On the personal level, excellent leadership demands:

  • Willpower & passion: The inner driving force for exercising a leadership role: I have a task that I believe in, that makes sense to me and that I want to realize in collaboration with others.
  • Self-esteem: Wisely integrating the strengths of others and truly granting them personal success without feeling threatened.
  • Conviction: Remaining true to one’s beliefs particularly when they are being challenged; openness to actively facing conflicts within the organization and to providing support for employees.
  • Willingness to learn: Seeing and openly discussing one’s own mistakes and those of others, and turning them into development opportunities.