Timo Meynhardt

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Timo Meynhardt

Timo Meynhardt (born 14 July 1972 in Rudolstadt) is a German psychologist and business economist. Since October 2015, he has been holding the Dr. Arend Oetker Chair of Business Psychology and Leadership at HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management. Furthermore, he is the managing director of the Center for Leadership and Values in Society at the University of St. Gallen. From 2013 to 2015, he held the Chair of Management at the Leuphana University in Lüneburg.



Meynhardt studied psychology at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, at the Oxford Brookes University (under Michael Argyle), and in Beijing, graduating from the Jena University as a M.A. in psychology (Diplompsychologe). He held a scholarship from the Study Foundation of the German People (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes). In 2003 he obtained his Doctorate at the University of St. Gallen. In 2013 he received a habilitation from the same university, qualifying as a lecturer (Venia Legendi) in business economics with a special focus on organizational and personnel management. From 1999 until 2007 he worked as a practice expert at McKinsey & Company, Inc. in Berlin. He is co-founder and chairman of the non-profit association Forum Gemeinwohl. [1]

Meynhardt is married and has two daughters and a son.

Research interests

In his research, Meynhardt combines psychological and business management topics:

Diagnostic tools

To date, Meynhardt has developed three social science diagnostic methods:


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  1. Forum Gemeinwohl e.V. Website
  2. Public Value: Common Good and the Society. Movie by the University of St. Gallen.
  3. Gemeinwohl Schweiz Website with GemeinwohlAtlas
  4. Gemeinwohl Deutschland Website with GemeinwohlAtlas
  5. Public Value Atlas Leipzig Website
  6. Kirchgeorg, Manfred; Meynhardt, Timo; Pinkwart, Andreas; Suchanek, Andreas; Zülch, Henning: Das Leipziger Führungsmodell: The Leipzig Leadership Model. 2. überarb. und erw. Aufl. Leipzig: HHL gGmbH, HHL Academic Press, 2017. ISBN   978-3-9818509-2-5 ISBN   978-3-9818509-3-2 (EPUB) ISBN   978-3-9818509-4-9 (PDF)
  7. Meynhardt, Timo; Neumann, Paul; Christandl, Fabian: Sinn für das Gemeinwohl. In: Harvard Business Manager 2018, p. 66–71.
  8. Timo Meynhardt: The Leipzig Leadership Model – Finding purpose through contributing, TEDx Talk, June 13, 2018. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQ5vUrC4kP0
  9. Meynhardt, Timo: Wertwissen: Was Organisationen wirklich bewegt. Münster: Waxmann, 2004
  10. "Home". meinkompetenzprofil.de.
  11. Meynhardt, Timo: «Mein Kompetenzprofil» – Stärken erkennen und Selbstlernprozesse anstoßen. In: Durch Coaching Führungsqualitäten entwickeln. Zürich: Versus Verlag, 2012, S. 151–168. - ISBN   978-3-03909-125-6.
  12. Meynhardt, Timo: Werkzeugkiste: 37. Public Value Scorecard (PVSC). In: OrganisationsEntwicklung. Zeitschrift für Unternehmensentwicklung und Change Management 2013, Nr. 4, S. 79–83.
  13. 1 2 "Business Psychology and Leadership". HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management. Retrieved 2023-03-30.