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Three Pillars Approach

of organization and leadership in disruptive times
Interview with Bob Dignen and Peter Wollmann

"Three Pillars" is an overarching approach for transformation initiatives in the 21st Century business world.

Focusing on the concepts Sustainable Purpose, Travelling Organisation and Connected resources, "Three Pillars" was developed by a global joint initiative of managers, consultants and scientists. The first tranche of results of the collaboration of the 19 firstly involved authors and editors were published by Springer in 2020, the second tranche, this time with 29 authors and editors, was published in April 2021. The authors and editors represent 5 continents, more than 15 countries and about 40 different organizations, more than 15 of which are more large global players.

All books can be purchased directly from Springer (Book 1 | Book 2 | Book 3). The most recent third book focusses on significant transformations: interviews with 15 C-Suite leaders set the direction, 19 authors describe helpful concepts, frameworks and analyses.

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Further Background and Future Developments

The interdisciplinary teams of authors:


Book 1:

  • Tim Burmeister

  • Alberto Casagrande

  • Bernadette Cass

  • James Chamberlain

  • Bob Dignen

  • Volker Hische

  • Nicole Hönig de Locarnini

  • Isabell Huschka

  • Michael Kempf

  • Frank Kühn

  • Christal Lalla

  • Sharon Lalla

  • Alfred Mevissen

  • Mersida Ndrevataj

  • Reto Püringer

  • Fernando Sanabria

  • Hannspeter Schmidt

  • Marie Schmidt

  • Peter Wollmann


Book 2:

  • Markus Beer

  • Philipp Bosselmann

  • Giancarla Domini

  • Dieter Fellner

  • John Gray

  • Dieter Haselbach

  • Nicole Hoenig de Locarnini

  • Paul Hombach

  • Janina Kempf

  • Michael U. Kempf

  • Sebastian Kespohl

  • Daniel Kunstleben

  • Frank Kühn

  • Christal Lalla

  • Susanne Marell

  • Mersida Ndrevataj

  • Reto Püringer

  • Benjamin Rausch

  • Ehssan Sakhaee

  • Jürgen Scherer

  • Marie Theres Schmidt

  • Lisa Schulze

  • Jan Sølvberg

  • Thomas Thirolf

  • Stefan Turnwald

  • Jutta Wenzl

  • Georg Wiesinger

  • Peter Wollmann

  • Julia Zirn

Book 3:


The Authors

  • Alberto Casagrande

  • Annabelle Keller

  • Ashkan Tashvir

  • Babette Drewniok

  • Beatriz von der Esch

  • Christal Lalla

  • Christina Bösenberg

  • Ehsan Sakhaee

  • Fernando Sanabria

  • Hannspeter Schmidt

  • Lukas Stricker

  • Maren Giebing

  • Mersida Ndratvaj

  • Myria Antony

  • Nathan Williams

  • Peter Wollmann

  • Rainer Sommer

  • Reto Püringer

  • Roland Voggenauer


The Interviewees

  • Christian Orator

  • Cindy Cui

  • Claudia Lemke

  • Dagmar Monett

  • Daniel Englberger

  • David Colmenares

  • Jörg Schneider

  • Jürg Hauswirth

  • Lapo Tanzj

  • Martin Kirchner-Anzinger

  • Rainer Sommer

  • Sebastian Kespohl

  • Stefan Pap

  • Thomas Thirolf

  • Uwe Schöpe

Overarching Approach: Three Pillars

Sustainable Purpose
A convincing ‘what for‘ and ‘reason why‘ is necessary to make sure that topics are elabora-ted with inspiration and ambition to create real value  and top support.

Travelling Organization
Only letting oneself in for the dynamics of the markets leads to success on a joint journey with trust in the collective capabilities and behaviour.  


Concentrating on joint development of our strategies, projects, resources and capabilities instead of dividing and creating silos

Further Books from the 3-P-Community

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Recently, Michael Kempf and Frank Kühn as editors and an international author team published a new book named "Navigating a Travelling Organization: Insights, Ideas and Impulses from the 3-P-Model" at SpringerNature.


The book has its focus on insights, ideas, impulses on how to navigate a travelling organization towards its future under uncertain conditions such as crisis, disruption, and continuous change.


The book is intended as a reader for the 3-P application, offering effective approaches and perspectives, inspirations, and fresh thinking for navigating organizations towards future success. 

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