Have you ever heard of triskaidekaphobia? This is the fear of the number 13, sometimes used to refer to the fear of Friday the 13th. Interestingly, the number 13 was not always associated with bad luck – it was once the lucky number of the Great Goddess. At least to our luck, no one from the Chair of Leadership team suffered from triskaidekaphobia, meaning that we could welcome all team members – consisting of internal and external PhD Students – at the WHU Campus in Düsseldorf to the Christmas team meeting on December 13th.
We used this team meeting to look back to the year 2019 and to discuss the individual development plans of team members. Furthermore, we looked forward and engaged in the yearly planning for 2020, both in terms of research as well as in terms of teaching. As you can see in the picture, we also took some time for relaxation during cookie baking. All team members now possess more than sufficient cookies – which, according to science, should make us happy, particularly if we share some of our cookies with others.