In nearly 30 years of working with executives on different hierarchical levels from various industries, Klaus Zepuntke has observed how diverse – if at all existing – his clients’ understanding of leadership is and how this affects their leadership style.
Leadership is generally considered to be top down. The interplay of a 360 °-understanding is often simply ignored, resulting in lost opportunities to live the leadership spectrum creatively and courageously.
Executives see themselves as victims and are reluctant to move beyond their comfort zone; at the same time they are well paid. This kind of behavior endangers the entire organization or parts of the organization.
The speed of change has increased enormously. We need anchor points to orient ourselves as leaders and to give others orientation. What could these anchor points be? How do we meet the demands of urgency?
What kind of conversations do we need to have and with whom? How do we call for and support innovation to make sure our company and/or our area of responsibility are ready for the future and still successful tomorrow?
These questions build the framework of this talk. Final answers are intentionally not given because questions do not have an expiry date. Answers on the other hand do.