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Leadership Excellence Institute Zeppelin | LEIZ

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The Leadership Excellence Institute Zeppelin | LEIZ is a research, teaching and practice transfer institution of Zeppelin University. Its main topics relate to the work on the theory of Relational Economics and in particular to:


  • the governance of value-adding networks,
  • questions of business and leadership ethics and corporate culture,
  • the conditions for success of transcultural cooperation,
  • the economic/social conditions and consequences of disruptive technologies.

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Research Areas

To contribute to its mission and realize its vision, the Leadership Excellence Institute Zeppelin | LEIZ focuses on four core topics.

Foundations of Relational Economics

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Relational Economics is a political economy of the governance of economic transactions of modern societies. The Leadership Excellence Institute Zeppelin | LEIZ engages in this topic in various ways, thus making it accessible to students, researchers and organisations.

 
 
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Introduction to the Chair of Institutional Economics

The Chair of Institutional Economics & Transcultural Leadership, guided by Prof Dr Josef Wieland, supervises the topic of Relational Economics. Current focal areas are Relational Leadership, Transcultural Management, Corporate Governance and Shared Value Creation.

Contact: Chair of Institutional Economics & Transcultural Leadership

Wieland, Josef Prof Dr

Director Leadership Excellence Institute Zeppelin | LEIZ, Chair of Institutional Economics & Transcultural Leadership

 

Economic Psychology and Leadership Ethics

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Engaging in the field of Economic Psychology and Leadership Ethics, the Leadership Excellence Institute | LEIZ takes up the topic intensively. Students, researchers and organisations are given access to this using various formats.

 
 
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Introduction to the Chair Economic Psychology and Leadership Ethics

The Chair of Economic Psychology, led by Prof Dr Carmen Tanner, supervises the fields of Business Psychology and Leadership Ethics. Current focal areas are Behavioural Business Ethics, Corporate Culture, Moral Intelligence and (Dis)Honesty.

Contact: Chair of Economic Psychology and Leadership Ethics

Tanner, Carmen Prof Dr

Vice director Leadership Excellence Institute Zeppelin | LEIZ, Chair of Economic Psychology and Leadership Ethics


 

Transcultural Management

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This focus area deals with the conditions for success of transcultural cooperation and leadership in contexts of cultural complexity. Multi-year research, innovative teaching formats and transfer projects continuously develop and are implemented and networked on the Transcultural Caravan platform. The Transcultural Caravan is a hub for global thinking, exchange, learning and networking. 

Caravan | Photo Credit: Pixabay
Caravan | Photo Credit: Pixabay

Initiated and conducted by the Leadership Excellence Institute Zeppelin | LEIZ under the direction of Prof Dr Josef Wieland, the Caravan’s overarching goal is to tackle questions on a new type of leadership and ability to cooperate across cultural and disciplinary borders. To realise this, a wide range of different formats is implemented.

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Baumann Montecinos, Julika Dr

Head of Research Group “Transcultural Competence”


 

Governance of Disruptive Technologies

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Being confronted with technological advances disrupting the status quo, a paradigm shift on how to deal with the concomitting changes can be observed. The Leadership Excellence Institute Zeppelin | LEIZ builds on this by its work on the Governance of Disruptive Technologies in the Lake Constance region.


This work is channelled by the The Lake Constance Innovation Cluster Digital Transformation | BIC. It is based on the conviction that the Lake Constance region, as one of the most innovative technology regions in Europe, has extensive explicit and implicit knowledge about the framework conditions, consequences and, above all, opportunities in the context of the digital transformation. The BIC brings together research institutions, technology companies and other relevant stakeholders in the region.

Lake Constance Innovation Cluster Digital Transformation | Picture: Richard Behr
Lake Constance Innovation Cluster Digital Transformation | Picture: Richard Behr

The work of the BIC is based on empirical studies regarding the status, challenges and opportunities of digital transformation for companies in the Lake Constance region, which are conducted in biennial rhythm. Currentfocal areas of BIC are cybersecurity, digital sustainability management, lifelong learning and societal implications of artificial intelligence.

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Wiesmüller, Sabine

Head of the Innovation Laboratory
Lake Constance Innovation Cluster | BIC

 


Media Presence

Ranging from the Leadership Log to Interviews, Podcasts and Articles: The activities of the Leadership Excellence Institute Zeppelin | LEIZ are also covered in media.



