Leadership & Culture

Leading the Way to Success

The success of an organization...

…depends on the effectiveness of it’s leaders. In our highly competitive and complex world, challenging goals and ever-increasing performance pressures demand of leaders the ability to first and foremost lead themselves.

Advanced-thinking organizations have observed the cumulative effects that people with a winning mindset and high levels of self-awareness have on the organization.

“Self-Directed Intelligence” is rapidly becoming one of the key behavioral attributes considered essential for leaders to positively impact and maintain performance excellence, organizational wellbeing and growth.

Strong Self-Driven Leadership means focused commitment to:

  • Unconditional accountability
  • A mindset anchored in self-motivation and results oriented action
  • Communication that is founded on clarity, authenticity & commitment
  • Thoughtful risk-taking and cause-and-effect awareness
  • Awareness of positive intelligence and emotional balance
  • Resilience and perspective in high-pressure, high-stakes situations
  • An open and clear mind when dealing with change and the unexpected

Typical Questions

Competency: Leadership

“How can we grow a culture in which each leader courageously assumes full responsibility for their area of work, even when faced with adversity and opposition?”
“What is the best way to help our people embrace and deal with change? How can we integrate change resilience into our organizational learning plan?”
“How can we mobilize employees to voluntarily go the extra mile for the success of the entire organization?”
“What is the most effective way to nurture and protect the health and wellbeing of our employees in times of performance pressure and stress?”

Bringing deep know-how and expertise to your organization:
The IAK has developed and implemented transformative leadership and organizational development programs around the globe for over 40 decades.

Open/ Inhouse Leadership Trainings

Organizational Development/ Process Design


Corporate Culture

Intercultural Competence

Digital Analysis tools- 360° Feedback


Digital Transformation

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Your career

…as a IAK trainer

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Institut fuer Angewandte Kreativitaet
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D - 50858 Koeln

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The IAK has been a significant driver for leadership advancement and corporate development since 1970. We believe that sustainable positive change can only be achieved by strengthening individual engagement, mindset and know-how. The services and competencies that we have developed over the decades are founded on the pragmatic integration of strategy, structure, synergy and culture within the organization.