Werner Erhard has been creating transformational models and applications for individuals and organizations for over 40 years. Werner Erhard is considered a leading thinker in academic and corporate communities and is currently engaged in rigorous examination and presentation of his ideas. As a creator of models he provides new paradigms to thinkers and practitioners in fields as diverse as philosophy, business, education, psychotherapy, third world development, medicine, conflict resolution, and community building. Werner Erhard has lectured at universities and schools such as Harvard University, The University of Rochester, Erasmus Academie, University of Southern California, and MIT’s Sloan School of Management.
BEING A LEADER AND THE EFFECTIVE EXERCISE OF LEADERSHIP
An Ontological / Phenomonological Model
If there ever was a time for a new model of leadership, that time is now. The new Leadership Course created by Werner Erhard, Professor Michael C. Jensen, Steve Zaffron, and Kari Granger will acquaint participants with a new approach to leadership; a new and unique model of leadership based on access to leadership (being a leader) and integrity. Read More
The Handbook for Teaching Leadership
Knowing, Doing, and Being
Harvard University’s 2011 publication of The Handbook for Teaching Leadership, edited by thought leaders Scott Snook, Nitin Nohria and Rakesh Khurana includes a chapter written by Werner Erhard, Michael C. Jensen and Kari Granger. The editors write, “In a highly provocative chapter titled “Creating Leaders", this eclectic group of scholars argues for adopting a decidedly ontological approach to leadership education that promises to leave students actually being leaders.” Read More
New Paradigms for Performance
The Barbados Group is committed to creating a new paradigm of performance. The Group is an international group of scholars, consultants and practitioners who were brought together by Werner Erhard. The working name for this new paradigm is "The Ontological Foundations of Performance." This new paradigm is based on the fundamental proposition that the performance of an individual, group or organization is a correlate of the way the world in which, and on which, that entity is performing "occurs" for that entity. This new paradigm also offers access to this "occurring" through a specific use of a distinct aspect of language.
The first publication in book form to come out of the Barbados Group’s exploration and the tenants of “The Ontological Foundations of Performance” is Three Laws of Performance, the 2009 best selling book by Steve Zaffron and Dave Logan. Read More
"INTEGRITY: A POSITIVE MODEL THAT INCORPORATES THE NORMATIVE PHENOMENA OF MORALITY, ETHICS, AND LEGALITY"
Academic Paper in Progress
Werner Erhard and Professor Michael Jensen define integrity and discuss their research linking integrity and personal and corporate performance. They address integrity in a developing academic paper, whose primary purpose is to present a positive model of integrity that provides a powerful access to increased performance for individuals, groups, organizations, and societies.
This academic paper was initially presented at the Gruter Institute Conference on Values in June 2006. Since then it has been presented over 40 times, most recently at the Social Innovation Research Seminar Series, at INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France, March 16, 2009. Read More
"PUTTING INTEGRITY INTO FINANCE: A PURELY POSITIVE APPROACH" by Werner Erhard - Independent, Michael C. Jensen - Harvard Business School; Social Science Electronic Publishing (SSEP), Inc.; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)
Abstract: We summarize our new positive theory of integrity that has no normative content, and argue that there are large gains from putting integrity into finance – into both the theory and practice of finance. We define integrity as being whole and complete and unbroken. We argue that if finance scholars, teachers and practitioners take this approach to applications in finance there are huge gains to be achieved. - read more at SSRN
The Mastery Foundation
The Mastery Foundation is a non-profit, volunteer, interfaith organization established in 1983. The work of the Mastery Foundation is to create new conversations and possibilities for the future in the areas of peace and reconciliation, interfaith ministries and community empowerment.
In 1983, Werner Erhard accepted the request of the newly formed Mastery Foundation to consult in the creation of a transformational program for those who minister and serve others. Since then, he has continued to donate his expertise and services to the Mastery Foundation, at times developing new program material and leading courses.
At the October 2006 Mastery Foundation School for Leadership inauguration which took place in Northern Ireland, Werner Erhard presented a new model of integrity upon which the foundation of the new school was based.
The Eranos Foundation
The Eranos Foundation was founded in the 1930’s to provide a point of contact and opportunity for discussion for thinkers from disparate fields of knowledge ranging from depth psychology and comparative religion to history, literary criticism and folklore. The yearly conferences or "Tagungs" were frequented by luminaries like Jung, Martin Buber, Henry Corbin, D.T. Suzuki and others. The Foundation continues to bring together thought leaders such as Werner Erhard who can serve the cause of cultural awakening, deepening vision, and the integration of the inner life of mind and spirit with the outer life of action.
A BREAKTHROUGH IN INDIVIDUAL AND SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION
Presentation By Werner Erhard At The Eranos Conference 2006
18 June 2006
"While I was asked to speak about individual and social transformation, I will start by talking about knowing.
"Think of the circle I have drawn here as containing all knowledge. The circle is divided into three sections. The first section of all knowledge is called, 'What I know that I know'" We all know what to do with what we know that we know – we put it to use. The next section of all knowledge is called, 'What I know that I don’t know.' Again, we all know what to do with what we know that we don’t know – we learn. Finally, there is this vast remaining section of all knowledge called, "What I don’t know that I don’t know." What to do about what we don’t know that we don’t know is something of a dilemma. And, what we don’t know that we don’t know about human beings is an important question when it comes to individual and social transformation. Read the full article...
Transformation: The Life and Legacy of Werner Erhard
The est Training, Werner Erhard and his work and the ideas, all put into perspective through the dozens of stories told by numerous professional and academic experts. Watch the full documentary here.
Werner Erhard on the Internet
Werner Erhard is the 10th Top Author out of 202,966 based on total new downloads
Werner Erhard at Dartmouth University Geisel School of Mediciine
Werner Erhard speaks to Kennedy School students on his latest work: "Why We Do What We Do: A New Model Providing Actionable Access to the Source of Performance."
Harvard Business School, Working Knowledge, First Look: February 28, 2012: Creating Leaders: An Ontological/Phenomenological Model
Werner Erhard creates and shares new models and paradigms with great thinkers and universities around the world.
A Business Conference -
May 8, 2008