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

This survey aims to evaluate what character image a manager should have. This survey is part of a current study that I am doing. The article is due to appear in the magazine for organizational development in September.

Authentic management is described as a mindset, behavior or personal attitude. For this reason, managers are often concerned with the character that should be decisive for success. A character can be described using the Big Five (also known as the five-factor model). To the Each dimension is briefly explained for better understanding:

  • Openness: The willingness to deal with deal with new issues impartially
  • Conscientiousness: self-control and accuracy of a person
  • Extraversion: attitude in dealing with other people
  • Compatibility: 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 influence of digitalization on our working world. For this purpose, I provide content from science in a practical way and show helpful tips from my everyday professional life. I am an executive in an SME and I wrote my doctoral thesis at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg at the Chair of IT Management.

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