The Hedgehog Effect: The Secrets of Building High Performance Teams


Title: The Hedgehog Effect: The Secrets of Building High Performance Teams
Year: 2011
Authors: Kets de Vries, M. F.

‘The Hedgehog Effect’ refers to Schopenhauer’s parable describing how hedgehogs need to huddle together for warmth in the winter but struggle to find the optimal distance where they may feel sufficiently warm without hurting one another. This relevant book from best-selling author Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries, provides a clear understanding of how to coach groups of managers and make them effective teams that can bring greatly improved performance for their companies. Leadership coaching in a group setting can have high pay-offs because changes in leadership behaviour are likely to occur. Group leadership coaching establishes a foundation of trust, makes for better ways for dealing with conflict, leads to commitment and contributes to accountability: all factors that translate into better results for the organization.
• Written by a world-class authority on global leadership and executive teams.
• Executives, consultants, and coaches will learn what factors drive their success or failure and how to improve their ability to adapt to changing situations.
• Explores the topic of team coaching as a catalyst for driving change. Its focus is not just on improving the skills of individual leaders, but also on the dynamics of executive teams, providing advice on how to reshape the team dynamics to create a high performance organization.

Keywords: Hedgehogs; High performance teams; Team work; Group coaching;
Language: English

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Publisher Location: West Sussex, UK
ISBN: 978-1119973362

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Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries

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