Great leadership starts with self-leadership | Lars Sudmann | TEDxUCLouvain

  • Опубликовано: 10 июн 2016
  • At TEDxUtopia, the question was asked: What would leadership in Utopia look like? To start with, imagine the best leader you have ever worked with. How did he or she get to become this type of leader? Leadership lecturer and former corporate executive Lars Sudmann argues that it's likely that they learned to overcome the "leadership formula of doom" and then developed themselves as a leader. In this funny and invigorating talk Lars walks us through the personal journeys of great leaders, shows lessons from the golden age of leadership and shares 3 strategies on self-leadership to develop yourself into a "Utopia leader”.
    Lars Sudmann is a leadership advisor and award-winning lecturer. He studies and researches what makes the most advanced organizations and leaders successful - and then he shares that knowledge with the world. He has had a business career of more than 10 years in management and finance with Procter & Gamble, e.g. as the Chief Financial Officer of Belgium, and he has lived and worked in Europe and Asia. Trends/Tendance, the Belgian Business Magazine, and the BBC have called on his expertise. Additionally, he is currently a university lecturer in Aachen and Braunschweig (both Germany).

    What does leadership in Utopia look like? How does leadership work in a future ultra-networked world? And is there one leadership ideal that we can all strive towards, and if yes, what is holding us back from achieving it? In this highly engaging talk, leadership expert Lars Sudmann will dive into the past, present and future of excellent leadership.
    This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

Комментарии • 77

  • Business Coaching TV: Learning and Development

    Many people simply assume that rising in ranks is the same as being a "leader". A leader will take on a senior role in an organization (sooner or later) but not all senior personnel are leaders! It is important to comprehensively understand the ‘mechanics’ of being a leader. Good talk. Food for thought for sure…

  • Edward Donatus
    Edward Donatus 2 месяца назад +9

    This is a great talk- because when it comes to leadership the hardest person to lead is yourself-. If you lead yourself well you can lead a nation. Thanks

  • Alissa Avramis
    Alissa Avramis 2 месяца назад +1


  • Yogesh Dighe
    Yogesh Dighe 2 месяца назад

    Great Best Idea of the World

    • Lars Sudmann
      Lars Sudmann 2 месяца назад

      Glad you like the video :-)

  • Dani Palahanova
    Dani Palahanova 2 месяца назад

    Thank you!

  • tungvofantasy
    tungvofantasy 2 месяца назад

    Is it Gotama Buddha had solve the human problems but the West civilization so arrogant to ignore the lesson because they are want to hold on human desire and greed?

  • Carolyn Sicurella
    Carolyn Sicurella 3 месяца назад

    Follow the Collegiate Leadership Competition (@CLC_Leader) on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn for more leadership content!

  • BooM Borgoyari
    BooM Borgoyari 3 месяца назад

    the audio is so bad

  • J Espitia
    J Espitia 3 месяца назад


  • R S
    R S 5 месяцев назад

    ends with a Costa Rican homeless work visa way to solve money

  • Jigar Sescon
    Jigar Sescon 5 месяцев назад

    Hopefully i will become a GREAT LEADER... i know that this is not easy but i'm optimistic together we can do it. Cause everybody deserve help

  • R S
    R S 5 месяцев назад

    Oh and you're perfect . Sorry

  • R S
    R S 5 месяцев назад

    my self leadership is based of my energy levels and when I walk EVERYWHERE and ALL DAY at work you tend to do almost 20 plus miles a day. then you add in all the lifting and you kinda wanna do nothing when the chance comes

  • R S
    R S 5 месяцев назад

    self leadership isn't hacking my life and trying to ruin my life. maybe you should look in the mirror

  • R S
    R S 5 месяцев назад

    look people I'm not making any payments until I have a stable job. and def not until I'm not homeless. get it through your head

  • Socrates Socratous
    Socrates Socratous 6 месяцев назад

    '' Άρχεσθαι μαθών άρχειν επιστήσει '' Solon, (Greek philosopher) ,600B.C

  • Smart Value-Motivation :Samarjit Nishad
    Smart Value-Motivation :Samarjit Nishad 8 месяцев назад

    I love.. self make leadership

  • Jaz Z
    Jaz Z 8 месяцев назад +1

    Content helped me 👍

    • Lars Sudmann
      Lars Sudmann 8 месяцев назад +1

      This is great to hear

  • Newton Rodrigues-Lima
    Newton Rodrigues-Lima 8 месяцев назад

    Fantastic! Simple and direct. Congrats.

