Führung von Mitarbeitern und Teams

People and teams drive organizational progress, yet it is executives who are faced with the complex task of forming and leading these groups.

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To start with, they need to create a working environment that is conducive to high levels of performance while dealing with questions such as: How do I convince people to follow my lead? How can I influence the actions of others? How do I affect my employees? How can I solve conflicts within the team?

Based on these and similar questions, participants in this German language program will analyze their leadership styles, discover their weaknesses and strengths, and work out practical solutions using leadership cases based on their experiences. A feedback tool will help them evaluate their leadership styles. On request, the results can be discussed during individual coaching discussions.

As Englisch language alternative we recommend the program „Leading People and Teams“ (LPT). To continue learning and build on FvM we recommend the German language programs „Change Management Seminar“ (CMS), „Führungskraft als Coach“ (FkC) und „Leistungsmanagement: Führung, Resilienz, Stressmanagement“ (LM).


Target audience

Participants have at least three years of leadership experience and want to achieve above-average performance with their people and teams. They want to exchange experiences with colleagues from other companies and obtain new incentives for their behavior as a business leader.


Key benefits

  • gain in-depth knowledge of how to lead people
  • examine individual leadership styles – their pros and cons
  • acquire the skills to build and manage teams
  • understand how to lead teams through adversity
  • develop trust in a leadership style that reflects the participant’s personality, the people with whom they work, and the targets they have to reach


Key topics

  • Fundamentals of leadership
  • The stages of team formation
  • Behaviors that stifle the performance of others
  • Achieving results through others
  • Group dynamics
  • Motivation and incentive design
  • Implicit and explicit rules of communication
  • Leading under pressure
  • Conflict management: de-escalation and diffusing negative emotions
  • Effectively driving and managing change
  • Ethics-oriented leadership


Meet the teaching staff

Dr. Karin Häring (Program Director)

Karin Häring is an ESMT Berlin program director for German open enrollment programs in leadership for young leaders and middle managers at the ESMT Campus Schloss Gracht. Karin received both her doctoral degree on evaluation of trainings in 2003 and her Diplom-Kauffrau in 1995 from the University of Augsburg. She studied economics and obtained her MA degree from the Wayne State University in 1993. Karin is a graduate of the International Teacher's Program at the London Business School and the Business Coaching Certification Program at DGFP.
Karin has more than 20 years of practical experience in leadership development and directed and taught in open and customized executive education programs for customers such as IBM, Hugo Boss, Hochtief, and Sal. Oppenheim.


Prof. Dr. Rudolf Kerschreiter

is an ESMT Berlin Guest Lecturer and professor of Social, Organizational and Economic Psychology at Freie Universität Berlin. His research focuses on individual and group decision-making,  communication and cooperation in groups and cognitive, motivational, and social influences on information processing. He is on the Editorial Board of the the Journal of Personnel Psychology and author of numerous publications.


Professor Dr. Eduard Jochum

ESMT Berlin visiting lecturer and professor of Corporate Culture, Personal Management and Organizational Development at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Frankfurt am Main and the founder of JOCHUM Dialog CONSULTANTS GmbH, Reutlingen, Germany with subsidiaries in Karlsruhe, Cologne, Munich, Ulm, and Vienna.


Professor Dr. Sven Litzcke

ist Professor für Human Resource Management und Wirtschaftspsychologie an der Hochschule Hannover und Visiting Lecturer der ESMT Berlin. Er forscht über  Kontraproduktivität und ist Herausgeber der Open-Access-Schriftenreihe Personalpsychologie. Über seine zahlreichen Beiträge in Fachpublikationen hinaus ist er der Co-Autor von Stress, Mobbing, Burn-out am Arbeitsplatz (Springer Heidelberg, 2012); Korruption: Risikofaktor Mensch (Springer VS Wiebaden, 2012) und  Mitherausgeber von Führungskompetenzen lernen (Schäffer-Poeschel, Stuttgart, 2017).