Viele Persönlichkeiten. Zwei Standorte. Eine BO.

Good Leadership and Leadership Skills (1. Semester: 4 SWS - Master -)

SPECIAL EVENT: On 28.11.2022, I will offer a lecture entitled "This Economy kills". It is about basic economic ethical considerations that also shape the leadership model "Fair Management". The lecture starts at 7 pm in AW-4-25 and is expected to end around 9 pm.

This semester, our kick-off meeting will take place on 27.9.2022 at 12:30 (AW 3-35).

Please do not send written homework by email, but always submit it here:

Exchange of information: To share information with each other, please add your contact details in the electronic list (notebook of your lecturer) at the end of the first course. By entering, you agree to share the data in our course. You can find more information about the course here: You will receive the password only in the lecture.


Exam Winter 2022

We will write our exam on ... ... ... at ... .... in Moodle ( at a location of your choice. You will receive the enrolment key via email and in our face-to-face meeting. During the exam you can reach your lecturer in the virtual classroom (BigBlueButton) and by phone. Until the end of January 2023, a mock exam will be available on Moodle. Take advantage of this offer so that there are no unpleasant surprises.


This course is not a lecture in the classical sense. Rather, you are asked to read the material and check with the help of the lessons whether you have understood everything.

For this course you need the book "Fair Management - How to Stop Ruling and Start Leading". The book was published in February 2021.

You can find the recommended timetable in the table below. The date indicates the day on which we will have completed the lesson. The lessons correspond to the chapter headings in the book. The column "pages" contains the corresponding page numbers.

Before we start working on a lesson, you have to read the text in the book carefully.

Each lesson begins with supplementary material for further study. This can be text, illustrations, videos or audio files. Unless these materials are marked "optional", they are relevant to the exam.

After the consolidation, we will begin to answer the questions. A question is only considered to have been answered correctly, and this also applies to the exam, if all check marks are placed correctly.

If you have any difficulties in working out the material, please do not hesitate to take advantage of the consultation hour or send an e-mail.


until Lesson pages
27.09.2022 01: Dedicated employees? 1 - 10
11.10.2022 02: Questionable values in business studies 11 - 32
18.10.2022 03: Developing a model for good management - part 1 - 33 - 39
25.10.2022 04: Developing a model for good management - part 2 - 40 - 72
08.11.2022 05: Guidelines of good management 73 - 94
15.11.2022 06: Tasks of good management 95 - 111
22.11.2022 07: Instruments of good management - part 1 - 112 - 139
29.11.2022 08: Instruments of good management - part 2 - 140 - 162
06.12.2022 09: Good management is also a question of decency 163 - 214
20.12.2022 10: Modern management concepts from the perspective of good leadership 215 - 262
10.01.2023 11: Case studies of good management - part 1 - 263 - 280
17.01.2022 12: Case studies of good management - part 2 - // The hope of political support for fair management 281 - 298

Required reading:

Siebenbrock, Heinz: Fair Management - How to Stop Ruling and Start Leading, Baden-Baden 2021

You can also order free of shipping costs directly from the publisher (Nomos/Tectum Baden-Baden):

Contemporary personnel management is faced with a number of challenges as work becomes increasingly digital and more flexible in terms of time. ‘New Work’, ‘agile management’ and a genuine culture of dealing with errors have revolutionised personnel management. What becomes especially apparent in this respect is that managers can foster their employees’ commitment to work through their management style.
In this book, Heinz Siebenbrock presents a management model based on trust in and appreciation of employees, which encourages their initiative and enables managers to be both fair and successful in their work. By connecting the model to current concepts of management and by presenting a series of case studies, the author demonstrates how managers can develop their own ethical style of management.

Heinz Siebenbrock is Professor of Economics at Bochum University of Applied Sciences. As a management consultant, he offers practical seminars not just aimed at managers on leadership, strategy and organisation. Siebenbrock is the author of numerous publications on Business Studies.


Examination: 50% written exam, 50% group presentation. Each group consists of 3 students. The presentation should contain an exciting topic from the field of leadership: For example, an interesting leader, good leadership theory, etc. The list of recommended books for the presentation can be found on the right under "Downloads". Please also use this folder to post the file of your presentation: You will receive the password in the presence event.

Prof. Dr. Heinz Siebenbrock
Fachbereich Wirtschaft
Campus Bochum
Am Hochschulcampus 1
44801 Bochum
Raum: AW 4-21
Tel.: +49 234 32 10650

Mo. 15:30 Uhr