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02 Mai 2023 von LBG Career Center

Why is leadership in academia so important? Part 2 #LExA

As part of the Leadership Excellence Award in Research – LExA, we have asked several experts, why they think leadership in academia is important.

Today we have our LExA jury member Kerstin Dübner-Gee, who is the Head of the Human Resources Development & Opportunities department in the General Administration of the Max Planck Society (MPG), co-editor of the journal “Development Personnel in Science and Higher Education” and a board member of the German Scholars Organization.

Her full statement on the importance of leadership in academia:

“In such a dynamically transforming world of work, with all its effects on people in society and organizations, responsible and conscious leadership has, in my view, become the most important strategic instrument. Especially in research, which is always about promoting high performance, reflective work on one’s own leadership competence and thus, first and foremost, conscious self-leadership is elementary. Today’s leadership role models are aware of this fact and thus create confidence that they can lead their teams responsibly to success and through an extremely challenging future.”

Nominations are open until June 30, 2023.
Further information on our website: https://cc.lbg.ac.at/lexa/

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a. Photo Credit: Kerstin Dübner-Gee / Design Credit: KNAACK