Practical key features based on research.

We reviewed the scholarly literature for you. And furthermore, based on that and also from our teaching and consulting experiences, we developed this leaders‘ checklist for you.

Regardless of industry, staff size, revenue or current leadership trends, these 10 leadership feastures are the key features that have proven to be essential in order to navigate through virtually any leadership moment.

Effective leadership can be mastered.

We hope that we provided a useful checklist for you. A checklist that you might refer to over time, as you go about your personal leadership development.

We are convinced that it can serve to ensure you that you’re doing all that you can to be the kind of leader that inspires the best effort in your people, while driving the desired results.

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If you would like to learn more about how we can help you in developing your personal leadership skills – or if you and your company would like to know how to assess leadership and predict organizational success: please contact us. We will be happy to assist, to coach and to consult.

Dr. Tobias Heilmann

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