Københavns Universitet
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Existential Leadership – bringing philosophy into the business world


Forelæsning — n this presentation Monica Hanaway looks at what is meant by ‘leadership’, and the psychological and societal reasons we have leadership. She gives an overview of different leadership styles and introduces the concept of ‘existential leadership’. To understand this, she considers leadership through the lens of existential issues such as authenticity, relatedness, meaning, values and beliefs, time and temporality, and uncertainty. She explores how the existential dimensions (social, personal, environmental, and spiritual) are important in the business world. Finally she looks at how leadership and business coaches can formulate insightful questions to use with their clients which are based on existential concerns, and she leaves us to consider the existential impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on leadership going forward.


Date & Time:

Webinar via Zoom. You have to register and then will receive a link on 3 May.

Hosted by:
Prof. Reinhard Stelter, Institut for Idræt og Ernæring (NEXS)



The webinar will present Monica Hanaway, author and practitioner in coaching, leadership, mediation and much more. The webinar is part of the series of lectures “Coaching – research and practice” at NEXS, KU.