Performance Management

Human capital is an organization’s biggest asset.

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But due to the complexities and dynamics of local and global competitors as well as the need to succeed, employees are experiencing increased levels of pressure. At the same time, companies save by reducing the number of staff, leading to an increase in responsibilities for those who remain. Some employees are no longer able to meet these demands and expectations. As a result, their performance levels are dropping and the rate of sick leave is increasing.

This German language program goes beyond the scope of recruiting, hiring, and retaining the best people. It examines how business leaders can ensure the performance and commitments of their employees under these conditions and not jeopardize their motivation or health.

This program is well suited to further learning, building on Führung von Mitarbeitern“ (FvM) or „Leading People and Teams“ (LPT).


Target audience

The program is designed for executives who want to maintain or increase the performance levels of their employees who are working under increased pressure to produce results.


Key benefits

  • notice stress patterns and stress triggers
  • recognize the physiological and psychological risk indicators among employees
  • evaluate the distribution of tasks within a team
  • develop the skills to maintain a team’s performance level
  • learn to lead under pressure


 Key topics

  • The pressure to perform in dynamic and complex working environments
  • Stressors and stress progression
  • Stress reactions and consequences of stress
  • Emotional reactions as stress indicators
  • Personal coping styles
  • Resilience
  • Techniques for coping with stress
  • Leading overburdened employees


Meet the teaching staff

Performance Management

20. - 22. Mai 2019
3 Tage
3,700 €

Professor Dr. Sven Litzcke (Program Director)

is an ESMT visiting lecturer and professor of human resource management and business psychology at Hochschule Hannover (Germany) and scientific director and lecturer in the ESMT Leadership & HR program. He received his Diploma (FH) in Public Administration from the Federal University of Applied Administrative Sciences in Cologne, his Diploma in Psychology from Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg and his Doctorate from Eberhard-Karls-University Tübingen. His research focuses on Human Resource Management and Counterproductive Work Behaviour.


Dr. Karin Häring

is an ESMT Berlin program director for German open enrollment programs in leadership for young leaders and middle managers at the ESMT Berlin Campus Schloss Gracht. Karin received both her doctoral degree on evaluation of trainings in 2003 and her Diplom-Kauffrau in 1995 from the University of Augsburg. She attended a DAAD scholarship program where she studied economics and obtained her MA degree from the Wayne State University in 1993. Karin is a graduate of the International Teacher's Program at the London Business School and the Business Coaching Certification Program at DGFP.

Karin previously worked in the controlling department for the Siemens AG and Weltbild Verlag GmbH. She was a lecturer for business management and leadership at two German universities of applied sciences.

Her main focus in teaching and research lies in leadership, group dynamics, change management, and in the influence of personality on business success.

Karin has more than 20 years of practical experience in leadership development and directed and taught in open and customized executive education programs for customers such as IBM, Hugo Boss, Hochtief, and Sal. Oppenheim.