Anja Elfrida Hald, PhD

Center for Meaning

Viktor Frankl Institute Denmark

The meaning psychology is about developing the sustainable human being, also in challenges and crises.

- Anja Elfrida Hald

Viktor Frankl Institute Denmark

Life is full of existential questions about the meaning of life

  • Who am I?
  • Why do I get up every day?
  • How do I find meaning in my life?
  • How do I relate meaningfully in challenges and crises?
  • What is the meaning with my job and the company?

Center for Meaning er et kompetenceudviklingshus, som hjælper med at finde svarene ved at sætte menneskets eksistens og søgen efter mening i centrum. Evnen til at finde mening i livet særligt i udfordringer og kriser har en stor positiv effekt på modstandskraften og mental sundhed.

Center for Meaning offers lectures, workshops, online courses and certification for organizations, associations, public and private companies.

Center for Meaning is an accredited member of the International Association for Logotherapy and Existential Analysis at the Viktor Frankl Institute Vienna in Austria.

Leaders who can develop meaning as intelligence and capital create growth because they can positively impact those they work with. Research shows that two factors are conducive to the experience of meaning at the workplace:

  • A leader’s personal perspective on the question of meaning Leadership development of meaning as intelligence and capital
  • Lederskabsudvikling af mening som intelligens og kapital i virksomheden

 It is about how you as a manager is able to achieve growth strategically, financially, and socially by inspiring people’s deepest meaning, values, and purpose and then creating a match between the experience of meaning in life and meaning in work.

It is correct that every company needs some kind of financial capital in order to succeed in the short run. However, in order for management to sustainably inspire in the long term, it also needs to pursue meaning as capital.

As a manager, you must support employees’ sense of meaning both in life and at work. You must be able to set the stage for individuals to spot meaningful answers to fundamental questions like:

  • What is the meaning of my life?
  • Why do I get up every day?
  • Is my work meaningful?
  • What is the meaning with the company?

Meaning as capital and intelligence is the fundamental basis of growth potential both within you as a leader and in the organization of which you are a part.

Meaning as capital and growth accelerator is a new paradigm, which asks us to radically change our way of thinking about the foundation and practices of management philosophy.

Can you as leader set the stage to find meaning in life and in the job?

Learn from the life-changing meaning psychology by Professor Viktor E. Frankl

Viktor Emil Frankl was Austrian professor of psychiatry and neurology. He developed the meaning psychology, Existential Analysis and Logotherapy,also called the Third Viennese School of Psychotherapy. Frankl was also a Holocaust survivor.

Lederskab med mening

My latest book that gives you as leader greater power of action

Meaning-Based Leadership

Become a ninja at developing meaningful work and a meaningful life in only twenty-seven days

Without a sense of meaning, we lose drive, focus, and direction.Research shows that the ability to find meaning reduces mental stress—and leads to fewer sick days, less frustration, and more fulfillment.

The book teaches leaders to unlock the secret to developing meaningful work and life. It is based on the life-changing meaning psychology Existential analysis, and Logotherapy by Professor Viktor E. Frankl.

What do readers say?

Testimonials from people who were enriched by Meaning-Based Leadership

As a reader, I am left with many answers to big questions for management and with energy to apply the answers in my everyday life. ‘Meaning’ is a central topic, and for all readers and leaders who are looking for both inspiration and instructions on how to start using the concept in everyday life, the book is a really good tool. I discovered through the book how the theory and Anja's examples inspired, to such an extent that my surroundings asked what book it was I was referring to so frequently. ‘Meaning-Based Leadership’ is for the leader who is facing some major changes, but an organization where understanding of meaning and commitment must be raised. The book is obvious to use in everyday life as a reference work and to support the development of new behavior in management and can also be used for self-management.
Peter Rydahl
"Meaning-Based Leadership" is an incredibly interesting book, which is about finding direction and meaning in both work and life. The reader is taken on an exciting journey, where you are enriched with knowledge that can be used for your own further reflection. Great book!
Anne Labich

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Meaning in life is about transformation by turning challenges and crises into strength, profit and energy

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