Leadership and Career Development

Reflections on Leadership and Career Development is the second of the three books in the Manfred Kets de Vries on the Couch series. This book takes an in-depth look at the way basic psychological processes operate on individual and corporate performance.

Jossey-Bass, Mar 2009

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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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"Countert- ransference in a coaching setting"

Are You Feeling Mad, Bad, Sad, or Glad?

This working paper explores the theme of countertransference in consultancy or coaching setting, and its effect on the coaching relationship.

INSEAD Working Paper, Sep 2007

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"What are the different facets of coaching?"

Coaching within and without

A book chapter in Coach and couch: The psychology of making better leaders, exploring the different facets of coaching.

Palgrave Macmillan, May 2007

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