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Leading with Psychological Intelligence

Enhancing your leadership effectiveness through a better understanding of what really drives subordinates, peers and superiors

Leading with Psychological Intelligence (LPI.9)

Module 1
Dates 26. - 29. Nov 2019
Duration 4 Days
Location Berlin
5,500 €

Leading with Psychological Intelligence

Executive education program in English

The program Leading with Psychological Intelligence responds to the increasing demands on executives to enhance their leadership efficacy through better connections with subordinates, peers, and superiors. Psychological research offers many insights into human behavior. This program applies these research findings directly applied to the everyday behavior of modern executives.


Participants will discover how they perform as leaders through feedback analysis, experiential exercises, short mini-lectures, small group discussions, peer consultations, and coaching sessions.


Target audience: Who should attend the program?

Executives leading diverse individuals or teams whose ability to mobilize the talents and efforts of others directly affects the successful achievement of company goals.


Key benefits: Profit from hands-on expertise

  • concepts and tools needed to better understand the principles of human behavior within organizations
  • increase acceptance of their ideas and work requests and establish productive working relationships with subordinates, peers, and superiors
  • further develop their leadership skills and remain resilient in the face of work- and team-related challenges
  • post-program follow-up to support putting new skills into practice
  • solid network of global contacts


Key topics

  • Overview of critical psychology findings relevant for leaders
  • Emotional and social competencies of leaders
  • Exploration of psychological challenges in decision-making
  • Learning styles and their implications at work
  • Handling psychologically challenging work-related situations
  • Dealing with necessary evils
  • Overcoming internal barriers to change
  • Facing adversity with resilience and perseverance
  • Individual leadership coaching session

Meet our teaching staff

The programs have been 
designed – and will be led –
by ESMT faculty members 
and ESMT visiting faculty. 
They will also guide and 
advise you throughout 
your studies.

Konstantin Korotov

Konstantin Korotov

Professor of Organizational Behavior, Director of the Center for Leadership Development Research (CLDR), and Faculty Lead of the Executive MBA Program
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Interview Konstantin Korotov

Interview with Carol Kauffman, Institute of Coaching (Harvard Medical School)


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Konstantin Korotov

Program Director

Konstantin Korotov
Verena Ackels


Verena Ackels
Manager Business Development, ESMT Berlin


Illuminating when it comes to understanding yourself, your relationship with others, and the influences involved. Thoroughly enjoyable as well.

Suzanne Hayward, Managing Director, Corporate and Investment Banking, UniCredit Bank
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