The phenomenological perspective 2017-10-19T15:25:18+01:00

The phenomenological
perspective on leadership

The phenomenological perspective consists primarily of a clear and unimpeded representation of what we observe. For example, the meaning of what is perceived in an organization or in an advisory interview is no longer contested. You let it work on you as it appears. This creates a special precision, strength and effect.

We no longer look for the causes of today’s problems in the past. And we are no longer looking for solutions in the future. We assume that only the present brings freedom and maturity.

This vision is implemented by Bert Hellinger in his work and is conceptually developed further by Wilfried Nelles, also for application in society and organization. It is a view that closely correlates with Theory U and provides a new perspective for many challenges that are a feature of the institutional crises we often perceive: dealing with complexity, with crisis and the need to create innovation and sustainability.


“We can only see and acknowledge what appears. Everything else is mere thought, mere theory, and unreal. That which appears is infinite – infinitely far, infinitely manifold, and infinitely deep. The more and deeper we enter into the phenomenal reality that emerges, and let it affect us and touch us, the more and deeper we experience the world – and at the same time ourselves.”

Wilfried Nelles