ABOUT George Kohlrieser

George Kohlrieser is an internationally recognized expert on leadership, award-winning bestselling author, consultant, media commentator and motivational speaker. In his role as Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior at IMD business school in Switzerland he draws on 40 years of experience as a psychologist and veteran hostage negotiator. He is acclaimed for introducing the hostage metaphor to leadership development.

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George Kohlrieser ‏@gkohlrieser  May 25
Are you pessimistic? Are you too negative? Do you always look for what could go wrong? If yes, it could be adversely impacting others by what is called ”your person effect” - the unique impact, positive or negative, a person has in connecting with others. #leadership

George Kohlrieser ‏@gkohlrieser  May 23
It is the responsibility of the leader to set the example by showing how to disagree with respect and even ask for people to express their differences. People who only say “yes” are typically conflict avoidant.