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WHU’s Leadership Essentials Program explores the key elements of leadership, asking how leadership is different from management and by comparing effective and ineffective leadership behaviors. During the 3-day interactive development program, you will develop the skills you need to motivate, and coach and assess people to get them on-board with your goals and strategies.

We use exercises, group work, and case studies to practice behaviors of highly effective leaders. The program concludes with reflections on what you have learned and a forward plan that will help you apply the insights you gained during the program. You will receive a WHU Executive Education Certificate after successfully completing the program.

Short facts

CategoryPersonal Leadership
Next date Dec 10, 2018 - Dec 12, 2018
Locations Düsseldorf
LanguageEnglish
Fee 2,950.00 €
Early bird fee 2,750.00 €
until Oct 15, 2018

Your program at a glance

Program content

You will start the program by focusing on your personal situation, identifying the reasons why you want to be a leader and why others should follow you. Through exploring behavioral patterns that distinguish highly effective leaders, you will create an understanding of the various leadership concepts, helping you to develop your own authentic leadership style. Comparing transformational and transactional leadership will show why these two are interrelated, and where the power of charisma comes into play when leading others. The importance of the relationship between leaders and followers will be highlighted by discussing how emotional intelligence matters when striving for high-quality relationships.

Second, you will learn about the difficulties of taking action and responsibility, how to overcome hurdles and deal with emotional intelligence, negative feedback, and conflict. By clarifying the effect of emotions on teams, the acceleration trap will be introduced, and fortunately, also guidelines on how to break free from this trap and prevent it from happening again.

We go through questions concerning how you can put your insights and thoughts into action, developing the skills you need to motivate, and coach and assess people to get them on-board with your goals and strategies. You will be familiarized with state-of-the-art thinking on leadership, research outcomes from over 100 years of leadership research.

Finally, you will be introduced to useful tools and concepts that will help you to develop, refine, and reflect on your own leadership.

Program benefits

Upon completion of the program, participants will …

  • understand the importance of leadership
  • be able to reflect on their own leadership purpose and values
  • consider the limitations of leadership
  • understand the do’s and don’ts when motivating teams
  • be able to deal with negative feedback and conflict

Certificate

You will receive a WHU Executive Education Certificate after successfully completing the program.

Participant profile

Who benefits most from the program? 

  • Participants who are transitioning into a leadership position, or have done so in the past few years.
  • Participants moving from an operational into a strategic position.
  • Participants seeking to enhance their people-management skills

Program format and module dates

This 3-day program runs at WHU Campus Dusseldorf.

Leadership Essentials Program: Dec 10, 2018 - Dec 12, 2018

Leadership Essentials
  • Dec 10, 2018 - Dec 12, 2018
  • Düsseldorf

Leadership Essentials Program: Nov 14, 2019 - Nov 16, 2019

Leadership Essentials
  • Nov 14, 2019 - Nov 16, 2019
  • Düsseldorf

Program faculty

Scholarships for ambitious women

Are you looking for a new professional development opportunity? We offer two scholarships (25% discount) for visionary women who want to enhance their professional skills in one of our Open Programs*! Please send the completed application form and a letter of motivation to openprograms@whu.edu until 8 weeks before the program starts.

* Excluding CIO Leadership Excellence Program, General Management Plus Program and General Management in Sports Business Program (SPOAC).

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