Hasso-Plattner-InstitutSDG am HPI
Hasso-Plattner-InstitutDSG am HPI

Leading Yourself and Others in a Virtual World (Wintersemester 2022/2023)

Dozent: Karsten Drath

Allgemeine Information

  • Semesterwochenstunden: 2
  • ECTS: 3
  • Benotet: Ja
  • Einschreibefrist: 01.10.2022 - 31.10.2022
  • Prüfungszeitpunkt §9 (4) BAMA-O: 15.03.2023
  • Lehrform: Seminar
  • Belegungsart: Pflichtmodul
  • Lehrsprache: Englisch
  • Maximale Teilnehmerzahl: 30

Studiengänge, Modulgruppen & Module

Cybersecurity MA
Digital Health MA
Data Engineering MA
IT-Systems Engineering MA
  • Professional Skills
    • HPI-MK Management-Kompetenzen
  • Professional Skills
    • HPI-PSK-ML Management und Leitung
Software Systems Engineering MA


­­1. Leading Self

  • Leading Self
  • How does Resilience work?
  • Risk- and Protective Factors
  • Victim- or Shaper mode
  • Interview “Leaders Talk”
  • My development plan

2. Leading Others

  • Management vs. Leadership
  • Six Leadership Styles by Daniel Goleman
  • Self Assessment: My leadership signature
  • How leaders grow
  • Interview “Leaders Talk”
  • My development plan

3. Leading Virtually

  • Leading virtual teams
  • Success factors
  • Self-Assessment Leading Virtually
  • Interview “Leaders Talk”
  • Virtual Inspiration Challenge
  • My development plan



Part 1: Leading Self
• Corona and Resilience; Karsten Drath & Petra Lewe
• Podcast “Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders” Jennifer Tejada “Resilience is Everything” https://ecorner.stanford.edu/videos/resilience-is-everything/

Part 2: Leading Others
• From Transactional to Transformational Leadership; Bernard M. Bass
• Leadership That Gets Results; Daniel Goleman
• How to become a better Leader; Ginka Toegel and Jean-Louis Barsourx
• Seven Transformations of Leadership; David Rooke, William R.Torbert

Part 3: Leading Virtually
• HBR; The Secrets of Great Teamwork; Martine Haas and Mark Mortensen
• HBR; 5 Questions That (Newly) Virtual Leaders Should Ask Themselves; Melissa Raffoni
• HBR; Getting Virtual Teams Right; Keith Ferrazzi
• BBC; The reason Zoom calls drain your energy; Manyu Jiang
• Business Insider; Google found 3 ways to improve employee collaboration and productivity while working virtually; Betsy Mikel
• McKinsey & Company; Revisiting agile teams after an abrupt shift to remote; Santiago Comella-Dorda et al.
• HBR Podcast; Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace; Amy Edmondson

Lern- und Lehrformen

  • Input
  • Class discussions
  • Group work with class presentation
  • Self-reflection
  • Interviews with guests via zoom followed by Q&A
  • Debriefing self-assessment
  • Application of concepts


Due 14 days after end of course:
• Hand in hand-written reflection journal (structured course handout with guiding questions)
• Structured essay: “My Development Plan”

• Class participation (20%)
• Reflection Journal (30%)
• My Development Plan (50%)



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