On Monday 27. July 2020 the second workshop series on (Self-) Leadership for female scientists started. The 1-day seminar took place in the Hospitalhof in Stuttgart and as before Dr. Sabine Horst from QuinteSentio was our coach.We started by introducing ourselves and our understanding in leadership by choosing a picture which we associate with leadership. Furthermore, we shared our experiences and feelings of good/bad leadership. From the discussion and reflections, we brought up ideas of leadership responsibilities and required competencies. In this context Mrs. Horst introduced us to principles and instruments, which can be used as leadership guidelines. After a lunch break that we spent in the rose garden of the Hospitalhof we were highly motivated to transfer our newly acquired knowledge and we reflected on characteristics of bad and good leadership.
Giving and receiving feedback came up quite often. Thus, at the end of the workshop we also practiced the concept of “appreciative feedback” in small groups.
Now we are looking forward to strengthening our own self-leadership skills within the upcoming resilience program!