People are vital assets
in a complex world

Rapid change and transformation define today’s increasingly digital and networked organizations. LEAD focuses on the people driving innovation, new processes and structures. We provide the mindsets and capabilities to make exceptional leadership and strategic action a part of your organization’s DNA.

We work for what drives you

Do you want to forge change in your organization but aren’t so sure how to get started? Could your high performers be better team players? Do your employees need priming to participate fully in the digital age? Is it time to operationalize a new vision or strategy for your organization?

LEAD Mindsets and Capabilities is your partner for finding bespoke solutions for both you and your organization. Our team of experienced consultants, trainers and coaches work together to synthesize an approach that is right for you, and together we work side-by-side along the way to guide you through to success.

Our believe

Empowerment

You and your team are well prepared with solutions that are developed specifically for your organization. The methods and techniques we co-develop with you are unique to your own needs.

Co-Creation

We help you come together with members of your team to develop solutions that everyone owns and can stand behind.

Continuity

Good solutions pave the way for your organization, from your original goals to a robust future. We help you to add up your successes, and to keep the winning toolbox accessible as your needs grow over time.

Development

Together we create the space and lasting dynamics to keep change and evolution a priority in your organization, now and for the future.

Our promise

Change occurs at a faster rate than ever in today’s world, and we’ll work with you to better understand and make change a part of your daily business.

When you imagine the structures and processes needed to get your new strategy up and running, you might see that lines of reporting are blurred, or that role stretching is required of team members. What happens when people don’t have the skills to keep up? Will they lose sight of the vision? With the right approach, you can embrace flexibility as a new cultural norm in your organization.

Our holistic approach follows Ken Wilber’s integral model. We work together with you to connect and empower people in four areas: motivation, skills, culture and structure.

With increased digitalization and the latest technology come fundamental changes in processes and structures. And they have a profound impact on how people communicate and work together. These blurred lines make it unclear who is leading whom. 

What does good leadership require in this new setting, and what can strengthen leaders to have the right competencies?

Together, we work with you to translate the latest in the digital world that is affecting leadership competencies, so that you can better understand possible opportunities for your organization. We will empower you and your team to engage in these processes to secure your success, right now and for the future.

A well-practiced leadership team is key for success as your organization experiences horizontal hierarchies and decentralized leadership.

Often, change-induced contractions in the structure of an organization can be the root cause of conflicts in management teams. Working on trust within the top team not only improves efficiency, but also brings to light important aspects that underlie conflict.

At LEAD, we use tried and tested assessment tools in our work and pair them with a pragmatic approach to accurately address and anticipate your needs. We also foster a trusting and safe environment that allows for meaningful growth during your journey - for individual team members and the entire management team.

Even the best intentions must be met with skills to get the job done. Team motivation depends on being equipped with the right skills to communicate successfully with others, to participate in change processes, and to develop and advocate for solutions together.

Leadership is different in the digital age. You and your team need the right skills to successfully meet today's challenges. 

We join your processes to analyze the abilities that are most relevant to your team. We develop advanced training programs, from the condensed training format to entire academies with curricula - online and offline. Wherever it may be helpful, we bring in our network of excellent trainers and instructors.

People who work together engage in social dynamics that can be impaired by the performance style of the team as a whole. Brewing conflicts and tension, lack of orientation and direction can hinder a team’s ability to work to capacity.

Central questions for the team often remain unanswered: Will my goals match those of the team to get the job done? Who can make a particularly good contribution? How can we optimize our working relationships?

We help your team to create a trusting space that allows them to become open and appreciative to themselves and the other team members. And, since we accompany your team in the negotiation of rules and roles, we provide tailored techniques to anchor good performance that is specific to your team and to your organization.

Organizations are confronted with ever-changing environmental conditions and expectations. The success and performance potential of an organization are increasingly dependent on adaptability and flexibility - of both the organization and the individual. Executives and their teams need to be quick on their feet, but also reflect and adapt on the go.

But how do you approach a complex environment? What structures and competencies will equip your organization to ride along with adequate speed, have the right foresight, and anticipate new challenges?

We assist you and your team to set up and lead your organization with agility among the complex requirements of the today’s marketplace, so that you can focus on what you do best.

Every organization can improve upon its efficiency from year to year to better impact on performance and competitiveness. This can also carry over to each employee on the team.

In order to survive in the long term, organizations have to take measure of themselves regularly. Questions to ask: Are we placing the right focus on that which will help reach our goals? Is the right focus right? Effectiveness and efficiency are important - especially in the public and nonprofit sector.

Unlike other consulting organizations, we join you on your journey to develop and implement the best possible solution, rather than handing you a pre-made fix. We believe you can best help to routinely raise awareness about your own needs. Together, we capture and evaluate structures, activities and impact. In cooperation with your team, we develop the right solutions for your organization both today and in the face of tomorrow.

Our team

Mathis Budny

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"Mindfulness helps the inner autopilots to switch off and act more self-determined.

Mathis Budny is a project assistant. He is particularly interested in change management and organizational learning.

Prior to that, he worked for the sister organization LEAD Academy and supported the roll-out of a global mindfulness program as part of an internship at SAP's Global Mindfulness Practice in Silicon Valley. He also worked for a student consultancy for over two years.

