Leadership is Facilitating a System of Relationships

With Olaf Lewitz, CEC, and Christine Neidhardt, owner of ecomenta



Simon Sinek says, "Leaders get the perks because they go first into unknown and danger." So, what unknown and danger do leaders need to go into today?

Conditions are changing: the context, the outcomes, the requirements, the competition, the regulation … fewer and fewer things are reliable in organizations. To stay safe and feel comfortable doing good work, there's one thing we rely on: our relationships. That's why relationships have become so crucial!

The way people commonly relate at work is often not enough. We keep our professional distance, refrain from disclosing much about ourselves, and keep empathy and intimacy to a minimum.

In this webinar, Olaf and Christine shared how leaders can meet these relationship challenges, grow with them, and how the TrustTemenos CAL I program helps start that journey.

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Olaf Lewitz and Christine Neidhardt are the founders of TrustTemenos Leadership Academy. They work with leaders to increase their clarity of identity and intention, and help growing organizations nurture safe spaces for people to grow. In 2016, they co-published a workbook for leaders: "Showing Up," available on LeanPub. Since 2013, Christine and Olaf have been growing TrustTemenos Leadership Academy. Here, leaders come to consciously "Show Up" to become aware of who they are and how they determine the results that emerge from that context - in leading their life, leading their team, and leading whole organizations.

Olaf Lewitz

As Trust Artist and Scrum Alliance® Certified Enterprise Coach, Olaf Lewitz is a veteran and leader in the international Agile community. In almost 20 years, he has helped hundreds of organizations transform. Exploring culture and making sense of leadership have become his specialty. His strategy: increasing trust and responsibility through invitation and clarity. Olaf invites us to trust ourselves and others. He believes, "You deserve to love what you do."


Christine Neidhardt

Christine Neidhardt is a passionate, systemic and integral coach for companies and individuals. Over the past 15 years, her passion has crystallized in the field of creating new work cultures, supported by Agile processes, design thinking, and open collaboration models. She helps leaders bring their power to life and into practice. She models her ideals by being herself and bringing new ideas to life. Her focus is on breaking patterns, hacking the culture, and helping to use energies of conflicts to transform the culture.