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How to Lead in a Complex, Global Environment
with Lars Sudmann

Date: September 18, 2018
Session Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location Information:
Marriott Hotel County Hall
London County Hall, Westminster Bridge Rd Lambeth, London SE1 7PB UK
+44 20 7928 5200
Session Description
The world of business and work has changed: business is volatile and complex; teams and organizations are often hyper-connected and dispersed. Global work from everywhere becomes a norm. Many business professionals struggle at times with how to optimally work and lead in such an environment, especially with how to create an engaging and effective work environment. The session tackles key practical management tools in a highly actionable and engaging manner.

Lars Sudmann is the managing partner of Sudmann & Company, a consulting and management training firm. Lars is drawing on his business experience (e.g. as CFO Belgium of Procter & Gamble) as well as consulting experience with Fortune500 companies to help companies achieve better business and organizational results.Lars spends his time analyzing what makes businesses and individuals successful – and then he shares these insights with the world.  He is  a frequent speaker and lecturer on the topics of leadership and communication, providing answers to today’s leadership challenges of global managers. Lars is the 6-times Belgian and 2-time European Champion of Public Speaking and has spoken at a variety of major international events in the US and Europe such as TEDxFlanders. Additionally, he is a lecturer at the University of Braunschweig (Business Leadership) as well as the RWTH Aachen University (Innovation in Communication). 
Time Allocation - Topics
10% Understanding the new world
  • Leading in the new world – drivers for change
  • Exploring the challenges and virtues of the new world: remote work, globalization, complexity, technology and more
20% Envisioning the future: key to success
  • The need for defining and providing a “why”
  • The power of vision and how to set it 
  • Vision communication 
30% Leadership styles in the new world
  • Which leadership styles work in the new world, and which don't?
  • Coaching as a leadership style for the 21st Century
  • Communication strategies for modern organizations and their leaders.
20% Success and performance management 
  • Why leaders need to know about the passive face time bias: Remote image and other key considerations when working in the new world
  • Motivating the organization and performance management: Energizing feedback and more
  • Principles of (virtual) team building
20% The road to high-performance
  • Optimizing meetings – face-to-face and virtually
  • Complexity reduction and decision making
  • Leading change towards a high-performance culture

Guide to Participant Selection
1 indicates primary target audience.
2 indicates a good fit if the level of material is appropriate.
3 indicates (in the opinion of the institute and the faculty) very limited applicability.
Senior Executive
(Pres, Exec & Sr VP)
(VP & Gen'l Mgr)
Senior Managers
(Div & Reg. Mgrs)
Middle Managers
& Superintendents
Adaptability, Communication, Developmental Perspective, Interpersonal Relations
Problem Identification, Analysis, Evaluating Alternative Solutions
Use of Authority, Delegation, Coordination

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