"We need managers, who are capable of running companies successfully. We need their vision, their creativity, their readiness to take action, their aggression, their charisma and their leadership qualities. Our society needs managers with all their positive and also negative characteristics. Without them we shall be unable to meet the economic challenges in a global world economy."
The authortakes up the cause of capable managers and is keen to provide new stimuli in the debate about the right manager profile. August-Wilhelm Scheer does this with reference to his own very personal experiences both with brilliant managers and with those, who have jeopardized companies though their various distinct weaknesses such as envy, their craving for recognition or by overestimating their own capabilities.
He takes a retrospective view on positive experiences as well as on those involving treachery, fraud and deception. His extremely practice-related analyses reflect 30 years as company founder as well as member and chairman of the supervisory councils of several companies within the growth intensive IT sector.