Leadership in IT & engineering demands a unique approach!

Our BOOTCAMP is tailor-made for new team managers of these industries.

Learn in just 2.5 hours per week for only a period of 10 weeks to lead with authority, motivation, and enthusiasm as a new executive.

Created and presented by Axel Rittershaus, with 15 years of experience as an IT entrepreneur and Senior Manager at Accenture.

MZANZI Special: 50% discount!

bootcamp clients
FROM AROUND THE WORLD

DOES THIS SOUND FAMILIAR?

“I sometimes show too much consideration for employees. I prefer to handle difficult tasks myself instead of delegating them

“How do I gain the trust of my employees?”

“I doubt my leadership skills, and hope nobody notices it?”

“How do I deal with envious people?”

Our BOOTCAMP provides you with solutions to these and many other challenges of new managers.

Course Overview

  • 10-Week online Program (2-2.5 hours weekly self-study)
  • 100% online = 100% flexibility
  • Tailor-made for leadership in IT, engineering, and consulting
  • Over 550 videos
  • Over 250 downloadable documents and templates
  • 7 additional, in-depth online courses
  • Leadership community

What burdens many leaders…

TIME MANAGEMENT

Too little time for too many tasks

Uncertainty about how much time is needed for leadership

Delegate or do it yourself

FEEDBACK AND CRITICISM

Giving critical feedback that is well-received – and not taken personally

Should I praise my people – yes or no?

DIFFICULT DECISIONS

Decide confidently – despite lack of experience

Leading difficult employees

JUST 2.5 HOURS PER WEEK
AND YOU WILL MASTER ALL ESSENTIAL LEADERSHIP TECHNIQUES

“So far, each course module has helped me improve my theoretical skills in leadership;

concise examples; appropriate practical relevance; very well-narrated video sequences and accompanying presentations;

plus the very pleasant personal touch from Axel – for me, this format is very good and recommendable.”

JOHANNA H.

SOUTH AFRICA NEEDS STRONG LEADERS

MOST NEW MANAGERS DON’T RECEIVE  THE NECESSARY TRAINING BEFORE THEY START THEIR NEW ROLE,

BECAUSE HIGH-QUALITY LEADERSHIP COURSES ARE WAY TOO EXPENSIVE IN SOUTH AFRICA

OUR BOOTCAMP FOR NEW MANAGERS,
which has been used by large, medium, and small enterprises in Europe, the US, India, …
turns an exclusive training program into a no-brainer at a fraction of the costs of other South African courses.

AND SOUTH AFRICAN COMPANIES AND LEADERS RECEIVE A 50% DISCOUNT!

DISCOUNT CODE:

MZANZI50

MILESTONES

you will achieve:

MILESTONE 1

YOU MASTER YOUR NEW ROLE

What does the role change from colleague or expert to leader entail?

80% of all new leaders take over their existing team. We show you exactly how you master this and become a respected manager!

Gain clarity about your (new) tasks, changed priorities, and how to handle previous activities.

MILESTONE 2

YOU UTILIZE & DEVELOP YOUR STRENGTHS

Identify your strengths to lead successfully and learn how to use them optimally.

Work on the issues that make you (even) more confident and motivating as a leader.

Find the right balance between leadership and expert/technical work.

MILESTONE 3

YOU LEAD CONFIDENTLY AND INSPIRE & DEVELOP YOUR TEAM

Recognize and promote the strengths of your employees.

Develop and encourage a strong, effective, motivated team.

Delegate effectively and motivational – for better results and engaged employees.

MILESTONE 4

YOU HANDLE EVEN DIFFICULT LEADERSHIP SITUATIONS WITH EASE

Gain the trust of your employees.

Give positive and critical feedback that resonates – using our proven methods and step-by-step guidance.

Act decisively when it matters (underperformance, bullying, etc.).

MILESTONE 5

YOU ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS AND BECOME A TOP LEADER

Set the right priorities & focus on them.

Achieve your goals – big and small!

Influence decision-makers (and your boss) and continue to develop.

TESTIMONIALS

BOOTCAMP PARTICIPANTS

TINA W.

Team Lead Radiology

“Hello, Coach Axel. It’s genuinely indescribable how much I have learned already in these weeks.

Just the many helpful examples regarding ‘addressing difficult, critical, or uncollegial behaviors’ have given me so much confidence.

