Perspectives on Leadership

6 May 2022
from 14:00 to 17:00

Workshop on perspectives in leadership with Dr. Jana Leipold. Open to 2022 Diversity in Leadership cohort only.

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Perspectives on Leadership

Stepping into the first leadership position is always combined with a couple of challenges. In this session, we will have a closer look into selected reflection tools that are useful for taking action as a leader.

We start with a reflection of a "three world-model“ in order to reflect yourself as a person shaped through your personal world, your profession and your organisation. We will discuss how those three worlds can influence your leadership role. We will continue with looking further into the triangle of „Me – Staff – Organisation“ as well as the destinction of Warren Bennis‘ distinction between «Mangement and Leadership» and discuss its implication for being a leader.

In the last part, you will learn about the „Cultural-Encounter-Model“ that will help you to understand why we face misunderstandings. We will discuss the role of communication as a neccessary tool to achieve a better mutual understanding.


  • Short periods of lecture
  • Discussion
  • Self reflection
  • Group reflection excercises

About Dr. Jana Leipold, Dipl.-Psych.

Jana is the head of the HR Development unit for Leadership, Personnel Selection and Retention at Mainz University (JGU). She has been developing tools and providing support for all kind of questions regarding leadership for scientists and non-scientist at JGU for more than 10 years. Before that, she was responsible for soft skill programs for PHD students as well as for didactics in higher education.

She also is a freelance systemic consultant and coach for leadership, personal and team development topics, focussing on subjects like occupational roles, responsibility within organisational contexts and communication.

This workshop is part of the Diversity in Leadership Program and open to 2022 Diversity in Leadership members only.

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