Two Cities. Two Challenges. This exciting and rewarding program – jointly designed and delivered by highly-renowned faculty and experts of Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien and Frankfurt School - offers new perspectives on and unique experiences with crucial leadership skills. Facing the Unexpected is an innovative and advanced leadership programme.
Frankfurt: We start with exploring the relevance and irrelevance of leaders and the role of self-leadership through established and distinct leadership logics: 1) The logic of consequence, 2) the logic of appropriateness and 3) the logic of absurdity (the “CAA-logic“). Through mini-lectures, case discussions and exercises we draw implications and explore opportunities for leading in situations where leaders are pushed into the panic zone (e.g., where the demands of the situation exceed the knowledge and experience of the leader).
Vienna: Building upon and challenging your insights from the Frankfurt program, we expose you to the immediate experience and understanding of your individual leadership impact: Conducting the Leadership Orchestra will improve your poise when facing the unexpected. Through additional mini-lectures and exercises we further strengthen the convincing and non-contradictory communication of expectations to your team.
The next zone of proximal development
Self-leadership and fall from grace: Exercises
Reflection: How are you going to lead when you face the unexpected?
Case Study and Discussion: Leading in the panic zone: Sensegiving and sensemaking during the Pearl Jam concert accident
Taking it back home: Key lessons from the day. The logic of CAA
Jumping into cold water: Leadership Orchestra I
Interval exercise: MP3-training for conducting
Swimming in the cold water: Leadership Orchestra II
Case Study and Discussion: Orchestrating support when there are doubts and unknowns. The Nelson Mandela-way
The relevance and irrelevance of leaders and leadership
is a Professor of Management at the Frankfurt School and a Visiting Professor of Strategy at University of St.Gallen (HSG), Switzerland. Before joining Frankfurt School, he was a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University, USA, a Post Doc Research Fellow at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA, a Visiting Professor of Management at Bocconi University, Italy, and an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Ivey Business School, Western University, Canada.
His research has been published in leading academic journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, Journal of Management and Journal of Management Studies. Prior to his academic career, he worked as a management consultant, and board member.
MA, is founder of the Leadership Orchestra and pioneer of the Conducting Training Method. Since 2001, he has been giving international trainings, keynotes and lectures for all leadership levels and is part of the faculty of WU Executive Academy. Inspired by orchestras and conductors, his work is focused on balanced leadership, personal appearance and effective alphateams. Regular interviews and articles for newspapers and magazines show his expertise in bridging music and leadership.
No prior musical training required!
Lectures, Case Studies, Exercises, Conducting
This seminar consists of two modules. One in Frankfurt (1,5 Days) and one in Vienna (1,5 Days).
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