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The Coaching Kaleidoscope

Insights from the Inside


Part of the INSEAD Business Press book series (IBP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xlii
  2. Setting the Stage

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Manfred F. R. Kets De Vries, Elizabeth Florent-Treacy, Laura Guillén, Konstantin Korotov
      Pages 3-19
    3. Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries
      Pages 38-55
  3. Creating Reflective Practitioners

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Elizabeth Florent-Treacy
      Pages 59-70
    3. Vincent H. Dominé
      Pages 86-101
    4. Murray Palevsky
      Pages 102-117
    5. Francesc Granja
      Pages 118-128
    6. Andreas Bernhardt, Konstantin Korotov
      Pages 129-148
  4. Creating Better Places to Work

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Richard E. Boyatzis
      Pages 168-180
    3. Randel S. Carlock, Elizabeth Florent-Treacy
      Pages 198-216
    4. Katty Marmenout
      Pages 217-227
    5. Jacki Nicholas, Katherine Twaddell
      Pages 228-244
    6. Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries, Elizabeth Florent-Treacy, Konstantin Korotov, Laura Guillén
      Pages 245-253

About this book


Through sharing the research methodologies, and describing intervention and change techniques used in leadership development, this book, written by IGLC-INSEAD professors and leadership coaches, contributes to a better understanding of how organizations may go beyond coaching in order to create best places to work.


business Coaching intervention leadership Leadership Development management Motive organization organizations Work-Life Balance

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.INSEAD Global Leadership CentreFrance
  2. 2.European School of Management and TechnologyGermany
  3. 3.Research, INSEAD Global Leadership CentreFrance

About the authors

GRAHAM WARD IGLC Program Director and Executive coach MURRAY PALEVSKY Founding entrepreneur, Trilithon Construction FRANCESC GRANJA Personal and Professional Coach ANDREAS BERNHARDT Program Director, ESMT VINCENT DOMINÉ IGLC Program Director and Executive coach RICHARD E. BOYATZ is Professor of Organizational Behavior, Psychology, and Cognitive Science, H.R. Horvitz Chair of Family Business, Case Western Reserve University LAURENT CRIOUX PETER MULCAHY Head of Leadership Development, AXA, UK CHRISTOPH LOCH INSEAD Professor of Technology and Operations Management, The GlaxoSmithKline Chaired Professor of Corporate Innovation, Dean of the INSEAD PhD Programme RANDEL CARLOCK INSEAD Professor Entrepreneurial Leadership KATTY MARMENOUT IGLC Research Fellow Abu Dhabi JACKI NICHOLAS IGLC Singapore executive coach KATHERINE TWADDELL IGLC Singapore executive coach.

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
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Finance, Business & Banking
Consumer Packaged Goods


'Once again Kets de Vries and the INSEAD team deliver a fantastic book. Beautifully written and accessible, they take complex, cutting-edge concepts and translate them into compelling, usable information and interventions. It is inspiring, theoretically sound and a great read.' - Carol Kauffman PhD ABPP PCC, Director, Institute of Coaching, Assistant Clinical Professor, Harvard Medical School

'This marvellous book is bought to you by some of the greatest minds in coaching. It contains the essential ingredients for a must read coaching book - and so much more. Research based, provocative, and pragmatic, it is written in such a splendidly immediate style that it seems one has been invited into a thoughtful and highly enjoyable discussion on the why and how of outstanding coaching. You cannot help but emerge a stronger coach and implementer of coaching interventions from reading it.' - Susan David, Ph.D. Co-director, Institute of Coaching, McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School; Research Affiliate, Yale University; Director of Evidence Based Psychology.

'Manfred Kets de Vries, a pioneer of the clinical study of leadership and organizations, takes us once again under the surface of a popular corporate phenomenon executive coaching. Drawing on their unique approach and vast experience, Kets de Vries and his colleagues from the INSEAD Global Leadership Centre lift the veil on what good coaching is, how it works, and how it enhances individual and organizational performance. The volume is packed with insight from scholars and practitioners at the forefront of this field. Whether you are already involved in coaching or considering it, you'll find this book both useful and inspiring.' - Gianpiero Petriglieri, Affiliate Professor in Organisational Behaviour, INSEAD

'At INSEAD Manfred Kets de Vries runs inspired coaching and consulting courses that have no parallel at any other business school or university. When it comes to writing, he has a track record of producing extraordinary, incisive books that create ripples both in the worlds of business and academia. In The Coaching Kaleidoscope he brings these aspects together: coaches and scholars of international standing, many of whom work with him at INSEAD, have - under his editorship - written this wonderful and thoughtful book. If any confirmation were needed, this volume reminds us why Kets de Vries occupies such a unique position in the coaching field'. - Professor Mark Stein, Chair in Leadership and Management, University of Leicester

'The Coaching Kaleidoscope provides a terrific overview of the most recent ideas in leadership development and coaching. In this book, scholars and practitioners, recognized authorities and rising stars in leadership thought, paint a colourful and multifaceted picture of how clinical perspective can help not only transform individuals and teams, but also create better places to work. Impressive in the range of techniques and cases discussed, solid in its theoretical underpinnings, and yet accessible, this book will guide you through the journey of becoming a more effective coach and a more reflective leader.' - Natalia Karelaia, Assistant Professor of Decision Sciences INSEAD

'The Coaching Kaleidoscope brings together the reflections of different practitioners as a way to promote learning and help executives discover their 'inner journey'. Manfred Kets de Vries takes the 'clinical perspective' one step further in establishing a coaching culture in organizations, taking the reader where they have not been before.' - Jean-Claude Noël, Adjunct Clinical Professor of Management & IGLC Programme Director, INSEAD, former Group COO, Christie's

'Drawing on years of experience in leadership coaching Professor Kets de Vries, and his team of brilliant co-authors and contributors, invite us to move beyond the focus on coaching for just a lucky few in a management team. To make an organization vital, innovative, and the best place to work, organizations need to create a coaching culture. By allowing employees to share a conversation, an organization will create an environment in which knowledge is shared, employees' voices are heard, and where employees are engaged and empowered.' - Svetlana N. Khapova, Associate Professor of Career Studies & Director of Doctoral Education, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands.