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Leadership in Action

Executive education program in English

Leadership in Action (LIA.7)

Dates 16. - 18. Sep 2020
Duration 3 Days
Location Berlin
4,500 €

Unconventional. Experiential. Applicable.

For an entrepreneur building a company – or an entrepreneurial thinker strengthening an existing organization – moving beyond the leadership comfort zone is more than an option. Economies and industries are being turned inside out, and traditional corporate hierarchies are no longer sustainable. Standardized approaches to leadership are no longer fit for purpose. In the absence of a roadmap, today’s managers need bold leadership skills to drive real change.

This creative program uses an action-and-review framework to expand learning beyond lectures and case studies. You will be challenged to perform, communicate, lead, and create in an innovative set of experiential encounters. In review sessions, you will engage in peer feedback. Together, these elements will accelerate your personal and professional growth and help you break out of the leadership routine.


Find all the program information at a glance in our PDF download.


Who should attend the program?

Managers and independent collaborators who are open to experiencing an action-based leadership program.


Key benefits

  • Building bridges between people to generate greater value
  • Inventing new practices for leading
  • Identifying and reinforcing your interpersonal strengths
  • Aligning yourself and the leadership role


Key topics

  • Developing innovative leadership strategies for leading during rapid change
  • Cultivating greater followership and developing your own leadership persona
  • Collaborating within a ”trial-and-error” environment to generate true innovation
  • Fostering group competition that enables achievement at both the personal and organizational levels
  • Supporting communication strategies that reach across organizational, cultural, and gender barriers to motivate people and move companies forward
  • Building teamwork concepts beyond traditional hierarchies

Leadership in Action (LIA.7)

Dates 16. - 18. Sep 2020
Duration 3 Days
Location Berlin
4,500 €
Philipp Heinz headshot

"I was surprised how much fun a training can be without losing effectiveness. Amazing how quickly my peers and I built trust and were able to give each other feedback. No pure focus on leadership but also on team dynamics and personality development."

Philipp Heinz, Director, Gauly Advisors

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.


Effective leaders search for the better question, accept inexperience, stay in motion, craft good stories. People who act this way help others make sense of what they are facing; sense-making is about staying in touch with context.

Karl E. Weick
Your Program Advisor


​​​​​​​Beatrix Becker
Manager Business Development, ESMT Berlin

Phone: +49 30 21231 6205

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