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Transformational Leadership

The last 25 years of research and praxis have shown that, with the help of transformational leadership, employees can be set free to deliver performances that go beyond anything previously expected of them.

This applies to the domains of work performance, innovation, creativity, teamwork, and commitment (among others).

Transformational Leadership is composed of the following elements:

  1. Charisma and Inspiration: A vision is enthusiastically communicated to employees and then inspiringly demonstrated and personally exemplified by the leader.
  2. Individual support: The individual strengths of each employee are noted and promoted.
  3. Intellectual stimulation: Through appropriate tasks, employees are challenged to look at problems from different viewpoints and come up with solutions for them.
  4. Promotion of group goals: Support is given both to collaboration between employees and work carried out for a common goal.
  5. High Performance Expectations: Positive, high performance expectations are communicated to employees.

Due to its frequently confirmed efficacy, our seminars and services are based on the concept of transformational leadership.


Ethical Leadership

  • Ethical leadership is defined by:

        - the normatively appropriate conduct of the manager (actions and communication).

        - the reinforcement of this conduct in each employee.

  • Research results demonstrate that ethical leadership is not only relevant to major scandals in commercial enterprises, but that it also has significance for the work-related attitudes of employees.
  • In terms of our emphasis on the innovative development of leadership capabilities, this means:

       - that managers must engage with both their own values and their understanding of ethical conduct.

       - that they must recognize their additional task of displaying ethical conduct and reinforcing it among employees.

       - that managers must develop individual strategies in order to meet the requirements of a lived-out culture of ethics.

Location & approach

Coming from the west: B 1, exit Dortmund-Mitte (WDR/ZVS), then twice right on Wittekindstraße. At the trafic light straight ahead. First road on the right (Querstraße), which lead onto Hohe Straße. Turn right. After next trafic light pass the subway station and then turn right to the Zentrum für Weiterbildung (signposted).

Attention: Do not drive into the underpass!


Coming from the east: B 1, exit Ruhrallee (B 54) direction Dortmund-Mitte/Lünen until the next trafic light. Turn left into Markgrafenstraße. Drive Markgrafenstraße straight ahead until the trafic light at Hohe Straße. Turn left and pass the subway station and then turn right to the Zentrum für Weiterbildung (signposted).

Attention: Do not drive into the underpass!

The closest subway stations are Polizeipräsidium and Westfalenhallen. Both can be reached by the subway line U45/U46. There is also a bus stop (bus 450) at Westfalenhallen.

From Dortmund Airport you can take the AirportExpress to Dortmund Hauptbahnhof (central station, 20 minutes). From there you can reach us via the subway U45 to Westfalenhallen. Exit at Westfalenhallen. You can also travel by train from Dusseldorf Airport to Dortmund Hauptbahnhof.

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The facilities of TU Dortmund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent "Technologiepark".

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