Analytical Methods

A scientifically informed leadership style analysis, carried out by the Berlin INQUA Institute of coaching and personnel development, brings the strengths and development areas of the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, to the point. The federal election is around the corner and everyone is talking about our Chancellor. We took this as an opportunity to analyze the leadership of Angela Merkel with the high profiling ‘s biography-analytical procedure. Summarized on the main evaluation revealed the following priorities in the guide profile of Chancellor: the leadership of Angela Merkel is characterized by a value-conservative, Protestant puritanisches worldview. Their leadership is characterized by loyalty, discipline, commitment and humility.

In terms of the Protestant ethic, suppresses emotions rather, accepted authorities as God-given, less spur innovation, preserves existing. The Chancellor has many strong leadership skills. It is performance-oriented strong communication, disciplined, loyal and modest. Angela Merkel reported open about their experiences in childhood and later experiences in the interview sources consulted for the analysis. While she stays in a while colourful portrayal, but she herself occupies a critical reflective position on these stories. Sense of duty and commitment are above their own needs. This attitude can affect negatively on the one hand on their work-life balance. On the other hand, she will meet their employees with a high expectation as an Executive.

The here presented assessment of leadership competencies is based on the evaluation of published interview sequences, where the Chancellor about their own leadership experiences from their own parents, told from their past. Through an interdisciplinary team of experts, hypotheses about the expression of Angela Merkel’s leadership competencies were based on this text after a scientific process of qualitative social research formed. The method is based on the assumption that human thought and behavior patterns arise from our history and manifest themselves in mostly subconscious core beliefs, values, and beliefs. According to the way in which we talk about their own experiences, and draw conclusions on our social behaviour can be connected. This is seen for example, if Mrs Merkel tells of her childhood. After an illness, she had to stay another three days in bed and eat water slime. “You interpreted this not very cordial education form in the following ways: what was necessary was with all his strength also pulled through.” (Muller Valenzuela, H., 2004: Angela Merkel.) My way) here is clear, as is a belief in childhood later reflected many years in Mrs Merkel’s leadership profile. The complete analysis is available at the following link (www.inqua-institut.de/ tl_files/inqua/dokumente/Merkel_Analyse.pdf) available. (Dr. Martin Hammed, InQua Institute of coaching and) Staff development, Berlin)