What do we need to do today to be successful tomorrow? How does leadership need to change in the face of disruption? To drive radical change? To create positive impact above and beyond boundaries – of teams, organizations, sectors, cultures, and generations?

What value does courage have in modern business? And how can leaders and organizations transform themselves to master high stakes situations and environments with courage and leadership agility?

Join the debate and learn from the best.

Experience the future of leadership

Track Chairs

Andreas Bernhardt

Executive Advisor & Lead Coach, ESMT Berlin, Germany

Charles A. O'Reilly

Frank E. Buck Professor of Management Stanford University, Stanford, USA

Session 2

Leading disruption

To be successful in times of radical change, leaders need to move out of their comfort zones, courageously “dream big”, and proactively lead disruption.

What kind of leaders do organizations need to lead disruption successfully?

How do leaders need to grow & develop to proactively lead and disrupt (in) their industries and markets? Join us to explore these challenges with leading thinkers and successful leaders of disruption.

Session 3

You want to be a radical transformer? Be a 4-dimensional leader.

What is it like to lead today – and what about tomorrow?

One CEO said,  ,,It’s a tornado of fire and sharks.”  Another,  ,,There are two guns to my head – do one thing, the first one fires. Do another? The second one fires.”  If you are feeling the burn, join our “Fire-Side” chat. The focus will be on you.

What do YOU need to do to lead tomorrow?  We’ll look at becoming a radical transformer through different headsets and micro-behaviors.  What you emanate is the key, and it takes one millionth of one second.

Session 4

Transformational leadership@scale

Large-scale organizations present particular challenges, when we drive radical change. Transformation – in and of large organizations – means changing at scale starting with leaders.

What’s clear: we need to rethink leadership!
What needs to be discussed: how?
Discuss with top level leaders what the key challenges are in leading transformation at scale, and explore new questions we need to ask and new answers we need to find.

Session 5

Walking the transformational leadership talk

When we have successfully explored how leadership needs to change, the leadership journey only starts. It starts with ,,HOW to walk the leadership talk?”

How do we develop the courage and competencies to change and grow as a leader and as a person to drive organizational change in high-stake situations? How can we not only rethink leadership, but also co-create and implement new ways of leading teams and organizations in most effective ways? And how do we reach new levels of leadership agility – as leaders and throughout our organizations?

Immerse in a workshop-like session packed with practical fresh insights, concrete examples and high-speed peer-coaching interventions.

Track Speakers

Worldwebforum speaker Carol Kauffman

Carol Kauffman

President: Coaching Psych; Harvard Faculty, Founder, Institute of Coaching, Lincoln, USA

Stefan Schwab

CEO, Enlighted Inc., Sunnyvale, USA

Heiko Hutmacher

Chief Human Resources Officer & Labor Director, Member of the Management Board, Metro AG, Dusseldorf, Germany

Carolin Gabor

CEO Joonko, Berlin, Germany

Madeleine Bernhardt

Professor of Organizational and Personal Development, University of Applied Police Sciences, Brandenburg, Germany

Janina Kugel

Member of the Managing Board, Siemens AG, Munich, Germany

Kate McCourt

Director - Global Head of Learning, Leadership Development & Coaching, Bombardier Transportation, Berlin, Germany

Gianluca Carnabuci

Associate Professor, ESMT, Berlin, Germany

Track Chairs

Schedule

Session 2

Leading Disruption

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM 

Tracks

Room 2

Introduction

Andreas Bernhardt, Executive Advisor & Lead Coach, ESMT, Berlin, Germany

Charles O’Reilly, Frank E. Buck Professor of Management, Stanford University, Stanford, USA

Keynote

Charles O’Reilly, Frank E. Buck Professor of Management, Stanford University, Stanford, USA

Keynote

Stefan Schwab, CEO, Enlighted Inc, Sunnyvale, USA

Keynote

Carolin Gabor, CEO, Joonko, Berlin, Germany

Keynote

Gianluca Carnabuci, Associate Professor, ESMT, Berlin, Germany

Session 3

You want to be a radical transformer? Be a 4-dimensional leader

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM 

Tracks

Room 2

Introduction

Andreas Bernhardt, Executive Advisor & Lead Coach, ESMT, Berlin, Germany

Interactive Keynote & Exercises

Carol Kauffman, President: Coaching Psychologist, Harvard Faculty & Founder, Institute of Coaching, Lincoln, USA

Session 4

Transformational Leadership@scale

2:45 PM – 3:45 PM 

Tracks

Room 2

Introduction

Andreas Bernhardt, Executive Advisor & Lead Coach, ESMT, Berlin, Germany

Charles O’Reilly, Frank E. Buck Professor of Management, Stanford University, Stanford, USA

Keynote

Janina Kugel, Member of the Managing Board, Siemens, Munich, Germany

Keynote

Heiko Hutmacher, Chief Human Resources Officer & Labor Director, Member of the Management Board, Metro AG, Dusseldorf, Germany

Keynote

Kate McCourt, Director – Global Head of Learning, Leadership Development & Coaching, Bombardier Transportation, Berlin, Germany

Session 5

Walking the transformational leadership talk

4:15 PM – 5:30 PM 

Tracks

Room 2

Introduction

Andreas Bernhardt, Executive Advisor & Lead Coach, ESMT, Berlin, Germany

Charles O’Reilly, Frank E. Buck Professor of Management, Stanford University, Stanford, USA

Keynote

Andreas Bernhardt, Executive Advisor & Lead Coach, ESMT, Berlin, Germany

Keynote

Madeleine Bernhardt, Professor of Organizational & Personal Development, University of Applied Police Sciences, Brandenburg, Germany

Workshop

Madeleine Bernhardt, Professor of Organizational & Personal Development, University of Applied Police Sciences, Brandenburg, Germany

Kate McCourt, Director – Global Head of Learning, Leadership Development & Coaching, Bombardier Transportation, Berlin, Germany

Andreas Bernhardt, Executive Advisor & Lead Coach, ESMT, Berlin, Germany