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 
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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
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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.
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