Leadership in the Digital World

Companies Need New Digital Culture – Today’s workplace is being transformed by new technologies, creating the need for an innovative, digitally focused company culture. Leaders must be equipped to drive this change and enable employees to successfully navigate digital transformation.

Connecting Theory to Practice – Creating a successful innovation culture requires both scientific research and practical experience. The LeadershipGarage brings together university researchers and business experts in order to study the success factors of the modern digital workplace.

Leadership Research, Garage Atmosphere – By capturing the innovative, agile atmosphere of start-up garages, the LeadershipGarage enables leaders to share and cultivate ideas together. Networking and knowledge sharing are key to preparing for new challenges.

Jumpstarting Companies’ Digital Future – The LeadershipGarage jumpstarts the future of companies by enabling leaders to empower their workforce and create a forward-thinking digital culture.

LeadershipGarage Power-Ups

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Leuphana Digital Leadership Campus

November 5th, 2020

Build your leadership muscles!

Our Digital Leadership Campus is a virtual arena for successful leadership and HR in the digital age. Train your digital performance in our circuit training!

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LeadershipGarage Digital Workouts

In our online series, we offer our comprehensive knowledge on the topic of Remote Leadership and Cooperation. Proactive, uncomplicated and virtual, we provide our participants with various tools to support them in the current situation and to initiate self-reflection.

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LeadershipGarage Indexes for Leaders

Our benchmark studies offer a comparative overview of important facets of modern leadership such as companies’ digital culture and an understanding of how they view innovation, performance, and leadership tasks in a digital environment.

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LeadershipGarage Executive Program

The “LeadershipGarage Executive Program” consists of four modules which make innovation culture tangible, promote international networking, and off er training in future leadership.

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LeadershipGarage Inside Silicon Valley

October 21st–25th, 2024

Want to learn more about digitalization first hand? Take part in the ‘Inside Silicon Valley’ experience!

Our multi-day seminar, centered around Stanford’s Silicon Valley campus, gives participants the chance to:

  • Learn about success factors for the digital workplace
  • Experience an exciting and unique culture of innovation
  • Network with companies, scientists, and digital entrepreneurs from all over the world.

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Our previous Inside Silicon Valley events:

LeadershipGarage Lounge

Coming November 2023

The LeadershipGarage Lounges are interactive formats in which the LeadershipGarage and its corporate partners present the results of their cooperation and invite a broad audience of practitioners and academics to discuss and participate.


Our previous Lounge events:

LeadershipGarage Theme Day

March 25th, 2020

With the digital transformation, managers are faced with new challenges - they have to ask themselves questions and perform tasks that did not exist in the past. Central developments are flexible forms of work, new work technologies and a growing pressure to innovate, accompanied by a growing shortage of skilled workers. In order to meet these developments, an exchange with experts and like-minded people is necessary.

During the event, experiences from the project “Digital Leadership in Medium-sized Businesses @ Digital Leadership Lab” will be shared, practical examples of digital leadership will be presented and discussed, and Vesna Maric, IBM Germany, will give an insight into the work technologies of the future.

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Our previous Theme Day events:

Everything is available in English and German

LeadershipGarage Research

Digital Preparedness

How well are people prepared for leadership tasks and work conditions in the digital world? The LeadershipGarage has built a self-assessment tool that leaders can use to reflect on the challenges of the digital world and benchmark their own digital preparedness.

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Digital Leadership

How can leaders be most effective in a modern digitally connected work environment? To understand digital leadership best practices, the LeadershipGarage is asking leaders how they bring innovative technology and a people-oriented culture together.

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Digital Collaboration

What are the needs of people in networked interactions and remote collaborations? The LeadershipGarage is studying how leadership roles are distributed across networks, and how to achieve personal, emotional, and efficient communication over distances.

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Research Approach

The LeadershipGarage studies real-world digital leadership and provides tools and solutions to leaders. Therefore, the research approach of the LeadershipGarage stresses collaboration with business and industry. The goal of this collaboration is co-creation in an innovation circle.

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