The Dark-Side of Personality: Overcoming Performance Risks in Leadership

March 26, 2024 – Brussels

An exclusive peer-to-peer learning and networking event 

Wonder why certain leaders succeed while others fail? Dive deep into the world of dark personality traits – hidden culprits behind leadership missteps. Discover the key to decode these traits, refine executive hiring, and craft stellar leaders. Join us for our Executive Briefing that can reshape your HR perspective. Grasp these insights, elevate your HR strategy, and see your organisation truly flourish. 

Agenda topics include: 

  • What are dark-side personality characteristics 
  • How to identify derailers in leaders 
  • How to refine executive hiring 
  • What impact do dark-side personalities have on teams and organisations 
  • How to mitigate performance risks 

This exclusive Executive Briefing is an intimate peer-to-peer roundtable discussion meeting for a select group of senior executives, heads of HR, leadership development, talent development, organisational development, learning, and operations to share knowledge and best practices, debate key developments and their impact on organisations, and network with peers and leadership development experts. The presentations and discussion are followed by a cocktail reception to carry on the debate.


16:00 – 16:30 Registration and Welcome Coffee
16:30 – 16:40 Welcome & Introduction
Jesper Lillelund, Regional Director – Benelux, Summit
16:40 – 17:10 Deciphering Leadership’s Hidden Dark Traits 
Katja Friederichs, Senior Consultant, Summit
17:10 – 17:40 Impact of Dark-Side Personalities
Michelle Wright, HR Business Partner, Wholesale Banking, ING
17:40 – 19:00 Roundtable Discussion: 
Moderator: Jesper Lillelund, Regional Director – Benelux, Summit
19:00 – 20:00 Networking Reception

Speakers & Discussion Contributors

Michelle Wright

HR Business Partner, Wholesale Banking, ING

Katja Friederichs

Senior Consultant, Summit 

Jesper Lillelund

Regional Director – Benelux, Summit 


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The Dominican Hotel

Rue Léopold 9
1000 Brussels
Tel: +32 (0)2 203 08 08


If you have any questions regarding the event or need further information, please contact us at or +45 45 85 15 15.