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Leading with Psychological Intelligence

Leading with Psychological Intelligence

Executive education program in English

Leading with Psychological Intelligence (LPI.19)

Duration: 4 Days
Location: Berlin
Dates: 10. - 13. Sep 2024
5,700 €

Understand what really drives people's behavior - and become a better leader

Become a more effective leader and develop the interpersonal skills required to foster productive relationships with a diverse range of individuals. Leading with psychological intelligence builds on the latest research to offer insights into human behavior that will inform new leadership methods and tactics: 

  • Learn how to build effective working relationships  

  • Develop methods for leveraging the differing motivations within your team 

  • Find out how to overcome internal barriers to change 

  • Increase acceptance of your ideas and work requests

  • Pinpoint your most effective leadership style 

The number of participants will be significantly lower than in other executive education courses to encourage active involvement and ensure personalized attention. 

Leading with Psychological Intelligence (LPI.19)

Duration: 4 Days
Location: Berlin
Dates: 10. - 13. Sep 2024
5,700 €


  • Deepen your understanding of how human behavior plays out within an organization 

  • Grasp the psychology that underpins leadership 

  • Learn how to establish more productive working relationships 

  • Through team activities, personality assessment and peer-to-peer coaching gain insights into your own leadership motivations and behaviors 

  • Experiential exercises bring case studies to life and help you prepare for the human reactions to certain decisions or processes


  • ESMT Berlin is consistently ranked as one of the best business schools in Europe for executive education
  • Self-reflective exercises will help you understand what type of leader you are 
  • Experiential exercises that bring cases to life and help you prepare for the human reactions to decisions and the way they are communicated. 
  • Small group sizes allow for an immersive, interactive learning experience. 

Your profile

  • You are an executive leading diverse individuals or teams 

  • You want to find the most effective ways to mobilize talent within your organization  


  • Exploring drivers of human behavior 

  • Handling psychologically challenging work-related situations

  • Dealing with necessary evils

  • Overcoming internal barriers to change

  • Facing adversity with resilience and perseverance

  • Leadership styles



LPI Alumnus Martial Danthois discusses the highlights of "Leading with Psychological Intelligence"

Meet our teaching staff

The programs have been 
designed – and will be led –
by ESMT faculty members 
and ESMT visiting faculty. 
They will also guide and 
advise you throughout 
your studies.

Konstantin Korotov

Professor of Organizational Behavior and Faculty Lead of the Executive MBA Program, ESMT Berlin


"As a Leader in a continually evolving environment, I am interested in understanding the psychology of leadership and developing the skills to influence team members to act in ways that drive outcomes. The Leading with Psychological Intelligence program at ESMT provided a rich 4-day immersive experience that covered practical strategies and techniques to understand human behaviour and mobilize talent. Additionally, the program provided an incredibly valuable opportunity to network, engage, and learn from other leaders. Participating in this course has equipped me with greater tools and knowledge to adapt and respond to business challenges in a way that has a tangible and positive impact on team members."

Sarah Wark, program participant 2023

Gerd Müller-Pfeiffer

"I had the privilege of spending four days at ESMT Berlin alongside Professor Konstantin Korotov and a group of exceptional global leaders to explore the concept of 'Leading with Psychological Intelligence'. The experience involved gaining a better understanding of human behavior within organizations, with a focus on enhancing the reception of our ideas and work requests, as well as fostering more productive working relationships.

By prioritizing people and adopting innovative leadership philosophies, we can enable greater speed, foster continuous learning, and empower employees in their roles.

Lifelong learning is one of the key values in my life." 

Gerd Müller-Pfeiffer, Nestlé Deutschland AG, Head of the Coffee Cluster Germany, Austria, Switzerland

“It was a pleasure to participate in the “Leading with Psychological Intelligence” program led by Professor Konstantin Korotov. I particularly enjoyed the way this program was structured. It had a perfect blend of theoretical sections with fruitful discussions alongside executives from around the world. It provided time for personal reflection to assess my own leadership styles, motivations, and behaviors, which allowed me to gain very useful insights on how to become a better leader. And I will not forget the after-lunch programs that made the experience even more memorable!"

Sébastien Catteau, Director, EOS Partners

Andrea Pospischil

"I was initially skeptical when I saw the agenda, with only one person teaching the Leading with Psychological Intelligence program. However, my skepticism quickly turned into a pleasant surprise within just 10 minutes. Konstantin Korotov is absolutely terrific and delivers an impressive experience to the participants. He gets straight to the point and keeps you engaged. As my colleague who participated in the program last year put it, 'You could listen to him all day.'

The content provided was excellent, striking a balance between practicality and avoiding excessive theory. It is highly relevant for businesses of all types, and the inclusion of diverse case studies adds to its effectiveness. The class was incredibly diverse, representing various companies, industries, and roles. The participation of others was truly enriching, as they brought unique perspectives to the discussions."

Andrea Pospischil, Exyte Management GmbH, Vice President Corporate Tax


Illuminating when it comes to understanding yourself, your relationship with others, and the influences involved. Thoroughly enjoyable as well.

Suzanne Hayward, Managing Director, Corporate and Investment Banking, UniCredit Bank

Postgraduate Diploma in Management

Postgraduate Diploma in Management

This program can also be taken as part of the Postgraduate Diploma in Management curriculum. Bring your career to the next level and gain the formal recognition of your professional development with this university-level certificate.

Earn your certificate

Your Program Advisor

Your program advisor

​​​​​​​Beatrix Becker
Head of Business Development, ESMT Berlin

Phone: +49 30 21231 6205

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