©2020 Leadership Festival

“Those who love peace

must learn to organize

as effectively

as those who love war.”

Martin Luther King Jr.


Dignity in Leadership

8 - 10 June 2020

BUFA, Berlin

 Tomorrow’s Leadership Today

Holding joy and suffering, together.

Acting clearly from ambiguity and meaning, for the sake of all.

Guilt that immobilises

Despair that blinds

Dignity in Followership

Is the process messy - inside and out?

If not, tenderly peel back to the true question. Patterns will emerge.

Lack of curiosity & humility
Not doing the brave thing


Blaming, naming, hating

Archetype of the superhero

Friendship in midst of Transformation

Celebrating the trust that unifies community,

that felt-sense of safety that allows change.

To Forgive & to Disarm

The rhythm of my heart is the birth and death of all that are alive.*

For-giving yourself back to the world, shamelessly.

Quote from Thich Nhat Hanh "Please Call Me By My True Names"

Fear of Failure

Urge to Overachieve

Co-creating Improbable Action

Connecting to the social field of wisdom in order to serve all that is we.

Being together out there - in the street, in the trees, in the ocean. 

And in here ♥

Looking back to outdated Answers


Playing one's Craft

Fluidly connecting with what is,

while being open to how we make what will be.

Growth without Purpose

Siloed Power Structures

Created by people
& their history

We are a global collective coming from a wide range of backgrounds. We made a promise to each other to help co-manifest & co-shape the new paradigms of leadership, emerging globally and locally.

We commit to a leadership from abundance, aiming for creating win-win-win dynamics. Leadership where impact is not an after-work interest, but an aspiration interwoven into each action.

During LSF20 we focus on CO-CREATION, by learning how to take social field informed collective action during & beyond our gathering.

Our roots


We operate with curiosity and openness. We lead and follow at the same time. We design the Festival together with the Community –  from its core questions, to the construction of ticketing. Seeing the co-creation process is an experience of emergence itself.


Our underlying belief: there is enough in the world. It rephrases the game we play from “the less I give you, the more I’ll have” into one where the smartest thing is to organise in a way where everyone can create a win-win-win in mind, where social good is considered as an intrinsic stakeholder.


This whole venture is a huge leap of faith. By doing the NEW, we will stumble & fall, while the world is watching. We will think to ourselves we should have known better and stayed at home. Still, we choose to seize the day, to find out something no-one else knows. We gather as community, to be stronger than turmoil. To build relationships, that  endure any storm.

Love and Joy

As simple as it sounds - we choose love as the driving force, the underlying intention of all our actions. Deep connections, true innovation and great stories – this is where they are born.

Because you know what? We need to laugh more. We need new adventures. We need to make memories together.


We see it as our responsibility, not to seduce you with enticing visions of paradise, quick fixes, and “one-size-fits-all” solutions. We leave the subjective sense-making to you. Each of us will hear something else in the story being told. And this is important. The decoding and consequences you will take away for your business are all yours to craft.


Driven by our conscious intention the Festival crowd is deeply diverse, where it comes to walks of life, where people they put their energy & who their immediate ecosystems are. We explore how privilege works to be able to - in an aspirational future - work in service of all. We invite the conventional knowing, but also the body, intuition, art, collective and beyond to inform our work.


Projects resulting from LSF20 will have the opportunity to join a curated year-long cycle of learning and practicing Theory U. Results of these collaborations will be presented during LSF21.

We are grateful to have co-created this edition as part of Societal Transformation Lab, by Presencing Institute.

Join the ride!

We do not believe we know it all. This is why we want to understand what is truly ours to do next in a conversation with our ecosystem. What do leaders need, struggle with, not find somewhere else? What do our communities, nature, planet need? How do we create the Festival not as an ego-driven event, but one that truly matters and is useful? How do we build strong strategic alliances and bring forth the best possibilities from everyone who attends? What is happening already that is working and bearing fruit, and how can we support it?

Are we doing what matters to you? Want to meet us, talk to us, join us? See what we are up to next or email us!


& our Berlin home in 2020

BUFA (Berliner Union Film)

an iconic filmsite and an emerging learning & co-creation space

at Tempelhfer Feld.

LSF20 is taking place at

BUFA, Oberlandstraße 26-35,

12099 Berlin

These partnerships continuously inspire us

to grow and to understand better every day

what is our work in the world.

Thank you for being in it with us!



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