In view of the four areas of existential leadership and the associated cultural factors and leadership tasks, it becomes clear that leadership is always associated with a special responsibility. That is why every person who leads always focuses first on his or her own self‐image: »Only those who lead themselves can lead«. In everyday organisational life, we encounter many different types and styles of leadership, all of which are also the expression of certain attitudes and basic orientations. Those who choose »leadership in an existential context« are guided by the following image of man:
From this attitude, leadership competence proves itself in the execution of one’s own personal abilities, which focus on three essential areas of competence:
Reflection on values and motivations, attitudes and perspectives, strengths and weaknesses, personality structures and leadership styles. Anchoring one’s own positioning as a leader in subjective experience.
Aligning processes on the basis of decisions and decisive action; recognising what is essential, setting priorities, focusing on perspectives and achieving goals.
Structuring and coordinating pragmatically and productively, creative interaction, facilitating learning processes.