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  Jul 20
38 years ago this month a psychotic man named Sam held scissors to my neck during a hostage scenario. An ongoing dialogue led to a resolution. It was an experience that taught me that words are very powerful and shaped the rest of my career. https://t.co/NETH0JTlVc

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