Leadership. Education. Personality.
Faix, Kisgen, Schwinn, Windisch
The future viability of our modern society depends to a large extent on the ability to transform innovative ideas into value-creating reality. To achieve this goal in a complex and dynamic world, leadership, education and personality must work together in a harmonious triad.
This book addresses the question of what leadership means in times of constant change and global challenges. According to the basic understanding of transfer-oriented and interdisciplinary leadership research and practice, good leadership is inseparably linked to the formation of personality. The authors provide concrete answers to the questions why successful leadership depends on personality and how future-oriented education can actively contribute to personal and performance development. In order to present the necessary paradigm shift within current leadership education in its full scope, the topic is examined from various perspectives by means of numerous scientific studies.
Find currently available textbooks of the SIBE edition on the right-hand side
1 World in Transition – Challenges in the 21st Century
- How does the digital transformation affect organizations?
Schwarzmüller, T., Brosi, P., Duman, D., & Welpe, I. (2018). How Does the Digital Transformation Affect Organizations? Key Themes of Change in Work Design and Leadership. Management Revue, 29(2), 114–138. https://doi.org/10.5771/0935-9915-2018-2-114.
- Identifying the key factors in the effectiveness and failure of virtual teams
Earnhardt, M. P. (2009). Identifying the Key Factors in the Effectiveness and Failure of Virtual Teams. Leadership Advance Online, N/A(XVI).
Definition of Leadership
Leadership vs. Management
- What leaders really do
Kotter, J. P. (2001). What Leaders Really Do. Harvard Business Review.
- Leaders, managers, entrepreneurs on and off the organizational stage
Czarniawska-Joerges, B. & Wolff, R. (1991). Leaders, Managers, Entrepreneurs On and Off the Organizational Stage. Organization Studies, 12(4), 529–546.
- Virtual Teams: opportunities and challenges for e-leaders
Snellman, L. (2014). Virtual Teams: Opportunities and Challenges for e-Leaders. Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences, 110, 1251–1261.
Personality of Leaders
- The Origins and Evolution of Leadership
King, A. J., Johnson, D. D. P., & Van Vugt, M. (2009). The Origins and Evolution of Leadership. Current Biology, 19(19), R911-R916. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2009.07.027.
- Chimpanzees help each other upon request
Yamamoto, S., Humle, T., & Tanaka, M. (2009). Chimpanzees help each other upon request. PLOS ONE 4(10).
- Life at the top: rank and stress in wild male baboons
Gesquiere, L. R., Learn, N. H., Simao, M. C., Onyango, P. O., Alberts, S. C., & Altmann, J. (2011). Life at the top: rank and stress in wild male baboons. Science (New York, N.Y.), 333(6040), 357–360.
The unity of education and personality
The Creative Power of Education
Faix, W. G., & Mergenthaler, J. (2015). The creative power of education. On the formation of a creative personality as the fundamental condition for innovation and entrepreneurial success. Steinbeis edition.
Faix, W. G., & Mergenthaler, J. (2013). Die schöpferische Kraft der Bildung. Über die Entwicklung (zu) einer schöpferischen Persönlichkeit als grundlegende Bedingung für Innovationen und den unternehmerischen Erfolg. Steinbeis-Edition.
The educational ideal of creative personality
Faix, W. G., Mergenthaler, J., Ahlers, R.-J., & Auer, M. (2015). InnovationQuality. The Value of the New. Steinbeis edition.
Faix, W. G., Mergenthaler, J., Ahlers, R.-J., & Auer, M. (2014). InnovationsQualität – Über den Wert des Neuen. Steinbeis-Edition.
Mergenthaler, J. & Faix, W. G. (2014). Steinbeis-Innovationsstudie. Eine Metastudie über die Innovationsfähigkeit und -tätigkeit der Volkswirtschaften von Brasilien, China, Deutschland, der Schweiz und der USA. Steinbeis-Stiftung.
- The Organizational Innovation System
Van Lancker, J., Mondelaers, K., Wauters, E., & Van Huylenbroeck, G. (2016). The Organizational Innovation System: A systemic framework for radical innovation at the organizational level, Technovation, Elsevier 52, 40-50.
- How to enhance radical innovation?
Domínguez Escrig, E., Mallén Broch, F.F., Lapiedra Alcamí, R. et al. (2020). How to enhance radical innovation? The importance of organizational design and generative learning. Review of Managerial Science 14, 1101–1122.
- A corporate system for continuous innovation
Steiber, A., & Alänge, S. (2013). A corporate system for continuous innovation: the case of Google Inc. European Journal of Innovation Management, 16(2), 243–264.
- Regional industrial path development: The role of new entrepreneurial firms.
