Leading without the power of authority
It is increasingly common for executives to work together without a clear hierarchy. If you are going to push through your decisions nonetheless, you have to be able to give your colleagues an incentive to cooperate. In other words, these situations call for a skillfully managed interplay of communication processes, the ability to assess potential sources of power, and the sensitive establishment of trust. This is exactly where the „Lateral Leadership“ seminar comes in. It gives you the analytical tools and instruments you need to optimize lateral interaction and perform effectively as a leader in the absence of clear power structures.
Be sure to register for one
of our upcoming workshops:
Duration | Cost
2 days I EUR 1,500
(plus EUR 140 for catering / Trainings) in Zurich totaling
CHF 1,750 / if the case may be, plus VAT
In English only available as in-house seminar
What participants are saying about the „Lateral Leadership” seminar
Sociologist/Consultant/Doer, Reflexion&Realisation (Reflection & Realisation), Zurich
Lateral leadership is an attitude
As a sociologist, the transfer from theory to practice interests me. In the Lateral Leadership workshop, I learnt methods for facilitating in organizations that were both practical and evidence-based. Lateral leadership is an attitude that hierarchical organizations also need.
Product Manager, Lenze SE, Hameln
Communication, Power, Trust...'Knowledge is power!'
The key to joint success often lies in understanding your counterpart and what drives them. In this very lively and interactive workshop, we learnt all about the Metaplan tools and approaches through practical examples. This really helped us identify and understand the motivations behind the behaviour of others. As a result, you can step outside the behavioural patterns of hierarchical management structures and reach a goal-oriented consensus.
Head of quality management, Gesundheitszentrum Fricktal GZF (Fricktal Health Clinic), Rheinfelden (Switzerland)
Connect all areas in a responsible way
As the executive admin for management at a health clinic, I work with all company departments without having direct authority over any of them. At Metaplan I acquired an entire toolkit that I can easily apply to a very broad range of situations.
Coordinator for "Schreiben in den Fächern" (Writing for different subject areas) in the Centre for Teaching and Learning at the University of Bielefeld
Discover your opportunities to lead
In the Lateral Leadership workshop, I discovered realms of possibility that I never knew existed. It felt like carefully raking a lawn where more weeds than flowers grow. For me, lateral leadership now means recognising that I actually have opportunities to lead and to embrace these opportunities.
Drägerwerk AG, Lübeck
Understanding and leading organizations
This seminar teaches straightforward methods that are easy to apply and are based on scientific research. Particularly in company-wide projects, I can apply these techniques to manage influence within the organization deliberately and effectively. If you want your projects to be successful, you have to understand your organization.
Director of Permitting,
WAK Rückbau und Entsorgungs GmbH,
Understanding rationalities and moving ahead together
There are many projects where you can’t rely on hierarchy-based leadership. That’s when you have to understand other people’s rationalities, influence them by asking the right questions, and then move ahead together. This seminar taught me how to do that, both theoretically and in practical terms.