Interview in Handelsblatt: “Middle managers have a strong obsession with the status quo”

As a consultant, Klaus Schweinsberg supports the heads of family businesses and corporations. In an interview with Handelsblatt, he explains the reasons for discrepancies between CEOs and middle management – “Yes, we can!” from the top and blockades from the middle slow down transformation and change processes. How can mutual understanding contribute to a better feedback culture and leadership?

Handelsblatt interview

“Macronomics”: France consolidates its leading role as an investment location

In El Mundo, Professor Klaus Schweinsberg attests to the German Chancellor’s lack of leadership qualities when it comes to implementing economic reforms. Olaf Scholz lacks what makes Emmanuel Macron so successful: strategic vision and personal insight. Meanwhile, France is expanding its leading role in digital transformation and foreign investment in Europe thanks to “Macronomics”.

To the article in El Mundo

»Why German bosses are heaping unexpected praise on France«

In 2022, France was the European leader in foreign direct investment for the fourth year in a row. Instead of being admired for the German econonic model, business leaders in Berlin are now promoting France as a place for investment and innovation. „The roles have been reversed“, states Prof. Dr. Klaus Schweinsberg in the Economist.

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»War in Europe – How far? How much further?« – Diplomatic Discourse in Liechtenstein

On October 24, 2023, the Diplomatic Discourse supported by the Centre for Strategy and Higher Leadership took place in Liechtenstein. Former NATO Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe, General Sir Richard Shirreff KCB CBE, spoke about the challenges posed by the war in Ukraine. In his highly acclaimed book “War with Russia”, published in 2016, General Shirreff had already predicted that Russia under Putin would not shy away from a military attack in order to protect its political interests.

»Germany can learn a lot from France« – guest commentary in Handelsblatt

France and its President Emmanuel Macron are currently delivering exactly what entrepreneurs, investors and managers in Germany are lacking: vision, growth, will and appreciation. In his Handelsblatt guest commentary, Prof. Dr. Klaus Schweinsberg analyzes how far Germany under Olaf Scholz is lagging behind its neighbor in these areas.

Guest commentary in Handelsblatt