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09. May 2023, 18:00 until 20:00

Aspiring Leaders - why the first 100 days as a leader are particularly important

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Expert Talk on Leadership

What actually makes a good leader? Is it visionary action? Sophisticated strategic thinking or "just" charisma? A universal answer is unlikely to be found; leadership is always an individual topic with many facets. What is clear, however, is that a good leader should not only have professional expertise, but above all the right mindset.

With the new concept "the value chain of leadership" Univ. Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Güttel and Dr. Astrid Kleinhanns-Rollé shed light on the different dimensions, which are all equally relevant & influential in the cosmos of good leadership: Execution (Priorities, Assigning, Tracking), Engagement (Energizing, Connecting, Encouraging) and Enhancement (Individual Development, Team Development and Organizational Development). The three EEEs combine professional skills with conceptual-strategic thinking and the appropriate mindset, which should be lived holistically.

Especially for aspiring leaders, having the right mindset keeps them looking at the big picture. The danger of getting lost in details is cushioned. By harmonizing the EEE dimensions, the leadership power train really gets going; especially for the first 100 days in a leadership position, this can make the essential difference and bring team leaders, as well as employees, together sustainably.

During our Expert Talks on May 9, 2023, Prof. Güttel & Dr. Kleinhanns-Rollé will discuss the concept of value chain of leadership with Eileen Langegger, student of the Executive MBA Strategic Management & Technology, based on practical experiences.

An exciting topic for all interested parties who want to develop leadership competencies and get to know a new concept of leadership as an agile tool for successful companies.

Expert Talk Aspiring Leaders - why the first 100 days as a leader are especially important

Experts on the podium:

Univ. Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Güttel is University Professor of Human Resources and Business Management at the Institute of Management Sciences and Dean of the Academy for Continuing Education (ACE) at the Vienna University of Technology (TU). His research is dedicated to leadership, strategy & change management. From 2009 to 2020 he was Institute Director for Leadership and Change Management at Johannes Kepler University (JKU) Linz and also Dean as well as Co-Managing Director of LIMAK Austrian Business School at JKU between 2011 and 2015. Previously, he worked at the Universities of Kassel, Hamburg, Liverpool and Padua as well as at WU Vienna.

Dr. Astrid Kleinhanns-Rollé is a university assistant (postdoc) at the Leadership & Strategy Research Group at the Institute of Management Sciences at the Vienna University of Technology. As Managing Director, she co-founded the WU Executive Academy at the Vienna University of Economics and Business in 2004 and led the business school over 16 years to become an internationally recognized provider of management and leadership development. Prior to that, she worked as a management consultant for the Boston Consulting Group.

Dr. Eileen Langegger, Senior Engineer at DMT GmbH & Co KG, managed the interim storage facility for radioactive waste in Austria for 10 years. Since 2017, active as lecturer at the Universities of TU Vienna and TU Graz in the field of nuclear energy. Led a European network with 23 member countries and is on the board of several national and international organizations in the field of nuclear energy. Received her PhD in Physics in 2019, and is currently pursuing the Executive MBA Strategic Management & Technology at TU Wien ACE.


  • Date: Tuesday, May 9, 2023

  • Doors open at: 5.30 p.m.

  • Start: 6.00 p.m.

  • Duration of the talk: approx. 45 minutes (followed by FAQ round)

  • Location: TU Festsaal

  • Address: TU Wien, Karlsplatz 13, 1040 Vienna

  • Language: German

>> We kindly ask you to register by Monday, May 8, 2023 via registration form.

We cordially invite all interested parties to use this evening as an exciting networking opportunity and shared experience. In an interactive setting, you can learn interesting facts from the experts on the podium and discuss your personal experiences as a (future) manager.


More information about our leadership programs at TU Wien ACE:

Executive MBA Strategic Management & Technology:
Ready for every change!
Next program start: October 2023
Click here for more details: Strategic Management & Technology | TU Vienna

Compact Program:
Aspiring Leaders - Leadership Retreat compact 
Thursday, 01.06. - Saturday, 03.06.2023 (full day, 9.00-18.00)
Details & registration can be found here.

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1040 Wien
TU Wien, Festsaal (Karlsplatz 13)



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