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St. Gallen Leadership Program

This 2-part seminar covers all the aspects of direct and indirect leadership.
Target audience
Executives with result responsibility
Managing directors, division heads, and managers with project and leadership responsibility
Managers preparing for a new position with more responsibility
Managers with product or market responsibility
Top executives and upper management levels
Experts and non-business experts in leadership roles


The St. Gallen Leadership Program provides comprehensive knowledge of effective leadership. Actively managing success based on leadership excellence is the key topic of this program.
Success and leadership competence are inseparably linked: Top performance requires top leadership; leadership skills have to be nurtured on all hierarchical levels of a corporation, or institution.

Leadership should never be a onedimensional approach: What is the point of highly motivated employees if the strategic direction of the company is wrong? What good does the introduction of objectives and qualification systems if over-complexity and inertia stifle individual initiatives? Where do visionary activities and ambition lead if the necessary management and leadership systems are not in place to guide the process?

The St. Gallen Leadership Program builds all critical elements of successoriented leadership into a comprehensive system. Most recent research insights are combined with best practice concepts. Creative ideas and unconventional approaches to success are demonstrated in various examples.

All relevant building blocks for resultoriented leadership concepts are put together step by step. We provide the necessary tools to support the implementation process and to ensure the expected results.


The St. Gallen Leadership Program is specifically designed for participants seeking an overall perspective of leadership competence:
Personal leadership competence
Corporate leadership
Team leadership
Leading a business sector

The correlation of leading employees and leading business systems will be validated in many best practice cases.


The St. Gallen Leadership Concept
History of leadership development and current insights
Elements of modern leadership concepts
Current leadership concepts on trial
Management for success: The holistic, result-oriented leadership concept
Design and control of social systems
Leadership complexity
Leadership and Performance
Analysis of personal leadership skills
Leadership focus on objectives and desired results
Developing structures and processes
Establishment of effective leadership systems
Selecting the right team as key factor for success
Offering management development to advance high potentials
Capability to find and foster qualified personnel
Leadership Excellence
Components of successful leadership
Leadership focus on core levers
Management switchboard
Success due to focus on potential benefit
Success due to alignment with original customer needs
Success based on competitive advantage
Leadership Competence
Leadership competence and personal leadership style
Corporate culture: From anxiety, lethargy, and frustration - to happiness, energy, and enthusiasm
Reflecting personal leadership competence within a group
Developing social competence
Team Building - Leading Teams
Building and leading teams
Leading teams in various situations
Stimulation as Leadership Task
From the pioneering company to an over-organized, inefficient institution
Why organizations become lethargic
How to increase dynamics and flexibility
Organizational superiority as success factor: Examples and approach
Methodology of effective leadership
Selecting the right team as key factor for success
Offering management development to advance high potentials
Capability to find and foster qualified personnel
Selecting the right team as key factor for success
Offering management development to advance high potentials
Capability to find and foster qualified personnel
Negotiations as part of Leadership
Leading means communicating: Why quiet leaders have no chance
Asking the right questions
Smart reasoning
Communication & Negotiation
Communication rules
Mastering challenging conversations
Awareness of personal communication style
Strategy and tactics in negotiations
Using emotional aspects and common sense to improve negotiation outcomes
further executions
further executions
DATEN deutsch
Durchführung 5110
1. Teil
20.01.2020 – 23.01.2020
2. Teil
11.05.2020 – 14.05.2020
Durchführung 5120
1. Teil
30.03.2020 – 02.04.2020
2. Teil
11.05.2020 – 14.05.2020
Durchführung 5130
1. Teil
06.07.2020 – 09.07.2020
2. Teil
09.11.2020 – 12.11.2020
Durchführung 5140
1. Teil
14.09.2020 – 17.09.2020
2. Teil
09.11.2020 – 12.11.2020
Durchführung 5150
1. Teil
12.10.2020 – 15.10.2020
2. Teil
09.11.2020 – 12.11.2020
DATEN englisch
Execution 5110-E (English)
1st part
23.03.2020 – 25.03.2020
2nd part
15.06.2020 – 18.06.2020
Execution 5120-E (English)
1st part
15.06.2020 – 18.06.2020
2nd part
19.10.2020 – 21.10.2020
Further information about this seminar
Mein Gesamteindruck ist hervorragend. SMP hat ihrem Ruf alle Ehre gemacht. Hervorragende Referenten, die einem die Themenpunkte sehr gut vermitteln und dafür begeistern konnten.
Philipp Neessen
Ein sehr aufschlussreiches und lehrreiches Seminar.
Zur Umsetzung in die tägliche Berufspraxis wurde durch zahlreiche Übungen, Gruppendiskussionen und Analysen angestossen und motiviert.
René Rieder
Berner GmbH
Gut zusammengestellte Teilnehmer, welche sich in diesem Seminar gut ergänzt haben (verschiedene Berufszweige).
Marc Wild
Bank Julius Baer & Co. AG