The Karl Schlecht Foundation

What does the Karl Schlecht Foundation do?

The Karl Schlecht Foundation is a non-profit foundation with a focus on "Good Leadership". Its guiding principle is to strengthen good leadership in business and society through humanistic values. Against this backdrop, it promotes the holistic, value-oriented personal development of young people and aspiring managers.

The Karl Schlecht Foundation (KSG) has been supporting the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) since 2020 with the establishment and implementation of the "Leadership Talent Academy" (LTA) and since 2022 with the "Leadership Talent Lab".

Who is behind the Karl Schlecht Foundation?

The Karl Schlecht Foundation was established in 1998 by Prof. h.c. Dr. h.c. Dipl.-Ing. Karl Schlecht. The founder is the founder of the concrete pump manufacturer Putzmeister, which was a pioneer in the development of future-oriented plastering systems and concrete pumps. Among numerous other awards, Karl Schlecht also received the Innovation Award of the KIT Institute for Technology and Management in Construction as well as the KIT Medal of Merit.

What is the vision of the Karl Schlecht Foundation?

Vision is a trust-building leadership culture that puts people at the center. The central prerequisite for good leadership is a mature and creative personality with a distinctive ethical attitude. It is about personality development based on humanistic values - with the goal of strengthening young leadership and entrepreneurial personalities and motivating them to courageously surpass themselves again and again on the path to their vision. True to the motto: "Always in search of the good par excellence."

Good leadership is based on the "Leadership Trio" formulated by founder Karl Schlecht:

  1. Trust 
  2. Decide correctly 
  3. Love of DOING

Below you can see a film by the founder of the foundation, Prof. h.c. Dr. h.c. Dipl.-Ing. Karl Schlecht, on the subject of the Karl Schlecht Foundation (KSG) "Building Trust in Business" on the occasion of the "Year of Trust":

Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
Prof. h.c. Dr. h.c. Dipl.-Ing. Karl Schlecht (Founder of the Karl Schlecht Foundation) with robot ARMA-6

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