The new generation of managers – Young top managers put the old grey man under pressure with charisma, audacity and cleverness. But can anyone learn this or is such a character innate?

This survey aims to evaluate which character image a manager should have. This survey is part of a recent study I am conducting. The article is scheduled to appear in the Journal of Organizational Development in September.

Authentic management is described as mindset, behavior, or personal attitude. Managers are often concerned with the character that is supposed to be decisive for success. A character can be described with the Big Five (also five-factor model). To each dimension is briefly explained in a more concise way:

  • Openness: The willingness to engage with to deal with new issues in an unbiased way
  • Conscientiousness: Self-control and accuracy of a person
  • Extraversion: Setting in handling with other people
  • Tolerance: The adaptation and Ability to understand other people.
  • Neuroticism: Emotional and psychological strength of a person

Participation for top managers from 50 people. Thank you!

Survey link (survey ended)


I blog about the impact of digitalization on our working environment. For this purpose, I present content from science in a practical way and show helpful tips from my everyday work. I am a manager in an SME myself and I wrote my doctoral thesis at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg at the chair of IT Management.

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