Leadership & Communication Insights, May 22nd, 2015

Published: Fri, 05/22/15

Leadership & Communication Insights

Dear ,

Welcome to the new edition of the Insights.

The feature article in this newsletter is about lessons for managers from software start-ups. I you have had similar experiences I'd love to hear from you.

In the "links worth clicking" section you will find a link to gem of an article about the movie Pulp Fiction. Additionally, there are links to articles with my contributions to e.g. the BBC and the Belgian business magazine Trends.

And on request there will be a new version of my Masterclass “Speak like a leader” on June 19th in Brussels. See you maybe there?

Wishing you a great spring 2015!

Kind regards,

Lars Sudmann
Lars Sudmann

Lars Sudmann
Featured Article: Three strategies managers can learn from start-up software teams
For the past two years I have had the chance to work with software development teams. Leading software development is quite different from "classic" organizational management and I believe managers and professionals in large organizations can learn some lessons from start-ups. You will find my personal top three lessons in this article by clicking on the picture or the link.
Click here to read more
New Edition: Speak like a leader: full day master class on June19th, 2015 in Brussels, Belgium 
The Spring edition of our intensive 1-day course on June 19th, 2015, in Brussels on the topic "Speak like a leader". We will have a lot of practice and feedback with one objective in mind: To sharpen your executive communication skills and help you to speak like a leader. The seminar will draw on the greatest techniques from championship speaking, TED as well as top leaders and entrepreneurs.
Upcoming Speaking Events
  • Business Storytelling (Company Keynote)
  • Self Leadership (Management Training)
  • High performance leadership in the 21st Century (Association keynote)
  • The power of feedback – championship strategies (Association workshop)
  • The Pitching CODE – Workshop with startups and the Microsoft Innovation Center
  • Large Group Workshop: Business Storylining for IT professionals (in-house company workshop)       
  • Speak like a leader – Open Seminar
  • Communicating Complexity (Inhouse company keynote)
  • Virtual leadership (Inhouse teambuilding workshop)
Links worth clicking
Warren Buffett is a great source of inspiration. Here an article by his friend and business partner Bill Gates. It also links to the latest shareholder letter that Warren Buffett wrote: a great read. Read the full article here.

My start-up PresMaster (your on-line presentation coach) was featured in the Belgian business magazine Trends - read the article (in Dutch) here.

Here a BBC article on "Bridging the Inter-generational divide" on managing millenials etc. Happy to have contributed to that article.

For all of you who have watched Pulp Fiction. "Being Winston Wolfe: 9 reasons Why Pulp Fiction is a Management Guide" Read the full article here.

Business coaching & consulting
I offer highly targted coaching and business consulting as well as inhouse workshops and teambuilding events around high-performance leadership, culture change and change management; strategy development; performance improvement; inspirational communication and more. Contact me for more details.