How to Transcend from Manager to Leader

Inspirational leadership isn't about grand stages or thunderous applause; it's about giving your team a purpose that resonates and drives them. Our session delved into this subtle yet profound transition from manager to leader. Let's revisit the key takeaways and how you can embed these into your leadership style.

The core concepts of the session

šŸ”„ Manager vs. Leader

Understanding the distinction is crucial. While a manager ensures tasks are completed, a leader inspires and aligns the team with a shared vision and purpose.


šŸ”§ The 5 Levers of Transformational Leadership

To elevate your leadership, fine-tune these levers:

Purpose: Infuse your team's work with meaning.
Structure & Decisions: Create clarity and empower decision-making.
Rites & Legends: Establish rituals and stories that embody your team's values.
Autonomy & Trust: Foster independence and confidence in your team.
Cooperation: Encourage collaboration and collective success.

šŸŒ± Anchoring Inspirational Leadership in Your Week

Setting yourself big goals for being an inspirational leadership will not change how you act. You daily and weekly systems will help you to really take the next step.

And some if you are interested, this is the full video of Steph Curry talking to Barack obama on leadership.

Your Moment of Truth

The first step towards your Moment of Truth was to write down your top three leadership tasks next month. Do you remember them? If, not check your Miro Board again. This led us to define the Moment of Truth until the next session:

How are you going to anchor inspirational leadership into your week?

We are really curious to hear next session how it worked for you and your team!

Schedule your Buddy Session

Summon the magic of collaboration. Create the spark of cooperation. Harness the energy of co-creation... and schedule your buddy session šŸ˜€:

  • What changes have you implemented to inspire your team?
  • Discuss with your buddy how these changes are shaping your team's dynamics and motivation.

Books on the topic

Do you want more? More details, more examples, more stories? Here are our top recommended reads on the topic of this training session.

Leaders Eat Last

Simon Sinek

Man's Search for Meaning

Viktor Frankl

Podcasts for this session

We know that books are not for everybody. We rather would like to share our greatest finds from the podcast world on these topics with you:

How to Motivate a Demotivated Team

Professor Richard Boyatzis takes questions from HBR listeners on how to develop their teams.
To the podcast

Frequently asked questions

Do you have additional questions than those on this page?Ā Then please don't hesitate and ask us directly via
Where can IĀ find the Miro board of my training?

The link to the Miro board for your program is in the recap email we sent you. This link remains for your program, allowing you to access the board at any time. For quick access, we recommend bookmarking this link in your browser.

I have a question about the training session. What can IĀ do?

Simply reply to the recap email to connect directly with the responsible person for your group. If you can't find it, send an email to

Unfortunately, IĀ missed this session. What now?

Don't worry, we are not leaving anyone behind! You should have already received an email to the 30-minute catchup session. If not, please contact us directly (email address in the recap or

Where can IĀ find the recap of the other sessions?

Search your email inbox for the subject line "Leadership Training Recap. This search will retrieve all our recap emails, providing you with all the links to the session recaps. Again, let us know if something is missing.