Three Pillars Approach

of organization and leadership in disruptive times

"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, will be 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.

The books can be purchased directly from Springer:

Book 1 | Book 2

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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

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.  

Connecting Resources
Concentrating on joint development of our stategies, projects, resources and capabili-ties instead of dividing and creating silos

Directions of Thrust | Developments 2019 - 2021

Setting-Check. Systemic. Scalable. Fast.

Started with energy and hope, many projects stop functioning well later on. How good is the project set-up, how well does it fit from a systemic perspective and how does it interact with the environment?

Creation together with
Dr. Frank Kühn

Collaborative Solutions for Organisations
Preventing a focus on theoretical methodology discussions or personal profiling, but working fast on the real activities & solutions, using our collective potentials.

Beyond Org Community, with Sustainance, Spin-Off Universität St. Gallen,
Dr. Frank Kühn and
Upgrade Partners

Talent Organisation

Talent development as a joint journey in dynamic enterprise contexts focusing on performance and potentials, positioning talents as co-creators of new forms of  organisations and working styles.

Creation together with Ulrich Leckner (Rochus Mummert) and Dr. Frank Kühn