Dismantling Leadership Discussion: How capital shapes leadership culture – value creation or destruction?



Online via Zoom, 6.00 pm-7.30 pm (CEST)


March 31, 2021


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While business magazines get flooded with disrupting New Work concepts, StartUps are starting to fill their fridges with beer hoping to get the best talent on board for their mission to achieve something purposeful. The question remains open whether the impact of New Work is truly understood? On the other side, huge cooperations stick to traditional approaches based on hierarchy and clearly defined processes following the mindset of never change a winning team. Yet they face struggles in adapting to the pace of change which is steadily increasing.

When looking at the academic context, the content all-around leadership has rarely changed over the past 20 years, while our business world definitely has. In fact, a diverse landscape of leadership approaches has emerged, each one coming with advantages and disadvantages. Discussing both sides (traditional and progressive leadership), and the spectrum in between, we hope to present a better, more complete picture of reality, especially for the ones who are about to start their own businesses soon or are already busy doing so.

Join us on March, 31th for the kick-off of our Dismantling Leadership Discussion Series co-hosted by leadership.sprouts and HHL.

How capital shapes leadership culture – value creation or destruction?

We start off with Rolf Schrömgens from leadership.sprouts and Florian Heinemann, founding partner at Project A Ventures,  to talk about the impact of external capital on young founders and their organizations.

With their investments VCs enable young founders to grow their businesses and achieve their visions. Or is their short-term oriented focus rather harmful to the actual fulfillment of a founders goals?  Let’s discuss if todays capital structures are rather support or a limitation to develop productive & successful organizations

This event will be held in English.

Dismantling Leadership – a discussion round co-hosted by HHL and leadership.sprouts
HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management and leadership.sprouts, together created a talk round that reacts to current developments in society and economy. The virtual talk series addresses latest and key topics to a broad audience. The talk of scientists and practitioners offers an open and further education and know-how transfer to the whole HHL community and beyond. It discusses both sides of leadership – progressive and traditional.