European School of Management and Technology

Leading People and Teams

Available dates

May 5—8, 2020
4 days
Berlin, Germany
EUR 4900 ≈USD 5422
EUR 1225 per day
Nov 3—6, 2020
4 days
Berlin, Germany
EUR 5300 ≈USD 5864
EUR 1325 per day
Dec 1—4, 2020
4 days
Berlin, Germany
EUR 5300 ≈USD 5864
EUR 1325 per day


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About the course

A leadership laboratory dedicated to the why and how of behavior in organizations.

Leading People and Teams is a leadership laboratory aimed at enhancing participants’ abilities to address the complex sets of challenges facing managers in their leadership roles. The program's experiment­-based structure helps participants to gain awareness of their blind spots as leaders and develop strategies to correct them. Participants will learn how to influence decision makers in support of their initiatives, how to diagnose and remedy potentially toxic organizational dynamics, and how to bolster their leadership through a well-functioning, productive professional network.

The laboratory’s challenging but safe environment provides participants with the opportunity to reflect on their experiences as leaders, experiment with different leadership approaches, and receive valuable feedback and support from both faculty and peers. The individual learning experiences are seconded by a full day of group executive coaching as well as post-­program follow­-ups.

Key benefits

  • gain a clear sense of the mindset, competences, and behaviors needed to be effective leaders
  • learn how to capitalize on and leverage strengths and weaknesses, as well as those of employees, peers, and superiors.
  • enhance emotional intelligence, learn influencing strategies, and discover the satisfaction that comes from a thriving leadership role
  • post-program follow-up coaching support

Key topics

  • Empowering individuals and teams
  • Creating a compelling leadership vision
  • Coalition­building and influence tactics
  • Developing effective informal networks
  • Leadership coaching

Who should attend

Executives with experience in leading employees and teams who intend to increase their effectiveness in reaching organizational goals through people.

Trust the experts

Gianluca Carnabuci

Gianluca is an associate professor (with tenure) of organizational behavior who joined ESMT Berlin in 2016. Previously he was an associate professor of organization and management at the University of Lugano and an assistant professor at Bocconi University. He holds a PhD in Social and Behavioral...


Andreas Bernhardt

Andreas Bernhardt is executive development advisor and lead coach at ESMT Berlin in Germany, founding member of ESMT's Center for Leadership Development Research, and manages ESMT's pool of executive coaches. He has over 20 years of practical leadership development experience with executives from...


Francis De Véricourt

Francis de Véricourt is a professor of management science at ESMT European School of Management and Technology. From August 2010 until August 2013 he was on leave at INSEAD, where he was an associate professor of technology and operations management and the Paul Dubrule Chaired Professor of Susta...


Course reviews

Angel F, Operations Executive from Spain 2012

Course quality: good
Instructors: good
Other (e.g. materials, infrastructure): very good
Primary takeaway: Good experience with the role plays, very interesting to challenge different scenarios when leading people
Things to improve: More international background of the coaches, professors

Course participant from Poland

Course quality: very good
Instructors: excellent
Other (e.g. materials, infrastructure): excellent
Primary takeaway: Network plus new point of view on managing my team
Things to improve: The only way of improving it would be to extend the course. One week was to short.
Industry:Real Estate

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