Positive Leadership

Jana Tolle

Seminar Profile

The challenges of leadership are on the rise. The entire environment is becoming more unpredictable, more uncertain, more complex and ambiguous. For managers, therefore, the question arises with which management model one can lead and motivate the employees?

Positive Leadership was derived from the scientific approach of Positive Psychology. Positive Psychology is the science of a successful life and has set itself the task of increasing the positive in the human existence and systematically strengthening it by means of certain instruments. The negative things in life should not be negated, but consciously a different, positive view should be found. This includes the use of personal strengths, motivation and performance as well as resilience. The high relevance of these topics for success in professional life has been known for a long time, but what about the practical implementation?

Most management models focus on the elimination of deficits in a problem-oriented way - there should be no more negative deviation and one wants to act in the "normal" range (ie from loss into the profitable area).

The core objective of Positive Leadership is to achieve a positive deviation in performance (for oneself and among employees) in order to promote sustainable  growth and performance in the organisation.

In this context, the central element is a more positive organisational culture. To achieve this, three essential, mutually influencing mechanisms are required. All three mechanisms are the entrance gate for an upward spiral, since they support the positive effects of each other:

  • Positive foundation at work
  • Positive human relationships
  • Positive emotions


Führungskräfte im mittleren und oberen Management, die auf der Suche nach bewährten, praxiserprobten und komplementären Führungsansätzen sind.

Topic Selection

  • "VUCA": What does it mean for me in terms of self-management, leadership and motivation?
  • What are the scientifically proven elements of Positive Psychology? How can I use it for myself and my employees?
  • What are the four specific management strategies to achieve a positive deviation in performance?
  • How can you implement Positive Leadership?
  • How can I bring the elements of Positive Leadership into my leadership day and integrate them into my tried and tested methods?


Wolfgang Scherer is a Certified Professional and Certified Consultant of Positive Psychology and member of the German-speaking umbrella organisation for Positive Psychology e.V.

He has been working as an organisational consultant, executive coach and lecturer for international companies in Germany and abroad for more than 20 years. Previously, he worked for several years in line management in marketing and sales.

Wolfgang Scherer is the owner of PosLead Management & Manager Consulting. PosLead helps organisations and decision-makers to become better in the long term. In 2009, he opened his private practice for Psychological Counseling and Psychotherapy in Hamburg-Eppendorf, where he supports executives in living, working and long-term well-being and quality of life. He works as a lecturer at HSBA for the Master's programmes and the Executive Education offering.

The combination of many years of line and consulting experience with the aspects of psychological counseling results in a special competence profile. Through a more holistic view "on the things" and the people involved, he accompanies his customers pragmatically, effectively and personally in the solution of their organisational and personal challenges.

Facts on the Seminar

Contact hours 8.5 hours and, if required, a personal coaching one-on-one interview afterwards, in which the individual needs are addressed
Language German; if required also English
Head Dr. Wolfgang Scherer
Costs 790 Euro for the seminar; 200 Euro for the optional one-on-one interview