Rypestøl, J.O. (2017). Regional industrial path development: The role of new entrepreneurial firms. Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 6(3).
Education as investment in personal development
- Gedanken zu einer neuen (Allgemein-)Bildung [reflections on a new (general) education]
Gruber, E. (2009). Humboldt ist tot – es lebe Humboldt! Gedanken zu einer neuen (Allgemein-)Bildung. Erwachsenenbildung: Vierteljahresschrift für Theorie und Praxis, 55(2), 75–79.
- The influence of personality and ability on undergraduate teamwork and team performance
Rhee, J., Parent, D., & Basu, A. (2013). The influence of personality and ability on undergraduate teamwork and team performance. SpringerPlus, 2(1), 16.
- Lifelong Learning in the Context of the European Area of Lifelong Learning.
Redó, A. N. & Comas, M. A. (2001). Lifelong Learning in the Context of the European Area of Lifelong Learning. International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education. Vol. 8, No 2, 172–180.
4 Leadership Education
State-of-the-art Leadership Education
A new model for state-of-the-art leadership education with performance as a driving factor for future viability.
Faix, W. G., Windisch, L., Kisgen, S. et al. (2020). A new model for state-of-the-art leadership education with performance as a driving factor for future viability. Leadership. Education. Personality: An Interdisciplinary Journal.
Current challenges in Leadership Education
- Educating for innovation
Ovbiagbonhia, A.R., Kollöffel, B., & Brok, P.d. (2019). Educating for innovation: students’ perceptions of the learning environment and of their own innovation competence. Learning Environments Research 22, 387–407.
- Testing for competence rather than testing for „intelligence“
McClelland, D.C. (1973). Testing for competence rather than testing for „intelligence“. American Psychologist, 28(1), 1–14.
- Competency-Based Learning Models: A Necessary Future.
Voorhees, R. A. (2001). Competency-Based Learning Models: A Necessary Future. New Directions for Institutional Research (110), 5–13.
- Competency Development and assessment in Higher Education
Watts, F., Aznar-Mas, L.E., Penttilä, T., Kairisto-Mertanen, L., Stange, C., H., & Helker (2013). Competency Development and assessment in Higher Education. INTED2013 Conference.
- Achieving Competence-Based Curriculum in Engineering Education in Spain
Edwards-Schachter, M., Sánchez Ruiz, L. M., & Sánchez-Díaz, C. (2009). Achieving Competence-Based Curriculum in Engineering Education in Spain. INGENIO (CSIC-UPV) Working Paper Series, 97.
- Bildung. Kompetenzen. Werte. [Education. Competency. Values.]
Faix, W. G., Erpenbeck, J., & Auer, M. (2013). Bildung. Kompetenzen. Werte. Steinbeis-Edition.
Philosophy of a Humanistic Education
Developing Humanistic Leadership Education
Waddock, S. (2016). Developing Humanistic Leadership Education. Humanistic Management Journal 1, 57–73.
The Future of Leadership Education
The educational model of modern Leadership Education
- Leadership. Personality. Innovation.
Faix, W. G., Kisgen, S., Mergenthaler, J. (2019). Leadership. Personality. Innovation. Education and Research at SIBE. Steinbeis edition.
Faix, W. G., Kisgen, S., Mergenthaler, J. (2018). Leadership. Persönlichkeit. Innovation. Bildung und Forschung an der SIBE. Steinbeis-Edition.
- Experiential Learning Theory
Kolb, A. Y., & Kolb, D. A. (2011). Experiential Learning Theory: A Dynamic, Holistic Approach to Management Learning, Education and Development.
- Werte. Bildung. Ethikkodex. [Values. Education. Code of Ethics.]
Blumenthal, I. et al. (2012). Werte. Bildung. Ethikkodex. Steinbeis-Edition.
Leadership and Performance
Change, reshaping, transformation – this is once again the state of the current world. We all – societies, organizations and individuals – have to respond to this dynamic on the outside with change, reshaping, transformation, on the inside. On the one hand to keep pace and not fall behind the rest of the world, on the other hand to be a few steps ahead of the rest of the world in order to receive the reward for this advantage. Keeping pace and getting ahead always and forever requires: people who do not see the dynamics of the world as an imposition, but as a mandate to shape their own – smaller or larger – world, that is, to make a positive difference in the sphere for which one bears responsibility.
The book shows how change, reshaping and transformation can be approached. It does not contain any patent remedies or answers as to what should be done. Rather, this work describes the ingredients for successfully shaping one’s own world. And on the other hand in this book in the context of systematically prepared catalogs many questions are placed, which could and should place themselves each world designer with concrete organization projects. The following catalog of questions is continuously expanded and revised to take into account current developments.