Viele Persönlichkeiten. Zwei Standorte. Eine BO.

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

The kick-off will take place on 11.4.2024 at 4 pm in AW 1-39.

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 Summer 2024

We will write our exam 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. At a later time 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
18.4.2024 01: Dedicated employees? 1 - 10
25.4.2024 02: Questionable values in business studies 11 - 32
2.5.2024 03: Developing a model for good management - part 1 - 33 - 39
16.5.2024 04: Developing a model for good management - part 2 - 40 - 72
  05: Guidelines of good management 73 - 94
  06: Tasks of good management 95 - 111
  07: Instruments of good management - part 1 - 112 - 139
  08: Instruments of good management - part 2 - 140 - 162
  09: Good management is also a question of decency 163 - 214
  10: Modern management concepts from the perspective of good leadership / Mock exam in Moodle 215 - 262
  11: Case studies of good management - part 1 - 263 - 280
  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
Raum: AW 4-21

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