Your brain is a liar: leading with or without illusions?

Your brain is a liar: leading with or without illusions?

15 November 2022
Gerrit Sarens
Gerrit Sarens
  • Our view of the world seems unique, fair, and true to reality.

    Based on that view, we act daily.

    Whether by launching an innovative project, collaborating with our team, or making complex decisions.

    But what if you didn’t hold all the cards in your hand to make the best decision possible?

    What if your brain played tricks on you daily, preventing you from knowing about the other cards?

    What if all of this was so automatic that you’ve already fallen victim to it, unconsciously?

  • Welcome to the world of Alex Si

  • As a magician-mentalist, Alex has studied and exploited -in his shows- a combination of those automatic thinking reflexes to make you experience the extraordinary.

    In this webinar, he reveals how your brain illusions you every day, even when you are an experienced leader. Alex also explains how to overcome those thinking illusions, and how to avoid the traps lying in wait for your next decision.

    The content of this webinar is based on research in the fields of behavioral psychology (including Daniel Kahneman’s work on cognitive biases,) behavioral economics (including Dan Ariely’s work about our predictable irrationality,) and influence psychology (including the works of Robert Cialdini, Robert-Vincent Joule, and Jean-Léon Beauvois.)

    Alex also brings his 15 years of experience as an IT engineer in various industries and companies of all sizes.

  • Who is this guy?

  • Alex Si is a magician-mentalist, corporate speaker, and emcee of professional events. A pure blend of art and science, he shares his knowledge in neuroscience and psychology to help you identify and avoid the illusions created by your brain. He also uses his magic to make events more memorable (even when online.)

    Discover who Alex Si is.

    Get an idea about his shows.

  • You can't miss this unique webinar

  • When? 29th November 2022 (12.00 - 13.00), in English

    Register via this link.

Struggles of a manager

Managers are

  • not or inadequately trained in this role


    • lack self-confidence
    • don’t know how to go from being a colleague to being a boss
    • need to loosen up on the command & control leadership style
    • must let go of the (technical) expert status
    • cannot give or accept constructive feedback
    • feel pressure to perform as manager
    • have difficulty building relationships
    • want to be liked by everyone or want to be the ‘bad boss’
    • play the hero
  • are struggling


    • stay too involved in operations
    • have trouble prioritizing
    • cannot delegate
    • fear conflict situations
    • disconnect from the team
    • deal with flawed strategic thinking
    • do not relate to higher management
    • lack clear communication skills
    • remain not self-aware
    • avoid difficult conversations
    • miss political antennas
    • ...
  • capable of more


    • need mental preparation as successor
    • need to be able to lead big changes ahead
    • need to learn to be emotionally resilient and in control
    • need to learn to make big decisions fast without all the information
    • must become persuasive presenters
    • need to learn how to cultivate their own personal brand
    • need to learn how to lead by example
    • manage by trust, not by fear
    • need to overly develop empathy
    • ...
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