    • Lars Sudmann
      Lars Sudmann 8 месяцев назад

      Thanks a lot, glad you liked the talk

  • Dejan Lazarevic
    Dejan Lazarevic 8 месяцев назад +1

    if you learn how to lead yourself then you gonna know how to lead your team on the best way

    • Lars Sudmann
      Lars Sudmann 8 месяцев назад

      Many thanks for your comment. I would say it's a first step in that direction, a prerequisite to be able to lead your team in the best way. There are of course more things one needs to master.

  • Bluntly Blondie
    Bluntly Blondie 11 месяцев назад +3

    I actually could see Trump saying something like that. Why are so many Ted talks going liberal? I don’t trust any study that came out of UC Berkeley especially when it involves cookies. He lost me at that point.

    • remuli83
      remuli83 4 месяца назад

      Congratulations. You managed to miss the entire point. This counts as an achievement.

  • ARUT Selvan
    ARUT Selvan 11 месяцев назад +2


    • Lars Sudmann
      Lars Sudmann 11 месяцев назад

      Thanks, happy that you liked the talk

  • Tommy M
    Tommy M 11 месяцев назад +2

    Fantasic! Good words to take to a good heart

    • Lars Sudmann
      Lars Sudmann 11 месяцев назад

      Thanks, glad you liked the talk

  • Aq Aq
    Aq Aq 11 месяцев назад +1

    Great presentation

    • Lars Sudmann
      Lars Sudmann 11 месяцев назад

      great to hear that you liked the talk

  • Mac Lake
    Mac Lake Год назад +4

    Great insights Love it

    • Lars Sudmann
      Lars Sudmann Год назад +1

      Great to hear that you liked the talk

  • Sebastián López
    Sebastián López Год назад +2

    Aujourd’hui un ami m’a demandé comment est-ce que j’ai acquis mon leadership. En réfléchissant mon passé, je m’ai rendu compte dont ce qui a été la clé pour moi, était précisément être, en première lieu, le leader de moi même. Maintenant, en regardant cette vidéo, je vois que ce n’était seulement une idée bizarre de moi, puisque en fait on utilise les mêmes mots, merci beaucoup.

    • Lars Sudmann
      Lars Sudmann Год назад

      You are very welcome, glad that you saw the video after this discussion with your friend

  • Rahul Makhija
    Rahul Makhija Год назад +47

    Just recalling the key points
    To lead others we need to first start by leading ourselves. (40% of time)
    Self leadership consists of
    1) Self Awareness - Recall who is leader you like/don't like. Compare their actions with yours and adapt.
    2) Self reflection - 2 to 5 minutes a day
    3) Self resolution - If getting frustrated, gauge the importance of the issue and act accordingly

    • Lars Sudmann
      Lars Sudmann 4 месяца назад +2

      Thanks a lot for your comments, very interesting builds. Discovering about oneself whether you want and can be a leader and acting accordingly is important step in one's personal journey.

    • AfroAmerican Connection
      AfroAmerican Connection 4 месяца назад +1

      You made excellent points about what it takes to be a leader, I don't think that eveyone is meant to lead others. Truly, I believe that self awareness and self reflection are key to gauge whether one is developing themsleves to be a leader that others can stand behind, a person has to know themselves in order to aviod becoming a leader who will ultimately leading others badly.

    • AfroAmerican Connection
      AfroAmerican Connection 4 месяца назад +2

      I really agree with the notion that in order to lead other we must have self awareness and self-reflection, you must understand 1st why you want to lead others, this is how you will truly understand what type of leader you want to become but most of all it will allow for the self reflection that is necessary to determine if ones actions are consistant with that of a good leader.

