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PhD Supervisor Talk by Thomas Erikson - Surrounded by idiots – here is how to get rid of them
Provider: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Activity no.: 3993-23-00-00 
Enrollment deadline: 04/10/2023
Date and time05.10.2023, at: 15:15 - 16:45
Regular seats497
Contact personMia Dabelsteen    E-mail address: mia.dabelsteen@sund.ku.dk
Enrolment Handling/Course OrganiserPhD administration     E-mail address: phdkursus@sund.ku.dk

Aim and content
This PhD Supervisor Talk is for PhD supervisors at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. Other faculty members and administrative staff members are also welcome.

Have you ever tried to argue with your team partner, and nothing went as you planned? Or in frustration left a meeting with the feeling that you didn’t understand anyone the room? And have you noticed that some people never seem to listen - no matter how clear you are?
Communication has and will always be a challenge. A prerequisite for interacting with other people is to understand our own behavior and how it affects others. Then we can understand other people's behavior and how we should act in every given situation.

The starting point is self-awareness. The bad news: it is quite rare. The good news: it is easy to attain if one knows where to look.

Understanding our own and others' behavior is an important key for better functioning teams, more efficient leadership, increased sales or better customer care, better teamwork or actually any situation that includes collaboration with others. It is also an effective way to give management an idea of exactly how challenging it will be to introduce changes. This is simply a reason for making the meeting between people less frictional - and thus more efficient.

This is what this lecture is about.

Welcome to an energizing aha-experience. With the use of behavioral studies on human behaviors mixed with lots of humor, you will learn how to read people around you quickly and easily and reduce the number of meaningless misunderstandings. Discover how to save time by getting a better understanding of everyone you meet in your everyday life, while simultaneously expanding your self-awareness.

NB: Prior to the workshop, you will be given an opportunity to take a quick online test to provide you with an indication on where you are on the personality scale.

About the speaker
Thomas Erikson is a Swedish behaviourist and the bestselling author of the Surrounded by-books, a series about human behaviours and communication. The series, including Surrounded by Idiots, has been translated to 55 languages.
His mission is to make people’s lives easier on a daily level by making them aware of themselves. But also, to help them to a better understanding of what it takes to achieve the best possible ground for effective communication.
He is also a highly sought-after public speaker and gives 120 keynotes per year on topics such as human behaviours, communication, self-awareness, manipulation, narcissism, and leadership. From his home office, Thomas is a coach and mentor for high level executives and entrepreneurs all over Europe.
He lives by the simple but useful quote: You can’t change somebody else, but you can change yourself.

Rikke Buhl, is head of the Graduate School at the Faculty of Health and Medical Science. She is professor in large animal cardiology and her research interest is within atrial fibrillation, translational perspectives and animal models. She has been PhD coordinator for many years at the Faculty, and has supervised numerous PhD students, post docs and master students.

Time and date: Thursday 5 October 2023, 15.15-16.45.

Registration: Please register no later than 04 October 2023.

Venue: Panum, Blegdamsvej 3B, Jerne Auditorium.

Organizer: Mia Dabelsteen, mia.dabelsteen@sund.ku.dk, Senior advisor, The Graduate School. The Graduate school offers two PhD Supervisor Talks per semester.

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