Thomas Erikson

  • Mon chef est un boulet

    Thomas Erikson

    • Alisio
    • 19 Janvier 2021

    Pourquoi est-il si facile de travailler avec certaines personnes alors que d'autres semblent être de véritables boulets ?
    Avez-vous déjà eu l'impression de devoir tout faire car votre patron ou vos collaborateurs n'avancent pas de leur côté ? Vous est-il déjà arrivé de ne pas réussir à motiver votre équipe malgré votre enthousiasme ? Ou encore, avez-vous déjà essayé de raisonner votre patron en ayant l'impression de vous adresser à un mur ? Dans ces situations, vous vous êtes sûrement dit que le problème venait de vos collègues, incapables de vous comprendre ou de se faire comprendre. Mais votre chef est-il réellement un boulet ? Vos collaborateurs, des feignants ?
    Découvrez une méthode révolutionnaire de classification des comportements en quatre profils - les Rouges dominants et ambitieux, les Jaunes spontanés et optimistes, les Verts patients et amicaux, les Bleus méthodiques et précis - et apprenez à identifier et à interagir avec chaque type. En vous familiarisant avec ce système, vous pourrez ajuster votre façon de communiquer et améliorer vos relations professionnelles. Car même le pire des patrons n'est pas une cause perdue !

  • Et si nous apprenions à communiquer avec les personnes qui nous entourent, plutôt que de les penser idiotes ?
    Thomas Erikson, expert en communication, vous invite à découvrir une méthode de classification des comportements en quatre profils : les rouges, dominants et ambitieux ; les jaunes, spontanés et optimistes ; les verts, patients et amicaux ; les bleus, méthodiques et précis.
    Apprenez à identifier et interagir avec chacun d'eux.

    Thomas Erikson est expert en communication, conférencier et auteur.

  • Thomas Erikson is a Swedish behavioral expert, active lecturer and bestselling author. For the last 18 years he has been travelling all over Europe delivering lectures and seminars in Swedish and English to executives and managers at a wide range of companies, including IKEA, Coca Cola, Microsoft, Volvo and KIA Motors. Surrounded by Idiots (Omgiven Av Idioter) has been a Swedish runaway bestseller in since it was first published in 2014. It has sold over 1.5 million copies worldwide, of which over 750,000 copies have been sold in Sweden alone, and it has been translated into 36 languages. For more information about the author visit


    Thomas Erikson

    Do you ever look around you and think you're the only one making any sense? Or tried to reason with your partner with disastrous results? Do long, rambling answers drive you crazy? Or does your colleague's abrasive manner get your back up? Do you ever get the feeling you're surrounded by idiots?

    You are not alone. Swedish behavioural scientist and runaway bestselling author Thomas Erikson is here to help, and will inform and entertain you in equal measure. Available in English for the first time, Surrounded by Idiots, presents his simple model based on four personality types (Red, Blue, Green and Yellow). When you understand the psychology of each you can adapt your communication style to handle anyone more easily and get the best out of the people you have to deal with - be it at work, in public or at home.

    Thomas Erikson guarantees that after reading this book the number of idiots around you will be drastically reduced and you will have a better understanding of everyone around you. With a bit of luck you can also be confident that the idiot out there is not you!

  • A runaway bestseller in Sweden that has sold more than a million copies worldwide, Surrounded by Idiots shares a simple, revolutionary method of understanding the people around you that will change how you interact with everyone from your coworkers to your spouse. Author Thomas Erikson explains that there are four key behavior types that define how we interact with and perceive the people around us. Understanding someone's pattern of behavior is the key to successful communication. The so-called 'idiots' in our lives are most often simply people who have a different behavior profile and style of communication. Erikson breaks down the four kinds of behavior types-Reds who are dominant and commanding, Yellows who are social and optimistic, Greens who are laid back and friendly, and Blues who are analytical and precise-and explains how to identify and interact with each type of person. Instead of being bogged down with overly technical categorizations, the simple four-color system allows you to speedily identify a friend or coworker and adjust how you speak and share with them. Surrounded by Idiots is full of practical information for interacting with people based on their color, including the strengths and weaknesses of all the profiles, how to give positive and negative feedback to each, and the best way to word an email when writing to someone with a different profile.

  • #1 internationally bestselling author Thomas Erikson shows readers how to identify and avoid the psychopaths around them. Charming, charismatic, and delightful or manipulative, self-serving, and cunning? Psychopaths are both and that's exactly what makes them dangerous. Bestselling author of the international phenomenon Surrounded by Idiots, Thomas Erikson reveals how to identify the psychopaths in your life and combat their efforts to control and manipulate. Using the same simple four-color system of behavior classification that made Surrounded by Idiots so popular, Surrounded by Psychopaths teaches readers how to deal with psychopaths in their lives by becoming aware of their own behavior and their weaknesses. Vivid example stories illustrate ways that psychopaths can take advantage of various behavior types, helping readers identify their own weaknesses and be proactive about protecting themselves. Erikson outlines some of the most common forms of manipulation used by psychopaths-and others-to influence those around them. Since manipulation can often be a feature of ordinary, non-psychopathic relationships, the book also includes practical methods and techniques to help readers confront controlling people and rehabilitate negative relationships into mutually respectful ones. By understanding your behavior as well as the tendencies and strategies of psychopaths, Surrounded by Psychopaths will teach you to protect yourself from manipulative influence in your workplace, social life, and family.



    How to handle everything (and everyone) around you when all hell breaks loose, from the international bestselling author of Surrounded by Idiots . Not everything goes the way we want it to - the world or people around us sometimes just spin out of control. Just consider the Covid pandemic for starters. Or how about that mad neighbour you have living next-door to you? Or when work seems to be going down the toilet when the competition keep outsmarting you? So how do you handle everything life throws your way when you''d really prefer to tell everyone to get stuffed? Thomas Erikson will help you turn adversity into success with the help of the behavioural model made famous in Surrounded by Idiots . Starting by reminding us that life is as it is, Erikson helps you see that it is in fact useless to try to control everything happening around you. Instead of protesting when life throws you curveballs, focus instead on how to handle them. Just as you keep the weeds away from the garden to provide space and amazing flowers, you need to find an approach to adversity that works for you and will give you the chance to turn everything into success. Surrounded by Setbacks will help you pinpoint the approach that works for you and will entertain and empower you in equal measure.