Leadership and loneliness

With increasing leadership responsibility comes the threat of loneliness. Man is not only a social being, as might seem obvious when considering the topic of loneliness. He is a being dependent on relationships in four ways: Relationship to the Umwelt (the physical dimension), to the Mitwelt (the social dimension), to the Eigenwelt (the psychological dimension) and to the Uberwelt (the spiritual/​transcendet dimension). Loneliness poses an existential threat to this »four‐​tones of existence«: In the end, man remains alone in all decisive questions. He is in danger of losing himself, others, and the world. Read »

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 »

The organisation’s total grip on the human being

The totalitarian grip of the market society on the whole human being leaves its mark. With simultaneous comprehensive blurring of boundaries, hyper‐​inclusion and self‐​optimisation, hold and orientation in space and time are disappearing. The search for and creation of meaning is being replaced by purpose, wellbeing and spiritualisation, especially of work. Reaching out to the whole person, to their spatial and temporal availability, brings them into an individual drama and existential distress. But in order to be able to see our lives as fulfilled, it is important to live a life that we ourselves have created. And not a life that subdues itself to the market society. Read »