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Leading Through Language (TEDxZurich)

Hi, I trust you and yours are well.

Thank you always for reading my books and free bi-monthly broadcasts, and using my tools and strategies for winning in a VUCA world with freedom, power and peace of mind.*

*You probably know by now: VUCA stands for Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity. Perhaps you also know the Chinese curse: May you live in interesting times 😉

What is the difference between a good company and a great one? My answer: Language. In this interactive TEDx Talk, I set out to prove—in 8 minutes—to the TEDxZurich audience that communication is the most important leadership tool of all.

Thomas TEDxZurich video

And here is the secret: It’s not so much what you say as how you listen. That’s the source of power nobody mentions in the boardroom.

In fact it should not be called a TED Talk at all—it should be called a TED Listening 😉

To learn more about effective speaking, check out this free excerpt of Communicate or Die: Getting Results Through Speaking and Listening. Perhaps the book would make a great gift for colleagues, family, friends, even enemies?

What do you think?  I look forward to reading you



For further details or to schedule a complimentary discussion on how you can improve your listening effectiveness and listening mastery for more effective and impactful leadership and to maximize potential and significance, please email me at


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