Mini-MBA Program in Integrated Leadership

Leading employees has to be learned. Our comprehensive, 4-part course gives young executives and emerging leaders fundamental knowledge and all the important tools they’ll need to be competent leaders at work, to optimize their presence and the effect they have on others and their communication skills.


Leadership must be learned. Because success or failure of a company always depends on how efficient, believable and result-oriented its management are in how they work. This is especially true of young executives, high potentials and
emergent employees who often do not have the authority to make decisions on their own, nor have they built-up an internal network. They usually have to be better at what they do, otherwise their lack of leadership skills and the mistakes that come from this, can quickly become a dangerous and even permanent obstacle to their career. This is why they need to acquire leadership qualities in a structured, systematic way. Managers who move up to a higher position need strong social skills and a sound knowledge of what it means to be a leader, if they what to be effective in whatever they undertake at work. Self-management and skillful team leadership are just as important in achieving this, as the proper treatment of colleagues at the same level of the hierarchy. And last but not least, how to optimally communicate with their bosses.

Who should attend

This high-impact learning program focuses young executives and managers, specialists, expert staff, but also high potentials from all areas of a company or institution.They are looking to refresh or enhance their leadership skills and want
to move into a leadership role involving greater spans of control and impact. All participants have a minimum of 5 years’ worth of management experience.


Module 1 + 2: 2 Seminars for developing key leadership skills. 2x4 days

Module 3: Workshop on aspects of personality development and leadership presence. 3 days

Module 4: Training to develop strong negotiation and communication skills. 3 days

Key Benefits

This 14-day course of study is ideal for younger executives, specialists and employees and who want to:

  • Learn and practice the leadershp foundations using the rules and tools of self-management, employee and team leadership
  • Optimize their personal influencing skills by optimizing their leadership presence and their effect on others
  • Enhance and develop their ability to communicate in a goal and result-oriented manner

Areas of Focus

Module 1 +2 : Principles and Tools of Successful Leadership

If you want to really succeed in an organization, qualify for higher tasks and move up, you’ll need leadership skills. We show you how you can align yourself and others to perform well and achieve measurable results. We also show you how to have friendly and productive relationships with colleagues, bosses and employees.

Result-Oriented Management

  • What really counts is result-achievement
  • Elements of a personal goal system
  • Performance and performance targets
  • Setting goals for corporate culture, leadership and behavior
  • How do you achieve above-average performance and maintain high work satisfaction?

Successfully leading Yourself – Self-Management

  • Leading yourself
  • Optimizing your personal strengths
  • Setting priorities, delegating tasks, managing your time

Effectively leading Employees and Teams

  • Recognizing your own leadership behavior
  • The pros and cons of different leadership styles
  • Situational leadership
  • Team building, team development, leading a team

Asserting Yourself

  • Knowing your goals and interests
  • Making yourself important in a step-by-step way
  • Building your own network within the company
  • Successfully moving within company hierarchy

Selected Leadership Topics

  • Dealing with difficult employees
  • Change Management
  • Agility

Module 3: What characterizes the Personality of a Leader?

Words, actions, appearance – the successful executive impresses people with behavior that is consistently appropri- ate for whatever the situation might be. Important here is not schematic behavioral and communication patterns, but the individual personality of a person with all of its rough edges there for the world to see. The second part of this course of study is of high practical value and demonstrates, using proven methods, how you can become a leadership person- ality with even stronger influencing skills.

Be Authentic and Believable

  • What does authenticity mean and why is it so important right now?
  • Being believable when you lead others – how does this work?
  • Knowing yourself and being able to change your behavior

Personality and Presence

  • Self-analysis and how employees, bosses and customers perceive me
  • From just another person to someone very special
  • Recognizing and overcoming inconsistencies and doubts when appearing before others

Nonverbal Communication

  • Initial contact, making a good first impression
  • Body language, facial expressions and posture
  • Stumbling blocks you’ll need to avoid

Module 4: Persuading Others – Strengths in Negotiation and Communication

Good communication skills are essential whenever people work together to achieve common goals. Persuading your employees and bosses, advocating in a fair way your point-of-view in conflict situations, discussions and negotiations; successfully reaching a conclusion – in this third part of the course, we show you how to build up and expand your com- munications skills and how to use them to your advantage.

Being Persuasive when Communicating and Negotiating

  • How to best start a conversation
  • The art of actively listening and asking questions
  • Communicating with your bosses
  • The art of building a strong line of argumentation
  • Being believable in critical negotiation situations

Strong Negotiation Skills

  • Knowing the basics of negotiation
  • The psychology behind effectively conductive negotiations
  • How to successfully complete negotiations

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