The Ongoing Work of the Three-Pillars-Community

The community behind Three Pillars is still very much alive and remains in close touch to continue learning from the journey and further advance the concept.


For instance, a number of the authors met for a workshop in October 2019 in beautiful Montalcino, Italy, to review the lessons learned during the development of Three Pillars since 2016.


Among the topics discussed were ideas and strategies for a follow-up book with examples and instruments for the application of the Three-Pillar-Model in organizations, as well as how to further refine the concept itself through individual experiences and feedback.

Coming Soon:
Three Pillars of Organization and Leadership in Disruptive and Critical Times –  Design and Implementation Using the 3-P-Model

After the development of the Three-Pillar-Model (abbreviated: 3-P-Model) in the previous book 'Three Pillars of Organization and Leadership in Disruptive Times’, the increased multi-professional author team explores now more and broader application cases for the model in the current VUCA world, also including global crisis situations such as the coronavirus pandemic.  The book will cover all sorts of organization now, that means private and public sector, NGOs, local and global governmental institutions, global organizations such as UN etc.  

For a recap: 

  • The first pillar – Sustainable Purpose – gives the direction. It creates the identity, the enthusiasm and the pride to be a part of something valuable – a company or institution – that solves a relevant problem in the world. It turns out to be even more crucial in the crises and to take more than before societal contributions into account. 

  • The second pillar – Travelling Organization - is the key to pace with the VUCA world, especially in situations of global crisis' where travelling is no longer only an option. All types of organization have continuously to swing with the development of markets, technologies and society, political environment, sciences, exploring the land, instead of clinging to established structures. 

  • The third pillar – Connecting Resources – makes the difference to Caesar’s and Taylor’s “divide et impera”. The synapses make the difference rather than the cells: The connections across sectors and geographies, between market opportunities and social demands, political frameworks and scientific recommendations, business processes and experts’ skills, formal responsibilities and flexible role concepts. 


These pillars contradict many of our organizational patterns to date and need effective transformational approaches. The articles – with all their different views and approaches - underline and concretize the relevance and applicability of the three pillars and, additionally, provide with helpful success factors. How well the 3-P-Model functions is shown in three areas:

  • Design Concepts using 3P: The authors show helpful concepts that are closely interlinked with the 3-P-model. Some concepts are new, some other concepts are well-proven but unfold new meaning and impact in their interlinkage with the 3-P-model.

  • Management and Leadership: This part is about implementing 3P, i.e. how to prepare, facilitate and track the application in the organization, in programs or projects, with practical examples of its impact on leadership and management, collaboration and communication.

  • Application Cases: Here the authors focus on their practical experiences in applying the 3-P-model to their projects or in analyzing the outcomes by means of the three pillars. They have provided us with new lessons learned and a lot of diverse take-aways.


The results will be comprehensively summarized and evaluated in a conclusion.

The Authors who Contributed to Three Pillars (Books 1 and 2)

An international and interdisciplinary team of more than 40 authors - practitioners, academics and consultants - worked together to develop the Three Pillars model. In the two books, each author presents the concept in a unique context, showing how the Three Pillars are relevant and applicable in a wide variety of fields, industries and organizations. The authors come from 5 continents, from over 15 countries and from about 40 different organizations, of which more than 15 are large global players.





The contributing authors are:

Markus Beer has been supporting managers and their teams in complex change processes as an internal and external change manager for more than 20 years.

Philipp Bosselmann works as an experienced Senior Management Consultant and Managing Director of SPROUT Consulting.

Tim Burmeister is a learning transformation manager for GP Strategies, with a focus on EMEA, working with large, global corporate clients.

Alberto Casagrande is actively involved in the angel investment ecosystem both in California where he is member of a 150 members angel community since 2016, and in Italy. For the last 15 years he has managed The Core Inc, a boutique firm devoted to strategic, ICT, and economic advisory.

Bernadette Cass is an organizational change consultant and executive coach. Much of her work today is accompanying leaders in their thinking as they grow and develop the organization. Bernadette is a regular speaker and presenter at International Coaching Week and International Supervision Week. Numerous publications and case studies.

James Chamberlain is the acting as Director of the Language Centre at the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences in Germany. He has studied, taught and worked in the US, UK, Israel, France and Germany.

Bob Dignen works as a director of York Associates, an organization that supports clients with leadership training, C-suite and executive coaching, international teambuilding, and consultancy on learning design to achieve better international results.

Giancarla Domini is an oenologist, now responsible for the wine production at La Mondianese.

Dieter Fellner is a qualified engineer for fundamental and theory in electrotechnics and biomedical engineering and has more than 30 years of professional experience in the area of the healthcare market.

