“Talented and successful employees with many different traits are the heart and soul of a successful company. They must all be joined together in their passion to contribute to the company and to move it forward. ZEIT has a multi-faceted team of women and men, young and old, which is excited to face the new opportunities brought about by globalization and digitalization. In this context, the new Leipzig Leadership Model serves as an important guideline as it unites theory and practice in the endeavor to re-think leadership.”Dr. Rainer Esser, DIE ZEIT Publishing Group
The Leipzig Leadership Model
Leadership has always been demanding. This holds particularly true in times of fundamental change, which we are experiencing nowadays, driven by globalization, digitalization and the ecological movement. Where do leaders find orientation in these fast-moving times to form critical and creative opinions on complex matters and topics which can contribute to the big picture? Questions on the 'why' and 'whereto', the 'what' and 'how' as well as the consistency of the respective answers to these questions are gaining a new type of significance, particularly with regard to the latest generation of junior executives.
"With the new Leipzig Leadership Model, we would like to offer orientation in the sense of a compass. The model is not normative as it does not aim to prescribe the goals and values of good leadership. Instead, it provides notes on fundamental, not to be neglected dimensions of good leadership which initially lead rather to questions than to answers," says HHL Dean Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart. The model places high emphasis on further development and has clearly-defined dimensions (the 'why', 'how' and 'what') which offer orientation to executives in rapidly changing environments.