Blogs

"What the coaches say..." about something inspiring about their clients

"What the coaches say..." about something inspiring about their clients

We’ve been learning from those around us, but we’ve also been inspired by each other, our clients and the people we interact with. Even in serious times, connecting with others in a compassionate way, makes this time an opportunity for positivity as well as productivity.

KDVI Writer's Colony, Apr 2020

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"What the coaches say..." about how to help people navigate the crisis"

"What the coaches say..." about how to help people navigate the crisis"

Like you, we’ve been talking, reading and experiencing a large volume of information about leadership in crisis. The Covid-19 pandemic is leveling, because it has an impact on everyone in the world. What we can learn from each other during this time truly inspired this blog series and I’m grateful to be able to share these words with the hope they inspire you too.

KDVI Writer's Colony, Apr 2020

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Organisational Resilience / Journal of Insights

Organisational Resilience / Journal of Insights

My hope is that leaders who face stark challenges do not sit alone with an impending sense of doom, do not succumb to pressure to act without reflection, but instead reach out for support, creative solutions and meaning. 

KDVI Writer's Colony, Apr 2020

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Uncertainty of Coronavirus impacts business and household alike

Leading in Difficult Times

The massive uncertainty created by the present global Coronavirus turmoil impacts every business and every household in America and around the world. Many indicators point to an extended pandemic. And it’s a certainty that this will be seen as one of those cathartic transitions which will have consequences long after it is all over.

KDVI Writer's Colony, Mar 2020

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Learning From Life Moments - The Person Behind the Smile

Learning From Life Moments - The Person Behind the Smile

A volunteer’s identity is just based on ‘who you are’ and not ‘what you do’ or ‘what you represent’ through status, title or other attributes. This is both rewarding and humbling.

KDVI Writer's Colony, Mar 2020

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Don’t wait for the world to change. Find your own individual way

For ambitious women leaders the path to success is individual: Change, navigate and leverage the context

Don’t wait for the world to change or for some quota to propel you to the top. Find your own individual way. But what does that mean?

KDVI Writer's Colony, Mar 2020

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Career planning for creating gender balance at the top

Gender Balance at the Top Requires Career Planning, Not Quota

Career planning is a sophisticated practice of developing talented individuals at the top by means of carefully selected job placements.

KDVI Writer's Colony, Feb 2020

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The value of the mid-life crisis

The value of the mid-life crisis

The importance of paying attention to life cycles.

KDVI Writer's Colony, Dec 2019

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Unhealthy Organisations - Neurotic Styles of Organisations

Unhealthy Organisations - Neurotic Styles of Organisations

Neurotic leaders create neurotic organisations. This mini-article identifies five neurotic styles of organisations and explains how they can be used to better understand the ‘smell of the place’. 

KDVI Writer's Colony, Nov 2019

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The Robocoaches are coming...

The Robocoaches are coming...

How Could AI enhance the outcome of executive coaching?

KDVI Writer's Colony, Oct 2019

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Creating Change Means Getting Your Hands Dirty

Creating Change Means Getting Your Hands Dirty

Businesses must be held to account against a wider set of measures, unified by a sense of 'purpose' for their organisations.

KDVI Writer's Colony, Sep 2019

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Mental Health at Work, Part 2: After we've opened the box

Mental Health at Work, Part 2: After we've opened the box

Continuing on from Mental Health at Work, Part 1: Should we open pandora’s box?, here Toya Lorch shares some practical ideas on how to translate hope into action, highlighting the impact that leaders and managers can have on mental health in the workplace.

KDVI Writer's Colony, Jul 2019

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Mental Health at Work, Part 1: Should we open Pandora's box?

Mental Health at Work, Part 1: Should we open Pandora's box?

The statistics about the incidences of mental health issues in the workplace are worrying. In this two-part blog, Toya Lorch, explores how to successfully address mental health issues in the workplace. In Part One, she introduces a case that illustrates this and in Part Two she outlines the importance of reframing dilemmas as strategic priorities and business cases in order to create healthy workplaces. 

KDVI Writer's Colony, Jul 2019

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Inscribe courageous conversations into organisational DNA

Corporate Heaven: The ‘Authentizotic’ Organisation

How to create an organisation where people find meaning in, and are captivated by, their work.

INSEAD Knowledge, Jun 2019

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What successful women do to withhold them from growing further –  And what they should do instead

What successful women do to withhold them from growing further – And what they should do instead

What is next? How do I realise my future ambitions? Annette explores practical steps women can take to grow further in leadership.

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CEOs are quickly derailed without a sense of community

The Cure for the Loneliness of Command

What are the risks facing those in the top positions and what can they do to cope with them?

INSEAD Knowledge, Mar 2019

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When managed properly, regret is a great decision-making tool

How Regret Can Be Your Friend

We all experience regret at sometime in our lives. How we choose to embrace this regret can determine the choices we make and how to do things differently in the future.

INSEAD Knowledge, Feb 2019

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When is it appropriate to share decision-making power as a leader?

A Leadership Paradox - How leaders can gain more influence by letting go of some decision power

Leaders shape their organisation through the decisions they take; it is one of the main expressions of their power. In fact, it can be seen as their main role. In this blog, Christopher explores how leaders can overcome the binary top-down/bottom-up perspective to leadership and decision-making.

KDVI Research Lab, Dec 2018

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Beware of the cultish techniques that have crossed into the workplace

Is your Organisation a Cult?

Why would anyone be attracted to a cult? Many businesses have cult-like characteristics which, on one hand, can provide structure and order, on the other, they can breed paranoia and stifle creative thinking.

INSEAD Knowledge, Nov 2018

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Stubbornness isn’t necessarily bad and can in fact be a virtue

The Fine Line Between Stubbornness and Stupidity

Although stubborness can makes us persevere and seem strong, it is important to realise what the driving forces behind this stubborness are. Remember, the pathway to greatness is the ability to change one’s mind when proven wrong.

INSEAD Knowledge, Oct 2018

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Present behaviour through the lens of past experiences

Understanding Why We Over-react at Work

Why do we react to people in seemingly unpredictable ways? Could it be that they remind us of someone from the past and that we are having transference reactions? And if so, is this a good or bad thing?

HBR, Sep 2018

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. How can we learn to manage our disappointments effectively?

Dealing with Disappointment

The way we handle disappointment is related to our developmental history. How can we learn to manage our disappointments effectively and use them to our advantage? 

HBR, Sep 2018

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“Knowing is the easy part; saying it out loud is the hard part.”

How to Coach a CEO

Successful coaching involves working with – not against – an individual’s resistance.

INSEAD Knowledge, Aug 2018

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Coaching female leaders with narcissistic tendencies

Coaching the Narcissistic Woman Leader

Following on from his first blog, 'Can a Woman Leader be a Narcissist', Paul's second blog explores specific approaches towards coaching female leaders with narcissistic tendencies. The blog provides insights for Executive and Leadership Development Professionals to customise leadership development to the individual strengths and weaknesses of women in the talent pool. 

KDVI Research Lab, Aug 2018

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