George Kohlrieser

George Kohlrieser

George Kohlrieser

GEORGE KOHLRIESER is an organizational and clinical psychologist. He is Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior and the creator and director of the flagship High Performance Leadership Program at one of the world’s leading business schools, IMD (International Institute for Management Development), located in Switzerland.

Incorporating the lessons he learned as a psychologist and hostage negotiator, George has worked with global companies and their leaders in over 100 countries. Additionally, he has worked with the police, the military and humanitarian organizations in such hot spots as Israel, the Palestinian territories and Croatia as well as with other police departments and police academies around the world. In the course of his work, he has been taken hostage four times–once in a hospital emergency room and three times in homes during domestic violence disputes.

Each time, using Secure Base Leadership skills, he successfully negotiated his way out. His first book, Hostage at the Table: How Leaders Can Overcome Conflict, Influence Others, and Raise Performance, was an international best seller which received the "Best Business Book Award 2007" from DCF (French Association of Business Leaders) and "Best Management Book 2008" in Germany from Managementbuch.de.

George is an engaging teacher and a highly sought after motivational speaker for conferences and keynote addresses, He had his own acclaimed radio call-in talk show, Matters of the Mind,” for over a decade. He has been a guest on the BBC, CNN, ABC and CBS, and his work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the Economist and other leading newspapers and magazines. George has won numerous awards, including the prestigious BrandLaureate International Brand Personality Award.

Contacs:

George A. Kohlrieser, Ph.D
Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior
Tel: +41 21 618 01 73
Mob: +41 79 652 09 08
Fax: +41 21 618 07 07
kohlrieser@imd.ch
www.hostageatthetable.com

  • Reasons to Buy

    • Contains practical application steps you can take to become a Secure Base Leader
    • Packed with stories showing examples of Secure Base Leadership from all areas of life
    • Shares ways to develop the nine characteristics of Secure Base Leaders
    • Includes suggestions for improving your leadership skills at individual, team and organizational levels
    • Chapters have Key Learning Points, Tips and FAQs to aid understanding and application
    • Material drawn from both research and practical experience with thousands of executives across the world
    • Recommended by renowned leadership authors such as Daniel Goleman, Marshall Goldsmith, Tom Peters, David Rock, Bill George & Warren Bennis

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  • Testimonials

    I wondered if George Kohlreiser could create a worthy sequel to his masterful Hostage at the Table. Well, he, Susan and Duncan have, and then some! I love the concept of Secure Base Leadership. Genius in its simplicity, this book shows us that the Secure Base Leader provides a combination of safety and risk that creates the only possible means to success at innovation. Innovate or die’ is the seminal characteristic of today’s environment; Care to Dare is the key.
    Tom Peters, co-author, In SearchExcellence
  • Reasons to Buy

    • Contains practical application steps you can take to become a Secure Base Leader
    • Packed with stories showing examples of Secure Base Leadership from all areas of life
    • Shares ways to develop the nine characteristics of Secure Base Leaders
    • Includes suggestions for improving your leadership skills at individual, team and organizational levels
    • Chapters have Key Learning Points, Tips and FAQs to aid understanding and application
    • Material drawn from both research and practical experience with thousands of executives across the world
    • Recommended by renowned leadership authors such as Daniel Goleman, Marshall Goldsmith, Tom Peters, David Rock, Bill George & Warren Bennis

    Purchase a copy now

  • About the Authors

    The co-authors of Care to Dare have worked closely together for a number of years. Find out more about each of them.

    About the Authors

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