- September 11, 2019
On September 11, 2019, the Aspen Institute Germany in cooperation with Dussmann das KulturKaufhaus hosted a book presentation and discussion with Insa Klasing, Co-Founder and CEO of TheNextWe. Insa Klasing talked about her new book “The 2-Hour Boss: More Time and Success with the Autonomy Principle” (“Der 2-Stunden-Chef: Mehr Zeit und Erfolg mit dem Autonomie-Prinzip.“) In an interview with Rüdiger Lentz, Executive Director of the Aspen Institute Germany, and after words of welcome by Catherine von Fürstenberg-Dussmann, Insa Klasing discussed how to achieve more with less leadership. A horseback riding accident forced the then head of KFC in the DACH region to take an unforeseen break and gave Insa Klasing the opportunity to give her employees the autonomy to make free decisions. She found that both her employees and she as CEO benefited from the 2-hour leadership. Catherine von Fürstenberg-Dussmann further provided interesting input on the feasibility of “2-hour leadership” in a large company and rounded off the lively discussion on leadership requirements in the modern workplace.