Leadership skills are not innate but rather are dependent on many situational factors of influence – but above all from your own unmistakable personality!

This seminar will not only teach you the basic principles of managing people, but also realistic leadership situations will be created, where participants can recognise and practise their own individual path to successful managerial behavior through extensive 360° feedback.


 The basics of leadership

The managerial functions

  • content and staff-oriented leadership
  • situational management behavior
  • personal values and corporate culture
  • situational management
  • corporate culture and feedback
  • carefully moderated and successive feedback for the managerial behavior leadeship of the individual participants in business game situations by our own colleagues and the trainer
  • self image – external image – feedback market
  • personal development plan and blueprint for action to optimize your own leadership skill


Tutorials, group work, exchanging experience, managerial functions, a variety of feedback instruments, individual counselling of the participants 2 Trainers for diverse training situations and situational one-on-one counselling

Personal Development Plan

Formulating your own position and self-determined behavioral targets in your “blueprint for action” for checking in practice and

Formulating your personal development goals to implement your personal development plan……



Leadership Training in English

Our special issue on the subject in the area of Integrated Management Training is an expertly elaborated training program which is based on the simulation of management situations in the major departments of a standard large company.

The action part of the program has in no way to do with role play ! Participants perform as executives in a well defined project, obviously working hard to get best results in leading at least two more teams with their respective managers.

The main goal of the action is to define and give relevant feedback as to the performed leadership qualities and behaviour of usually three selected participants in charge of the respective managing task. Leadership tasks are defined and discussed.

Usually there are three or four rounds of leadership exercise for up to 11 participants in a three days’ training. The programme has been well established and receives high appreciation for its remarkable effects on the transfer into practical leadership.





„Top management executives are in a position where they receive little feedback.
We are therefore carrying out Dr. Kimpfler’s alfa leap training as part of our program
‚Leadership live – training by doing‘.

The participants are called on to solve realistic management tasks, with measurable results,
in the framework of a business game.

After each round, there is a 360° feedback loop that spans several hierarchical levels.
Each participant receives and gives feedback.

This triggers intensive thinking processes in the participating managers and causes them
to delve into their managerial behavior.

At first the participants are rather sceptical. But the benefit of the training becomes quickly
apparent and gets them enthusiastic.

We have noticed a sustainable change in the participants concerning feedback and
managerial behavior.

With Dr. Kimpfler’s support, we have succeeded in making a feedback culture at our company
come alive and remain strong.“

We conduct the alfa leap business-game in German and in English.

Brigitte Schuhmann
Head HR Top Management Development,
ZF Friedrichshafen AG