POSITIVE LEADERSHIP – The Key to High Performance
Date: 17 June 2020, 18:00–20:00 (Start 18:30)
Location: Vienna Expat Center, Schmerlingplatz 3, 1010 Vienna
Speakers: Stefan Andexer, Dr. Markus Ebner, Marcus Pietrzak, Dr. Barbara Covarrubias Venegas (moderator)
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What sets average companies apart from those that are highly successful? And what do managers, whose employees unfold their full potential, do differently?
Professor Martin Seligman, one of the best-known researchers in the world, stated some two decades ago that psychology was mainly concerned with people’s suffering, but knew very little about happy and successful people. He therefore called for scientific investigation into happines, success, extraordinary achievements, i.e. generally positive life histories. He called this research approach “Positive Psychology”.
An area of organizational psychology works with these approach and investigated numerous high-performance companies worldwide. The result: Positive leadership is the key to above-average performance.
In this VGL Forum’s keynote, Dr. Markus Ebner, one of the leading experts in this field, will show how positive leadership works, which visible effects this management style has on companies, and which simple smaller and larger practical tools can be implemented immediately in everyday business. Many practical examples and exercises enrich this presentation. In addition, you will learn how to use this approach for yourself in order to recognize and use your own strengths (better).
Kicking off with this keynote by Dr. Markus Ebner (speaker, coach and author), he will be joined by Stefan Andexer (Lidl Austria) and Marcus Pietrzak (IBM Austria) in a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Barbara Covarrubias Venegas, in which they will discuss their own experiences with positive leadership as well as answer questions from the audience in an open Q&A session.
Stefan Andexer has been Head of HR Development at Lidl Austria since March 2016. He is responsible for training and further education, skills diagnostics, global mobility, and apprenticeship training for around 110 apprentices. Already in 2008, after studying “International Economics”, he joined Lidl as a sales manager. He later changed to work for Lidl’s sales organization. In these functions, he was able to make use of his passion for HR and test new management approaches in practice.
Dr. Markus Ebner
Marcus joined IBM in 1999 to work as a Client Solution Executive in IT Outsourcing for Global Services and later on as Management Development Leader. Before joining IBM, he ran his own business in the area of Personnel, Organisational Development and Training for several years.
Dr. Barbara Covarrubias Venegas
Barbara is a senior researcher and lecturer at different universities in Austria and abroad. Besides, she is Visiting Professor at the University in Valencia/Spain. Her research focuses on New Ways of Working and particularly leadership strategies for complex environments. Barbara is the project leader for Vienna Global Leaders and Eunepa’s different leadership programs. Besides, she is a passionate dancer and fell deeply in love with West Coast Swing. www.barbaracv.com
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