The contributions of mindfulness and/or self-leadership training programs to the meaningful potential development of future or current leaders in organizations and their employability, especially in the context of VUCA, PAID and digitalization

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Type and Duration

Preproposal PhD-Thesis, since September 2019

Coordinator

Chair of Entrepreneurship and Leadership

Main Research

Growth and Complexity

Field of Research

Entrepreneurial Learning, Teamlearning

Description

We increasingly live in a world dominated by VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity) and by the digitalization. This leads to challenging situations for the involved stakeholders especially for (future) leaders, illuminate that additional skills and capabilities are needed in order to be successful despite the PAID reality (Pressured, Always-on, Information Overloaded, Distracted). In this context, mindfulness might be able to contribute in a valuable way whose already numerous proven positive effects are promising. There are also some similarities and complements to the topic of self-leadership. All in all it is not only about leadership effectiveness, the range is further, it is about the potential development of individuals in organizations and their employability. This leads to the following research question:
What kind of contributions could a mindfulness and/or self-leadership training program make to the meaningful potential development of current and future leaders in organizations and their employability, especially in the context of VUCA, PAID and digitalization?

Keywords

Leadership, Self-leadership, Mindfulness, Employability, VUCA