Broadcast date: Monday 26 May 2014
George left home at twelve years of age to live and study in a seminary. In his early twenties he decided not to pursue priesthood and focused instead on his studies in psychology.
After graduation, George worked with the Ohio State Police, intervening in family violence cases before they escalated.
When he was thrust without experience one day into a volatile hostage situation, George relied on his instincts to resolve it safely.
Since then, he has been involved in close hostage negotiations many times and is regarded as a pioneer in the psychology of such situations.
He is now Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behaviour at IMD business school in Switzerland.
George is in Australia to speak at the Leadership in Complexity Summit at QUT.
Care to Dare: Unleashing Astonishing Potential Through Secure Base Leadership is published by Wiley.
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