Thank you so very much for that. I can recommend not only this Bootcamp but also the videos as a whole.

The more you listen, the more confident you become.”

THORSTEN B.

Team Lead

“I’m in week 7 of the Bootcamp, working through the extra courses.

To describe it in one word:

AMAZING!

So much valuable knowledge that is directly applicable at such a price is incredible.

I’ve already been able to pass a lot on to my team, and their performance has drastically changed in the last six weeks.

I also notice a concrete transformation in myself.”

JANINE S.

Head of Marketing Xpecto AG

“We as a company consciously decided to participate in the Bootcamp together and haven’t regretted it for a second.

Thanks to the complete package of flexibly scheduled online sessions and the joint reflection calls with Axel, we were able to work through all the content very well as a team and even derive initial recommendations for action for our company during the event.”

Axel Rittershaus

Your Coach and Facilitator

  • Since 2008, international leadership coach (companies of all sizes & industries) 
  • Consultant for strategic business development, goal setting, personnel development, Leadership Development
  • Design & implementation of company-specific  leadership trainings  in 20 countries (Europe, Asia, Africa)
  • Results-oriented use of Blended Learning (combination of online courses, online live sessions, and on-site appointments) since 2017
  • 2002 – 2008 Senior Manager at Accenture and board member of IT consultancy
  • 1993 – 2002 Founder and CEO of IT consultancy Rittershaus Consulting GmbH
  • Author of the only book focusing on leadership in the IT and engineering industry, published by the renowned Springer Verlag (only in german)
Axel is an avid Ultra-Marathon-Runner with 13 Two Oceans Ultra finishes and 9 Comrades Ultra finishes.
He has lived and worked in Cape Town since 2010.

What’s next…

STEP 1

 REGISTER & START  

  •  Book your Bootcamp 
  •  Start on Monday OR
  •  decide for yourself which week to start

STEP 2

 A NEW MODULE EVERY WEEK 

  • Every week one new module is published 
  • Learn for 2.5 h/week - 100% time-flexible
  • Videos, exercises, downloads
  • PERSONAL CONTACT with the trainer!
  • Immediately applicable insights

STEP 3

CERTIFICATION & 2 YEARS OF UPDATES 

  • Certification upon successful completion
  • Access and revisit all content for two years
  • Deepen your knowledge with 7 additional courses
  • Connect with other team leaders in our community

The following companies (and many more) rely on the Bootcamp

Reference

CORPORATE CLIENTS

DR. PETER-PAUL GROSS

Director Talent Management &
Organizational Development, ISS Facility
Services Holding GmbH

It always reflects well on a leadership program when potential attendees actively inquire about it, especially because other attendees have had positive experiences.

The Bootcamp for new leaders is such a program and has therefore been integrated into our development plan for emerging leaders.

It is now an established practice to sign up newly promoted employees of our companies to the Bootcamp. The learning format is advanced and modern.

Mr. Rittershaus impresses with his expertise, experience, and business acumen.

PRICES

ORDER OPTIONS

BOOTCAMP Special Price

only valid for managers and companies in south africa

1997

999

US$

USE CODE: MZANSI50 at checkout

  • ALL the content of the Bootcamp
  • Direct contact with the coach
  • 7 additional online courses
  • Leadership community
  • 24 months of access including updates
  • 60-day excellence guarantee (money-back guarantee)

All prices excl. VAT (if applicable)

Still unsure?

Let’s have a non-obligatory phone call!

Are you looking for a seminar/coaching program for yourself as a team leader?

Are you in HR and are you looking for a seminar/coaching program for your new team leaders?

Let’s chat! I will answer all your questions!

Book a free phone call now!

SESSIONS

10 Modules

Module 1: Role Transition: From Expert to Leader

What does the role transition from colleague or expert to leader entail? Your (new) tasks, changed priorities, handling of previous activities.

Module 2: Identifying Personal Strengths and Areas for Action in Leadership

What strengths do you already possess to lead successfully, and how can you optimally utilize them? What areas should you work on to lead confidently and motivatingly?

Module 3: Self- and Time Management - the balance of Leadership and Expert Work

Time management as a leader – the balancing act between expert/technical work and leadership (especially in small teams).

