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PTMBA2022_Core B - Leadership Essentials

Course code
Course type
PT MBA Lecture
Weekly Hours
FS 2021
Prof. Dr. Fabiola Heike Gerpott
Please note that exchange students obtain a higher number of credits in the BSc-program at WHU than listed here. For further information please contact directly the International Relations Office.
The president of the United States gets 100 days to prove themselves; you get 3 days – 3 days to prepare your first 100 days in a new leadership role.
Leadership transitions – i.e., getting promoted to a new role in the same organization or onboarding for the next leadership challenge in a new company – are omnipresent with exec-utives changing their roles on average every 1.3 years. In fact, many of you will likely face your next leadership transition right after graduating from your MBA.
Despite the omnipresence of this phenomenon, people still often go through these all-important career steps with little knowledge about where to position themselves when it comes to basic leadership principles, an unclear idea of how they want to manage themselves through these times, as well as few tools to help them structure the transition process.
This is a considerable problem as first impressions matter. Others size you up, and they put a price tag on you and your leadership abilities. Let us discuss in this course how your leadership price tag becomes top notch!
Date Time
Sunday, 20.06.2021 09:45 - 17:00
Saturday, 26.06.2021 09:45 - 17:00
Sunday, 27.06.2021 09:45 - 17:00
If you are generally interested in the topic, here are some book recommendations:• N. O’Keeffee: Your first 100 days: Make maximum impact in your new role. Financial Times Publishing.• R. Hargrove: Your first 100 days in a new executive job. Masterful Coaching Press.• M. D. Watkins: The first 90 days. Harvard Business Press.• M. D. Watkins: Your next move: The leader’s guide to navigating major career transitions. Harvard Business Press.
We use ineractive lectures, exercises, group work, and case studies to practice behaviors of highly effective leaders.
Written report, video submission, group submission
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