    • Lars Sudmann
      Lars Sudmann 9 месяцев назад +2

      Thanks for this summary

  • Hemantha Kumara
    Hemantha Kumara Год назад +1

    worth reading

    • Lars Sudmann
      Lars Sudmann Год назад +1

      Great to hear that you liked the talk

  • Kiran Jagtap
    Kiran Jagtap Год назад

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  • Angela Jackson
    Angela Jackson Год назад +2

    Wow! Thanks for all of the great ideas and quotes! I have lots of things to research now. Very funny and intriguing!! :)

    • Lars Sudmann
      Lars Sudmann Год назад +1

      Best to send a tweet to @larssudmann

    • Angela Jackson
      Angela Jackson Год назад +1

      Thanks! That sounds great. Do you have an email in case we have further questions?

    • Lars Sudmann
      Lars Sudmann Год назад +1

      Thanks Angela, great to hear that you liked the talk. Happy to provide further resources if needed.

    NAVEENRAJ VIJAYAN Год назад +6

    wonderful thoughts...Emotional Intelligence is the key!! Good one.

    • Lars Sudmann
      Lars Sudmann Год назад

      Thank you, great to hear that you enjoyed the talk

  • Merga Afa
    Merga Afa Год назад +3

    Amazing and thanks so much !

    • Lars Sudmann
      Lars Sudmann Год назад +2

      Thank you for your kind words

  • DJKuchaka
    DJKuchaka Год назад +6

    Powerful talk, you have just laid a foundation on my leadership, one day I will be that Great Leader I have always dreamed. Thank you

    • Lars Sudmann
      Lars Sudmann 3 месяца назад

      +Ta. Michael to send me a message on twitter @larssudmann

    • Ta. Michael
      Ta. Michael 3 месяца назад

      +Lars Sudmann Hey, Mr. Sudmann, I need to talk to you!

    • Lars Sudmann
      Lars Sudmann Год назад +1

      You are welcome, great to hear that the talked helped you

  • Salma M_K
    Salma M_K Год назад +3

    I have a health issue that cant let me study and give all that I have do u think that I can do it and be a leader on day ????

    • Red Leader Playz
      Red Leader Playz 4 месяца назад +1

      Leaders fill a void. They have a cause. Find a void to fill. Then you grow as a leader.

    • Sebastián López
      Sebastián López Год назад

      I’m sure it’s possible. For example Nick Vujicic

  • Shawn Quixote
    Shawn Quixote Год назад +1

    very nice. Great thoughts and awesome presentation

  • Mustakizah Zakaria
    Mustakizah Zakaria Год назад +13

    Self awareness,self reflection and self regulations will lead us to a great self leadership style to be a better person as we move a step closer towards goodness in this journey of ours...

    • Lars Sudmann
      Lars Sudmann Год назад +1

      Thank you for your message, great summary

  • Kwefaako Development Initiative
    Kwefaako Development Initiative 2 года назад +1


    VINEET KAPOOR 2 года назад +1

    Great thoughts

  • thebest3511
    thebest3511 2 года назад +2

    watch John Maxwell's videos or buy his books about leadership. You"ll save lots of time watching bad vids about leadership like this one.

    • Red Leader Playz
      Red Leader Playz 4 месяца назад +1

      Leadership is self discovery. These vids just confirm if you are on the right pathway and are not deluded.

    • Majed Almobarak
      Majed Almobarak Год назад +2

      If your reply is the product of John Maxwell's book, I do not think he did very well in his book!

    • Rob of Wando
      Rob of Wando Год назад +11

      John Maxwell has some of the greatest teaching on leadership. He does not have monopoly on leadership, and he knows it, John Maxwell also uses examples from history to exemplify his laws, he did not invent leadership. Great leaders listen to the angles of others, poor leaders criticize, discount, and develop tunnel vision.

  • Jordon Hill
    Jordon Hill 2 года назад +8

    Just what I needed, restoring my faith in the future.

    • Nie362
      Nie362 Год назад

      Jordon Hill om

    • Lars Sudmann
      Lars Sudmann Год назад +4

      Great to hear that you liked the talk

  • TheLiveStreamCentral
    TheLiveStreamCentral 2 года назад +2

    First comment....

  • TheLiveStreamCentral
    TheLiveStreamCentral 2 года назад +1