How do you best allocate your time to manage expert and leadership tasks effectively?

Module 4: Delegation and Follow-Up

How do you delegate properly – and why are follow-ups so important when delegating?

How do you prevent tasks from being delegated back to you?

Module 5: Employee's Expectations & The Importance of Feedback

What expectations do employees have of you as a leader/team leader?

What role does feedback play and how do you conduct criticism and feedback discussions effectively?

Module 6: Employees: Strengths, Areas for Improvement & Development

How do you identify the strengths and areas for improvement (“weaknesses”) of your team members and develop them in the right direction?

And… why it’s better to build on strengths!

Module 7: Team: Composition, Strengths, Areas for Action & Development

How to turn any team into an A-team.

How you identify the strengths and development areas of your team – and define steps to take them to the next level.

Module 8: Making and Implementing Decisions

Making decisions – one of the fundamental skills of good leaders

How to prepare, communicate, and consistently implement decisions (alone and as a team).

Module 9: Leadership By Objectives

The value of working with a focus on objectives (whether you use performance goals or not)

How to properly define goals, track progress, and achieve those goals. For yourself and your team.

And… why we always work towards a goal, even if it hasn’t been defined!

Module 10: YOUR Long-Term Development as a Leader

Your development has begun!

You define which additional skills you should and want to further develop as a leader.

For this, you will use the additional online courses included in the BOOTCAMP.

THE COURSE IS FOR YOU IF

THE COURSE IS NOT FOR YOU IF

  • You are about to take on a leadership role for the first time or have taken one within the last 12 months. 

  • You want to discover which of your skills and traits you already possess will make you a successful leader. 

  • You want to learn new methods or update and deepen your knowledge of leadership techniques. 

  • You aim to be a confident, motivating, respected, and decisive leader. 

  • You are ready to commit about 2 – 2.5 hours per week over 10 weeks for the Bootcamp (instead of sitting in a 5-day in-person seminar). 

  • You can only learn new things by spending several days away from the office. 

  • You lack self-discipline and will not manage to regularly watch the videos and complete the exercises on your own. 

  • You are already convinced that you have mastered leadership and cannot learn anything more. 

  • You are not willing to reflect on your approach to leadership, your strengths as a leader, and the leadership skills you need to develop further – and to work on them. 

FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What's the deal with the 7 additional courses?

What’s the deal with the additional bonus courses?

After completing the BOOTCAMP, it’s time for further development 🙂
Once you’ve laid the foundations for your leadership role in the BOOTCAMP, you’ll deepen your leadership knowledge with the additional online courses, covering important skills such as coaching leadership, conducting interviews, change management, and burnout prevention.

What technical requirements need to be met?

Only minimal requirements are necessary: Internet access, an up-to-date browser, and speakers/headphones (to be able to hear the sound of the videos).

What if I don't like the BOOTCAMP? (TARGETTER Excellence Guarantee / 60-day Money-back Guarantee)

Have you ever attended an in-person seminar where you got your money back if you didn’t like it or if it didn’t provide the benefits you hoped for?

Probably not!

We offer you an unconditional, 60-day money-back guarantee for our BOOTCAMP for new leaders.

Are there corporate rates?

We offer special corporate rates for companies.

Special conditions are available for groups of 5 or more participants.

Furthermore, we conduct additional internal sessions for many companies – such as internal (virtual) follow-up sessions, in-person events after the BOOTCAMP, and much more.

Just reach out to us!

Is internal, cohort-based learning possible?

Absolutely!

We conduct cohort-based training for many companies. From additional internal sessions in the form of (virtual) follow-up sessions to in-person events after the BOOTCAMP.

Just reach out to us!

Is the content still available after the 10 weeks?

The BOOTCAMP’s content is unlocked weekly and remains available thereafter (until the end of the 24-month access period).

So, if you need more time to go through all 10 weeks, you can do so without any problem!

How long can the additional courses be accessed?

Each participant can access all content for 24 months (from the date of purchase).

Updates are included free of charge.

Participants appreciate and use this opportunity to refresh their learnings.

What if I get sick, go on vacation, etc.?

You can pause the BOOTCAMP twice during the 10 weeks.

Furthermore, the content remains available to you after it has been unlocked.

So, you can catch up on everything in a relaxed and hassle-free manner. No stress 🙂