George Kohlrieser

Program Director

George Kohlrieser is an organizational and clinical psychologist, hostage negotiator and professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior.

George Kohlrieser

Program Director

George Kohlrieser is an organizational and clinical psychologist, hostage negotiator and professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior.

Meet your Program Director

George Kohlrieser is an award-winning author, consultant, conference speaker, and media commentator. His research, teaching, and consulting activities focus on high-performance leadership, high-performance teamwork, conflict management, change management, dialogue and negotiation, coaching, stress management, work-life balance, and personal and professional development.

George Kohlrieser’s insights
How to turn loss into inspiration – TEDx Lausanne
By Professor George Kohlrieser

Everybody goes through losses, big and small – the loss of a job, the loss of a home, or even the loss of a loved one. Listen to Professor George Kohlrieser as he explains how you can not only get over each loss but from it draw new inspiration by rewiring your brain to “play to win”.

Care to Dare
By Professor George Kohlrieser and Adjunct Professor Duncan Coombe with Professor Susan Goldsworthy

Unleash astonishing potential by building the trust, delivering the change, and inspiring the focus that underpins sustainable high performance.

The importance of the person effect on your leadership
By Professor George Kohlrieser

4 reasons why our person effect is one of our most important leadership tools.

How to manage conflict: Six essentials
By Professor George Kohlrieser

Afraid of conflict? You wouldn’t be human if you weren’t. However, if you train your brain to openly face conflict and negotiate win-win outcomes, you will grow your leadership effectiveness enormously.

 

Why being a boss is like a hostage crisis – Special CNN opinion piece
By Professor George Kohlrieser

Ex-hostage negotiator George Kohlrieser shares his insights and experiences, and says that leaders walk a thin line based on trust.

Lesson in negotiation with scissors to throat
By Professor George Kohlrieser

Clinical psychologist George Kohlrieser has, over the years, advised police departments and academies around the world on crisis management, besides training and establishing hostage- negotiation teams in the United States.