Resources

Speak like a leader – Full day advanced seminar, March 28th, Brussels

January 17, 2017

Do you have to to lead and convince others? Do you want to take your leadership skills to the next level? Then this advanced seminar is for you.   The Session  Presentations and speeches are very important moments for any leader. During presentations we can convey our message to our audiences. In this engaging masterclass seminar Lars Sudmann […]

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My new TEDx talk: Great leadership starts with self-leadership

June 29, 2016

                          At TEDxUtopia the question was asked: “What would leadership in Utopia look like?” How would you answer this question? I was reflecting about it from various angles. Should there be leadership in Utopia at all? Should I reflect on latest innovations in management models […]

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Leadership Thought – team building

June 2, 2016

Doing an outside teambuilding activity (like cooking, climbing,…) is like having monopoly money: It’s nice, but it doesn’t really help you in real life.

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Speech Recommendation: The art of asking

February 18, 2016

 Have you ever wondered what the story of street performers is? The individuals standing for hours without moving, covered in gold or silver, or dressed in white?   Amanda Palmer was one of them (“the eight-foot bride”). A successful musician now she said that she learned the basics of the interaction between the crowd and […]

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Never, ever give up: TED talk recommendation

February 11, 2016

This is an interesting speech by an inspirational individual: Diana Nyad. At age 64, she swam for 55h straight hours from Cuba to Florida. In this TED talk she shares her journey. Her key message: Never, ever give up! She is very, very confident in this talk. Almost to the brink of being REALLY confident, […]

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This is Water

February 4, 2016

Here a recommendation for a very powerful commencement speech by David Foster Wallace. Not the usual hooray you-can-do-it! Go-change-the-world stuff!; but instead a very profound, at times even sombre, but in the end very inspiring message about life besides its glorious moments and the value of education and the capacity to choose and think. Wallace […]

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“The Inspirational Speaker” – Full Day Masterclass in Brussels on April 15th, 2016

February 3, 2016

Do you want to inspire others? Do you want to take your leadership skills to the next level? Then this masterclass is for you. It is the highest-level session and most advanced masterclass that I offer. The Session  Presentations and speeches are very important moments for any leader and subject-matter expert. During presentations we can convey our […]

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5 Steps to Giving a Presentation in a Foreign Language

January 25, 2016

Giving a speech or business presentation in a foreign language? That adds often an additional layer of excitement but also insecurity. I often hear: “I am ok when I present in my native language, but in English/French/Chinese/(add your second language here)? That’s another story.” Therefore I wanted to share with you the process that I […]

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The Art of Self-Leadership: Key factor for business success

October 29, 2015

The founder of VISA, Dee Hock, once said: “If you seek to lead, invest at least 40% of your time in leading yourself.” This critical skill is especially important for start-up founders, high-level freelancers as well as business leaders in transition. Key focus of this practical program is to boost your operational results and -finally- […]

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“The Inspirational Speaker” – Full Day Masterclass in Brussels in October 19th, 2015

September 3, 2015

Do you want to inspire others? Do you want to take your leadership skills to the next level? Then this masterclass is for you. It is the highest-level session and most advanced masterclass that I offer. The Session  Presentations and speeches are very important moments for any leader and subject-matter expert. During presentations we can convey our […]

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Top blogs that I follow

August 14, 2015

This is the first part in a series of blog post on the resources that I use and the authors that inspire me. I do not follow a huge amount of bloggers, but several have really made a difference for me. Click on the name to get directly to the blog’s websites. Seth Godin Seth […]

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TED Talk Recommendation: Dan Ariely asks: “Are we in control of our decisions?”

January 31, 2015

This is a brilliant and entertaining talk by behavioural economist Dan Ariely. The whole talk is really worth-while to watch, and the end is truly mind-blowing because it makes you really think and wonder how easy it is to change our own decisions. If you want to read more, have a look at my top […]

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TED talk recommendation: Are you human?

September 5, 2014

Very nice short talk by Ze Frank with a simple little test: Are you human? Ze guides us through aspects of the world that you will most likely recognise – and if you’re able to answer the questions you will be sure that you’re human. Additionally, this talk is interesting from a speaking / presentation standpoint: What Ze […]

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Face time tactics

February 19, 2014

Here a link to a short post by the MIT Sloan blog on the tactics that remote and virtual workers use to overcome the lack of ‘face time’. This is still quite a significant management challenge: Until the remote managers and organizations in total learn to create a results-only work place employees will continue to […]

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Try something new every 30 days by Matt Cutts

January 30, 2014
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Google’s Matt Cutts about his personal self-development technique: to try something new every months and follow it through. Be it writing a novel, or taking a picture every months. Very nice idea, and easy to implement.

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Are you a good liar? Take this 5 second test

January 30, 2014

Here a nice short video by Richard Wiseman, psychologist and author of 59 seconds. And, are you a good liar :-)?

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Overcoming Stage Fright

January 28, 2014

Stage fright is a common problem for most humans before they have to communicate in front of others. Watch this short 9′ TED talk on how one person overcame his stage fright: And here a TED-Ed video that explores the topic further:

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Monday Morning Brief, January 27th, 2014

January 27, 2014
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Top recommended articles: Hilarious: a conference call in real life 🙂 A must watch for everybody who has a conf call from time to time. Do you want a promotion? Then don’t upspeak. Great analysis about the use of language and specifically about the phenomenon of upspeak which you hear more and more, especially in […]

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The art of misdirection

January 21, 2014
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Very interesting talk by magician and “master thief” Appollo Robbins about the art of misdirection. There are many lessons to be learned in this video about our attention and what great con artists do to manipulate it.  

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Monday Morning Brief, January 20th, 2014

January 20, 2014
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Top recommended articles: A glimpse on just how much the world has changed: Here is an account of someone who’s doing an elite MBA for less than $1000 (ok, content-wise) Always interesting: 7 secrets to make meetings less awful 🙂 McKinsey quarterly article about Why leadership programs fail (and what to do about it) Have […]

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