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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  Jul 19
(The belay is a special device that locks the rope a little at a time as the climber slowly ascends). The climber can take the risks and climb up because the belayer provides the sense of safety. Would your colleagues say you do a good job of belaying them? https://t.co/uzsqqje3yp

George Kohlrieser ‏@gkohlrieser  Jul 19
A great metaphor for Secure Base Leadership is a rock climber. The belayer is the person on the ground who secures the climber, keeping a close eye on the climber's progress and letting out slack to the line by releasing the belay.