European Master and Certification Program
in Risk Engineering and Management


Course code: 128034
Language of instruction: English
Lecturers: Rolf Seebauer, Michael Hathorn
Assessment: Defined in the module

Short description

The purpose of this course is to raise attendees’ attention on their own leadership skills and give them a scientific basis as well as practical techniques. Based on state-of-the-art researches including social psychology, sociology, communication, neurosciences and philosophy, attendees are encouraged to think about their own behavior and its impact. Through the gained knowledge, they will increase their ability to lead, even without formal authority and in an international environment. The developed skills will improve their daily work and prepare them for extraordinary situations such as crisis or organizational changes.


At the end of the course, students are expected to:

- be able to assess their own leadership skills,

- understand the specific dynamics arising through teamwork,

- learn basic Team building concepts,

- learn how to handle conflict situations and

- be able to lead a group and delegate tasks, even without formal authority.

Target Attendees / Participants

Students of Steinbeis Master of Business Administration

Course Content by Units

The course will cover the following topics:

Leadership skills: Basics of Leadership and social skills

The leader and his role (s)

Successful examples from practice: personality and skills

Levels of Leadership: From the self-leadership to Corporate Governance

Delegation of responsibilities

Own behavior and effects on others

Conflict resolution

Group dynamics

Teaching Methods

The first part of the course will present the theoretical foundation through classical lecturing, supported by self-learning in terms of reading. The course will then become more interactive and attendees will have the opportunity to assess their leadership and be aware of their impact on others through exercises and group activities.


Hinterhuber, H. (2007): Leadership, 4. Auflage, Frankfurter Allgemeine.

Jahn, J. (2007): Führungserfolg durch soziale Kompetenz: Mit Leadership und sozialer Kompetenz zum Führungserfolg, 1. Auflage, VDM.

Mulhern, D. (2007): Everyday Leadership, Getting Results in Business, Politics and Life,The University of Michigan Press.

Sandberg, S., Scovell, N. (2013): Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, New York: Knopf.

Schmidt, K.-H. / Kleinbeck, U. (2006): Fuhren mit Zielvereinbarungen, Hochgreve.

Williams, Dean (2005): Real Leadership; Helping People and Organizations Face Their Toughest Challenges, San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler.

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(Course profile ID: F9-1:, generated on September 24, 2021)