From thursday until today, I attended a leadership seminar at the Erbprinz hotel in Ettlingen. The seminar was meant as a refresher course about leadership strategies and methods.
We were a group of 6 team leads that worked really well together. Being all from WEB.DE and knowing most of the others from work did help but was also considered unfortunate because we would have liked to meet some colleagues from 1&1 to exchange approaches and problems. Our trainer Christine was a very sympathetic and competent teacher with a great background on communication theory and practise.
I learned quite a lot, not only about working with my team and handling leadership situations but also about myself as a person. I guess there’s enough food for thought for the coming weeks. On the other hand, I’m afraid that I not only gained knowledge. Spending 3 days in a 5-star hotel where you are attended to from breakfast to dinner has its effects on your shape, you know.
Oh, and if that makes you wonder why you have to have a boss after all (that sometimes needs expensive training): Seth Godin has an answer