Mathis Budny is studying Industrial Engineering and Management at the Technical University of Berlin.

Maximilian Gracz

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"Constant learning and growth are a necessity for continuous personal and organizational development.

Maximilian Gracz is a consultant and trainer. He is driven by his curiosity to support managers and employees in the digital age through sustainable and lasting change.

Prior to joining LEAD, he worked as a digital strategy consultant at Capgemini Consulting focusing on IT strategy, digital assessments and development of digital skills. He provided strategic support for companies in their digital transformation and supported change programs. Prior to this, Maximilian Gracz studied industrial engineering focussing on digital technologies and holds a Master of Science degree from the Technical University of Berlin. Besides studying he has worked for over 3 years in a student business consultancy in Berlin where he gained valuable project experience. He was responsible for the project acquisition and delivery, designed trainings and held courses for leadership, communication, presentation and project management.

Maximilian Gracz completed a one-year 360° trainer course and is a certified management trainer.

Tobias Leipprand

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"In the digital age we need a new kind of leadership: connected, pragmatic, reflected and far-sighted.

Tobias Leipprand is a consultant, trainer, facilitator, speaker and social entrepreneur with profound expertise in leadership development and change management. He was founding CEO of the LEAD Academy - our sister organization that offers training programs for executives from government, business and society and researches current leadership issues.

Prior to this, he was a member of the executive board of "stiftung neue verantwortung", a think tank where, among other things, he designed a development program for more than 100 executives. Before Tobias was a consultant at McKinsey & Company. There he focused on major transformation programs, executive development and management coaching.

Tobias Leipprand completed a master's degree in theoretical physics first in Munich and then in Cambridge (UK) and then got an MPP from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. He earned his doctorate at the FU Berlin with a thesis on how top executives conduct sensemaking under uncertainty. From 2013 to 2017, Tobias served as visiting lecturer in the Skills for Impact Program of the School of Public Policy at Central University in Budapest, which LEAD designed and implemented in partnership with CEU. He is also a member of the advisory board of the Executive MBA "Leadership & Human Resources" at Quadriga University Berlin.

Balance and reflection are particularly important to Tobias - he practices and teaches yoga. 

Tim Robert Schleicher

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"The combination of attitude and open-mindedness is what makes real pioneering possible.

Tim Robert Schleicher is consultant and trainer LEAD. His main emphases are organizational development and innovation processes as well as transcultural leadership. 

As project manager of the Leadership Excellence Institute Zeppelin | LEIZ, Tim built a global research hub and assisted in several studies on Corporate Responsibility for the German Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs. He gained further experiences at the German Embassy in Washington, DC and at KPMG in the field of regulation.

Tim studied Sociology, Politics, Economics and Management at Zeppelin University and the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya in Israel.

Therese Thürmer

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"Comfortable ways lead you to predictable goals - uncomfortable ways open your eyes to the world.

Therese Thürmer is project leader and trainer for leadership and change management. Her focus is on cultural change and leadership development. She empowers executives and teams of public and non-profit organizations as well as companies to strengthen their performance and effectiveness.

Prior to her positions at LEAD, Therese Thürmer gained several years of consulting experiences in a consultancy for digital communication, specialized in analytics and strategy development.

Therese wrote her dissertation in organization science about networked organizations and work motivation – in publication. She holds a diploma in Communication in Social and Economic Contexts from Berlin University of the Arts.

 

Oliver Marc Triebel

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"Curiosity and passion are the central elements of learning that build the foundation of successful organizations.

As a consultant, trainer, moderator and coach, Oliver Triebel has been supporting clients in successfully mastering their management and change challenges for over 20 years. He has worked with a large number of organisationsfrom all social sectors in Germany and various regions of the world. 

Before co-founding LEAD as Managing Director, Oliver Triebel was an expert partner at McKinsey & Company, where he began his professional career in 1993. He developed and was responsible for the German Mindsets & Capabilities Practice for McKinsey and founded McKinsey's Center for Leadership in the Middle East. As Vice President Corporate Management Development from 2000 to 2003, Oliver Triebel headed the Recruiting and Human Resources Development department at Bertelsmann. Oliver holds an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School and a diploma in human biology from Philipps University in Marburg.

Constanze Witt

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Constanze Witt coordinates the consulting projects at LEAD Mindsets & Capabilities. She acquired her competence in this field during her years with McKinsey, where she last worked as an assistant to the management. After a four-year excursion into the world of renewable energies, she decided to support the consulting department at LEAD with her valuable experience.

Privately, Constanze Witt is interested in shaping German-French relations. She was involved for several years in the realisation of stays and school visits of French students in Berlin.

We are looking for you!

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At LEAD, we believe in a team of great people. And we are growing.

Currently we are looking for:

Consultants (all levels, up to partner) [description in German]

Our partner

The LEAD Academy, our non-profit sister organization, offers open programs for leaders and the latest research on leadership in the digital age.

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Constanze Witt
Project coordination 

Tel.: +49 30 921 0285 - 52
Email: constanze.witt@lead.berlin