Don Quixote and Sancho Panza: How Miguel de Cervantes shows us essentials in being human and in virtues of leadership

What moves us to resort to the signet of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza in our blog? What causes our fascination for this strange couple that has captivated people since the publication of »The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha« until today? And what does Quixote have to do with leadership? René Märtin and Georg Martensen provide the answers in an editorial article. Read »

Existential Leadership

Under the keyword »Existential Leadership« we draw in our work on essential foundations of existential thinking, above all on Daseinsanalysis and Existential Analysis. The practical application has already proven itself for more than half a century in psychotherapy, counselling, education, pastoral care, social work, coaching, management, and in other fields of work. The dimensions and subjects Read »

Existential Dimensions

Ludwig Binswanger (18811966) describes three dimensions to which human existence relates to: Umwelt, Mitwelt and Eigenwelt. Emmy van Deurzen (* 1951) adds the fourth dimension, the Überwelt, because this is where the transcendent side of existence is revealed. With the existential dimensions, we have an important model to better understand people in their existence. I. Read »

Existential Leadership Model

The leadership task is in tension between the given conditions and necessities and (voluntary) collaboration/​​cooperation. Some of the questions that every person who holds responsibility must deal with: What are the actual tasks of effective leadership? What needs to be considered in view of the special leadership situation, especially in value‐​​oriented organisations? What can and Read »

The central working focus of leadership

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, Read »