Lateral leadership

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Managing successfully without hierarchical authority

Seminar objective

This is a challenging task that can only be accomplished with natural authority, respect and recognition. Whoever manages to motivate colleagues to take on responsibility, to support them as team members as well as dealing with resistance, will be able to lead their team to achieve top results.

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Seminar content

  • Getting to know different leadership styles and their effects on the relationship between superiors and employees
  • Lateral guidance - what does that mean?
  • Shaping the new role: from employee to manager
  • Successful leadership without managerial authority - how does that work?
  • Principles of modern management behaviour
  • Modus operandi in the sandwich position
  • Careful with your wording - but set the tone
  • Show natural authority
  • Put your trust in social competence and emotional intelligence
  • Practise respectful togetherness
  • Increase your acceptance through professional competence and social rituals
  • Use the potential of your employees
  • Create clear relationships through delegation and assignment of tasks
  • Methods of conducting conversations
  • The "one-to-one meeting"
  • Dealing with resistance in your team
  • Dealing with difficult situations
  • Your supervisor - how does reporting work?
  • "Do's & Don'ts"
  • Practical exercises and case studies


  • Moderated discussion
  • Interactive and experience-oriented exchange
  • Simulation of everyday situations
  • Case studies
  • Reflection on one's own leadership style

Target audience

The seminar Lateral Leadership is aimed at everyone who wants to take on or already has a leadership position without the formalised role of superior in a team.

Further information

In cross-team and cross-departmental project work, virtual teams, mixed management teams, coordination processes between different departments or matrix organizations, it may happen that you have to lead employees or colleagues but do not assume a superior function. Do you perhaps recognize yourself in one of these situations and are unsure how best to carry out your leadership role? Then our seminar on "Professional Leadership" is just right for you.

In the seminar "Leadership without formal authority", you will learn to develop your individual leadership style and to manage situations with employees. The seminar offers many opportunities to exchange experiences with our trainer as well as other participants. You will reflect on your own expectations and learn effective methods to master challenges and conflicts with confidence. You will learn about what others expect of you and how to motivate employees.

The two day seminar takes place on the first seminar day at 10:00 to 17:00 and on the second seminar day from 09:00 to 16:00. In our training you will receive important input from our trainers with a strong practical focus on lateral leadership and how to avoid emerging conflicts.

980,00 € (ex. VAT)
1.166,20 € (inc. VAT)
Fee Zurich: 1.400,00 CHF
Price includes: Working documents, certificate of participation, lunch and coffee breaks.

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Further dates ( 36 )

10.10.2022 - 11.10.2022
24.10.2022 - 25.10.2022
07.11.2022 - 08.11.2022


  • Strong practical relevance
  • The seminar is guaranteed
  • Seminar provider since 1975
  • Hygiene concept

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  • 1. Day: 10:00 - 17:00
  • 2. Day: 09:00 - 16:00

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Number of participants

not more than 9 participants

Further seminars


We would be happy to conduct all of our open seminars for you in an adapted form as an in-house seminar.


I particularly liked the relaxed atmosphere during the seminar.
I really liked the trainer's practical approach and her clear way of reflecting and expressing myself!
In this training a trusting and open atmosphere was created.
I can rate the seminar "Leading without a superior function" as "very good".

Dates and Locations

( 42 Dates )
Sep 2022
Oct 2022
Nov 2022
Dec 2022
Jan 2023
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Mar 2023
Apr 2023
May 2023
Jun 2023
Jul 2023
Aug 2023
Period: 10.10.2022 - 11.10.2022
Ort: Nürnberg
Duration: 2 Days
Price: 980,00 €
Period: 24.10.2022 - 25.10.2022
Ort: Hamburg
Duration: 2 Days
Price: 980,00 €
Period: 07.11.2022 - 08.11.2022
Ort: Wien
Duration: 2 Days
Price: 980,00 €
Period: 17.11.2022 - 18.11.2022
Ort: Münster
Duration: 2 Days
Price: 980,00 €
Period: 24.11.2022 - 25.11.2022
Ort: München
Duration: 2 Days
Price: 980,00 €
Period: 24.11.2022 - 25.11.2022
Ort: Online-Seminar
Duration: 2 Days
Price: 980,00 €
Period: 08.12.2022 - 09.12.2022
Ort: Berlin
Duration: 2 Days
Price: 980,00 €
Period: 12.12.2022 - 13.12.2022
Ort: Stuttgart
Duration: 2 Days
Price: 980,00 €
Period: 12.01.2023 - 13.01.2023
Ort: Köln
Duration: 2 Days
Price: 1.150,00 €
Period: 13.02.2023 - 14.02.2023
Ort: Stuttgart
Duration: 2 Days
Price: 1.150,00 €

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