Leadership? Just a question of organization!

The consultants from Schirm & Collegen explain what to do if their own managers do not lead


"Our Executives do not Lead" is a phrase corporate consultants often hear. As the consultant Robert Wenner of Schirm & Collegen calls it the problem of 'leaderless executives', is also well known to medium-sized businesses. Together with Christof Schirm, RetoLedermann and Andreas Ostermai, Schirm & Collegen specialize in medium-sized companies and advise them on issues of strategy, organization and leadership.

"There are many reasons why managers and executives do not lead properly in the eyes of senior management," Wenner explains. According to him, the principle is that good leadership is a matter of organization. "Often the classic W-questions are neglected. Who does what until when? That just has to be very clear, "Wennercontinued."If that's not it, of course, that's also noticeable in the type of leadership," agrees Christof Schirm, owner of Schirm & Collegen.

Regardless of the organization, senior executives are another problem for business and management, as they were usually responsible for selecting those executives: "It does not matter if management decides to share their leadership skills or develop them accordingly We always advise you to critically question yourself, "explains RetoLedermann. "If you point a finger at the executives, you point all other fingers to yourself."

The realization that they are responsible for not leading their own executives is hard work for many of their customers, says Wenner: "But it's like this: Those who lead well also have leaders who lead them well". Andreas Ostermai gives the final tip:


"Corporate management must be aware of its own expectations and the specific requirements of its executives and, of course, communicate these to them." Furthermore, it is essential that individual goals be agreed for the individual areas of competence and that the departments communicate with one another.