Leadership & Communication Insights, January 26th, 2015

Published: Mon, 01/26/15

Leadership & Communication Insights

Dear ,

Welcome to the new edition of the "Insights" - I hope you have had a great start into the new year!

I have spent quite some time in January with my students at the university of Braunschweig. One of the topics we researched: the effect of psychological pitfalls on high performance.

Below you find an article about psychological pitfalls - I believe this is a field which every leader must be aware of and act upon. 

In addition to this I recommend to check out my top 10 books on practical psychology. 

Finally, on popular demand I am offering one more time my master class "Speak like a leader" on February 26th, 2015, in Brussels. See below for more details. 

Wishing you a great week!
Lars Sudmann

Lars Sudmann
Featured Article: The psychology of decision making: 5 pitfalls and 5 strategies
Psychology of Decision Making
Let's face it: we're not always the rational beings that we might like to be. However, if you want your business to be successful you should constantly be on the look-out for psychological pitfalls at work in your team or organisation - and then put the strategies in place to overcome them...
Speak like a leader: full day master class on February 26th, 2015 in Brussels, Belgium 
On popular demand: an intensive 1-day course on February 26th, 2015, in Brussels on the topic "Speak like a leader". We will maximize interaction 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.
My top ten book recommendations for practical psychology and the mind
In addition to the featured article, here my updated list with top books on practical psychology, decision making and the mind - this is a key area every leader should be aware of.
Upcoming Speaking Events
  • Leading in the new world - strategies that make you future-proof: Open seminar with the Institute for Management Studies
  • Leading in the new world - strategies that make you future-proof: Association seminar
  • Business Storytelling: Corporate Event
  • Advanced Presentation Skills: Corporate Training
  • Change Management Communication: Corporate Workshop
Links worth clicking
Very powerful advice for meeting efficiency: "Don't start your meeting without one", by IDEO's Diego Rodriguez on LinkedIn Read the full article here.

My start-up PresMaster (your on-line presentation coach) was featured in the Microsoft Innovation Center Newsletter - read the article here.

Some good advice for virtual teams on how to cope when the team spans time zones, by Fast Company. Read the full article here.
Business coaching & consulting
I offer highly targted coaching and business consulting around challenging leadership scenarios, culture change and change management; strategy development; performance improvement; inspirational communication and more. Contact me for more details.