Existentialism in the Time of Covid – Challenges for Business Leaders

Monica Hanaway (UK), renowned author of numerous publications on existential issues; psychotherapist, coach, supervisor and experienced manager and revered colleague, urges ›Business Leaders‹ in her brand new guest article to pay special attention to »existential issues« and the emerging questions of being human within the »existential dimensions« of organisations and to use them as a guide to prepare for re‐​opening organisations before they simply revert to routine. – She vividly describes, with reference to the Existential Themes, the ways in which the impact of the Covid pandemic will have triggered almost conflicting experiences in people. It is imperative that this phenomenon enters the consciousness of leaders. Read »

Remote Control – Remarks on Organisation and Leadership in the Covid 19 Crisis

Many organisations are stuck – without reflecting on it – in a spatially defined organisational model of Taylorist shop‐​floor management. Leadership at a distance is therefore experienced as an imposition by those involved. The Covid 19 pandemic is currently forcing a completely different practice and thus also a rethinking of leadership and cooperation. Some feel nostalgic for paternalistic leadership. But command and control is suddenly being replaced by connectedness. And this is not bound to spatial proximity, but rather to trust in a common future. Read »

From hoarding to triage: the difficult handling of guilt

The Coronoa crisis is an existential challenge to us. But how do we respond to the many questions that arise? René Märtin deals with the topic »From hoarding to triage: the difficult handling of guilt«. In particular, it deals with the issue raised by Viktor Frankl of the so‐​called tragic triad of suffering, guilt and death in times of current crisis. Read »