Partners

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The Leadership Excellence Institute Zeppelin | LEIZ was initiated and has since 2012 been most generously supported by the Karl Schlecht Foundation (KSG). The Foundation was established in 1998 by the industrialist and philanthropist Karl Schlecht who had led his concrete-pump manufacturer Putzmeister to global success. Karl Schlecht Foundation.


Furthermore, the Leadership Excellence Institute Zeppelin | LEIZ has been supported intensively by a wide range of sponsors. Supporting especially the work on Transcultural Management and the Governance of Disrupting Technologies, the Leadership Excellence Institute Zeppelin | LEIZ builds its work on valuable partners.

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To fulfill its mission and realize its vision, the Leadership Excellence Institute Zeppelin | LEIZ is driven by a strongly committed team.

LEIZ Team

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Director of LEIZ and holder of the Chair of Institutional Economics

Wieland, Josef Prof Dr
Director Leadership Excellence Institute Zeppelin | LEIZ
Endowed Chair of Institutional Economics & Transcultural Leadership
Phone:+49 7541 6009-2261
Fax:+49 7541 6009-1299
Room:FAB 3 | 1.55
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Vice director of LEIZ and holder of the Chair of Economic Psychology and Leadership Ethics

Tanner, Carmen Prof Dr
Chair of Business Psychology and Behavioral Ethics at the Leadership Excellence Institute Zeppelin | LEIZ
Vice director Leadership Excellence Institute Zeppelin | LEIZ Chair of Economic Psychology and Leadership Ethics
Phone:+49 7541 6009-2271
Fax:+49 7541 6009-1499
Room:FAB 3 | 1.53
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Managing Director

Brand, Lennart Dr
Managing Director | Head of International Strategy
Leadership Excellence Institute Zeppelin | LEIZ
Phone:+49 7541 6009-1144
Fax:+49 7541 6009-1149
Room:FAB 3 | 1.69


Research Fellows


Baumann Montecinos, Julika Dr
Head of Research Group “Transcultural Competence” & Project Manager “Transcultural Caravan”
Leadership Excellence Institute Zeppelin | LEIZ
Phone:+49 7541 6009-2264
Room:FAB 3 | 2.67
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Fischer, Dominik Dr rer pol
Phone:+49 7541 6009-2262
Fax:+49 7541 6009-1499
Room:FAB 3 | 2.64
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Geraldo Schwengber, Jessica
Phone:+49 7541 6009-2265
Room:FAB 3 | 2.67


Köhler, Christopher Dr rer pol
Phone:+49 7541 6009-1337
Room:FAB 3 | 2.61


Stimmler-Caesmann, Diana
Phone:+49 7541 6009-2274
Room:FAB 3 | 1.67



Törner, Lukas
Research Fellow
Phone:+49 7541 6009-2266
Room:FAB 3 | 1.63


Wiesmüller, Sabine
Phone:+49 7541 6009-2266
Room:FAB 3 | 1.63


Witt, Nicole
Research Fellow | Chair of Business Psychology and Behavioral Ethics at the Leadership Excellence Institute Zeppelin | LEIZ
Vice director Leadership Excellence Institute Zeppelin | LEIZ Chair of Economic Psychology and Leadership Ethics
Phone:+49 7541 6009-2272
Room:FAB 3 | 1.67



Visiting Researchers


De Jongh, Derick | Visiting Researcher | derick.dejongh@up.ac.za


Kordesch, Ramona Dr | Visiting Researcher | ramona.kordesch@societasfutura.org

Marte, Angelica Dr | Visiting Researcher | avm@angelicavmarte.com | www.angelicavmarte.com

Heck, Andreas E.H. Dr oec | Visiting Researcher | andreas.heck@zu.de

LEIZ Advisory Board

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Dr hc Ernst Susanek (Chairman)

Honorary Chairman of the ZU Foundation

Dietmar Kokott
Former Senior Vice President of BASF SE
Foundation’s board of trustees of Wittenberg Center for Global Ethics

Prof Dr Klaus Mühlhahn Josef Wieland
President of Zeppelin University

Prof Dr Dr hc Klaus Leisinger
President of the Foundation Global Values Alliance

Prof hc Dipl-Ing Karl Schlecht
Chairman of the Karl Schlecht Foundation (KSG)

Dr. Norbert Copray
Philosopher and Theologian, Coach and Publicist