What does leadership stand for?


People have different assumptions about leadership:

-         You have to be born as a leader - it cannot be learned

-         It depends on personality

-         Leaders need to be charismatic

-         Leaders are “in charge of everything”


No one ever became an effective leader only by reading one of the many instruction books. Rather a leader’s most decisive tool is

-         to know his or her strengths and weaknesses,

-         to reflect on experiences,

-         to understand a mistake as a chance to learn and fair comment as room for development.


His or her role is to imagine an inspiring future and strive to shape it by uncovering talents and fostering shared responsibility of every single member in the community.


This module provides models and insights on leadership in a constantly changing environment. It supports leaders to learn how to adapt to new situations and reflect on value-oriented leadership.