The leadership behavior of German managers contributes significantly to the good shape of the German economy. This is the result of a survey conducted by the Harvard Business Manager. German managers are internationally renown for their sense of duty, their reliability, and their structuredness. In addition, their direct way of communication, the strong product- and technology orientation as well as the sustainable strategies are benefactors of the economic success.
However, in international comparison German managers are above-average security oriented and are the bottom of the league in terms of people orientation. Nevertheless, Prof. Jürgen Weigand, academic dean of the MBA programs at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, observes a positive trend: “For young managers holistic leadership is gaining more and more importance. We can see a growing demand for our leadership development offers.”
You can read the complete article in: Gesine Braun, „Stolz und Vorurteil“, Harvard Business Manager, Ausgabe August 2012, S. 25-31.