The courage to un-lead?
Perspectives on new leadership

We all feel the changing expectations towards leaders and leadership on our skin. Less hierarchy, more engagement, shared responsibility, self-organization and agency are just some of the hopes and desires we hear in the companies we work for.

The solutions are many and contextual. With our guest speaker Céline Schillinger, author of “Dare to un-lead: The Art of Relational Leadership in a Fragmented World” (Porchlight 2022 Leadership & Strategy Book of the Year, Thinkers50 10 best new management books for 2023), we will discuss the challenges of new leadership as well as possible ways to lead differently. Céline will share her very personal and managerial experiences that led to the creation of her book.

Our discussion will include insights on leadership challenges and some examples of how engagement, ownership, and agency are achieved in today’s organizational contexts. During the session you will also have the opportunity to reflect on your own leadership context in smaller breakout groups.

Join us, engage and reflect on your own leadership game!


  • Intro: Changing expectations towards leadership
  • Dialogue with Céline Schillinger, author of the book ‘Dare to Unlead – the Art of relational Leadership’
  • Explore your own leadership game – exchange
  • Wrap-up