John Gray worked in Canada for Mozilla and Munich Reinsurance Company and joined recently Munich Re’s Digital Finance unit in Munich.

Dieter Haselbach taught sociology in universities in Canada, England, Austria and Germany, worked as Managing Partner of ICG Culturplan, then Managing Partner of ICG Integrated Consulting Group Germany, now Business Partner in this company. Director of the Centre for Cultural Research in Berlin.

Volker Hische has been working as consultant, trainer and manager/managing director for more than 25 years in a global American technology company in several functions. He is an Associate Professor for the Human Capital Management MBA at Lake Constance Business School, and a Certified International Project Manager & Certified International Project Management Trainer, IPMA.

Nicole Hoenig de Locarnini is an executive consulting professional with one of the leading strategy firms focusing on organizations for the future and enabling lasting change.

Paul Hombach is a musician, Improv actor and science communicator living near Bonn.

Isabell Huschka worked in different HR-management functions in Foods and Automotive Industry after apprenticeship and academic studies (business administration). Now she is providing clients an outside perspective as a consultant.

Janina Kempf is a young professional who explores the intersection of international cooperation and digital development at GIZ (German development agency).

Michael U. Kempf is a self-employed experienced Senior Consultant, business partner of ICG and associated with further development and project partners.

Sebastian Kespohl is a managing director of a regulated financial institute in Bertelsman Group, providing payment services to ecommerce merchants, for small and medium businesses up to the big global players.

Daniel Kunstleben has been the managing director of FABIDO since 2017.

Frank Kühn is a self-employed experienced Senior Management Consultant, business partner of ICG and associated with further development and project partners.

Christal Lalla is a certified international sommelier with world-wide experiences.

Sharon Lalla has worked in industry and higher education for over thirty years, mostly at universities and colleges. In industry, she learned the importance of leadership, deadlines, project management, effective communication, and team building. Now she acts as CEO of PS2.

Susanne Marell is CEO of Hill+Knowlton Strategies in Germany.

Lilian Matischok supports as a freelancing consultant companies in holistic transformation of business strategy, product architecture and organization. She has been working in different roles for over 20 years at Robert Bosch GmbH in the Automotive and in the Industrial Technology business area.

Alfred Mevissen has been working as an European project manager at Novartis Pharma GmbH.  Since January 2019 he is the initiator of the European social political art project “Art moves Europe”.

Mersida Ndrevataj is an architect and urban planner, currently working on a PhD in Urban Planning and Public Policy at IUAV University of Venice. 

Reto Püringer is a Senior Program Manager at Zurich Insurance Company.

Benjamin Rausch is head of Digital Finance at Munich Re.

Ehssan Sakhaee is a passionate educator, engineer, philosopher and cartoonist, currently a lecturer and the Director of the UG Leadership Program at the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Sydney, Australia.

Fernando Sanabria is a Computer Engineer and Program Director with broad experience in managing complex global projects. He specializes in startup, development and implementation of international programs. Currently is working as Global IT Transformation Director at IWG.

Jürgen Scherer worked in Executive positions for global corporations in Germany and the US, namely FMCG company Henkel, Specialty Chemicals company Cognis and Industrial Packaging company Mauser. Since 2019 he is a Business Consultant & Coach with

Hannspeter Schmidt is a Psychologist PhD and Psychoanalyst and Psychotherapist. He has worked as assistant professor, trainer and supervisor for psychotherapists and psychoanalysts and additionally as psychological counsel in Cologne as well and as an independent management consultant.

Marie Theres Schmidt is a Director Level in the MedTech company Edwards.

Lisa Schulze is an educational expert in a number of day-care facilities of FABIDO (Family-complementary educational institutions for children in Dortmund), now working for personnel development at FABIDO.

Jan Sølvberg is a senior consultant and partner with Innotiimi-ICG (Integrated Consulting Group) and President of the Norwegian chapter of International Coaching Federation (ICF).

Thomas Thirolf is Head of Group Controlling at Munich Re.

Stefan Turnwald has been an experienced Functional Excellence and Learning & Development expert for more than 20 years in the pharmaceutical industry.

Jutta Wenzl is Head of Global HR at KraussMaffei Group.

Georg Wiesinger develops and realizes innovative products for interior design. After performing leading roles in re-search and industry, he founded his own company BPE GmbH.

Peter Wollmann works as a senior mentor, sparring partner, and catalyst for leaders in new roles and responsibilities and for organizations.

Julia Zirn is an experienced consultant and coach with cidpartners, a renowned organizational consultancy for the facilitation and implementation of strategy and change processes located in Bonn and Berlin.

We will continually keep you updated about what the Three Pillars community has been up to right here!