Leading Teams Successfully (Ocotber 13th-14th, 2022) – CANCELLED


In a dynamic, constantly changing environment, leadership has a special role to play. It is no longer a controlling authority, but rather the motor for change. The world of work is becoming more complex and the demands on managers to adapt flexibly to new challenges are increasing.

The topic of this seminar will be how you succeed in freeing the team from old patterns of thinking and behavior and establishing a modern leadership culture in your environment. Furthermore, you will deal with the diverse daily routine of a manager and get to know the tasks and competencies that are of central importance in leading teams. Best practice approaches from the industry and the trainer's own leadership experiences round off the content.

You will learn how to motivate your employees according to their type and how to promote the individual strengths and abilities of each team member. You will also learn how to address weaknesses and criticism in such a way that your employees can accept and implement the feedback. Furthermore, you will receive ideas and assistance for clarifying conflict situations in the team.


  • You will learn how to motivate your employees to top performance
  • You will learn to communicate your messages convincingly and in a structured way
  • You will learn how to recognize the strengths of your employees and promote them with the help of a growth mindset
  • You will learn how to give feedback skillfully
  • You will learn to solve conflicts quickly and sustainably
  • You will get concrete implementation ideas and methods for your everyday life
  • You will develop a personal leadership model that suits you best

Target group: Doctoral candidates and postdocs from all disciplines

Trainer: Dr. Viktoria Leonhard | Coach for Leadership


  • Thursday, October 13th, 2022 | 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Friday, October 14th, 2022 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location: S1|21 Ingenium House (Magdalenenstr. 25) Room A105

Language: English

Please fill in the Ingenium registration form (wird in neuem Tab geöffnet) and send it signed by your supervisor or adviser via E-Mail:

Viktoria Leonhard is a senior executive in a DAX40 group in the finance and insurance industry and has many years of experience in managing teams. Today, she is head of the central sales department for banks, where she is responsible for four teams and 40 people in total. In 2013, she received her doctorate from the Department of Psychology at TUM. As a systemic coach and consultant, she has the professional and methodological knowledge of team and organizational development processes. Her specialty is team leadership & virtual collaboration.

Her motto: "If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.” – Henry Ford

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Courses are free of charge for early career researchers of the TU Darmstadt.

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