Charlotte Förster

Charlotte Förster
Technische Universität Chemnitz · Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Junior Professorship of European Management,

Doctor of Business Administration


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Skills and Expertise
April 2016 - July 2019
Technische Universität Dresden
Field of study
  • Leaders' resilience


Publications (12)
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Healthcare institutions have been under pressure for years now, climaxing in the COVID-19 crisis. Even if they are not operating at a trouble spot of the current COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare leaders need to be highly resilient to remain effective as well as staying healthy themselves. The purpose of this study is to shed light on healthcare leader...
Krisen gehören zum (Organisations)Leben dazu – das ist uns seit dem Ausbruch der COVID-19-Pandemie Anfang 2020 noch einmal besonders deutlich vor Augen geführt worden. Diese Pandemie mit ihrem wechselhaften Auf- und Abflachen der Infektionszahlen fordert ausnahmslos alle - Mitarbeitende, Führungskräfte, Organisationen und die gesamte Gesellschaft -...
Minimizing financial losses, ensuring employee safety, and leading virtually are just a few challenges leaders have faced during the COVID-19 crisis. To cope effectively with such circumstances and stay healthy, leaders need a high degree of resilience. Our chapter aims to provide insights into the functioning and promotion of leaders’ resilience....
Wie können sich Führungskräfte in Zeiten anhaltenden Wandels, zunehmender Komplexität und großer Unsicherheit gegen Überforderung und psychische Krankheiten, wie Burnout, schützen? Das Konzept der individuellen Resilienz bietet hier einen wichtigen Ansatzpunkt. Auf Basis einer umfassenden Interviewstudie identifizieren wir individuelle und situativ...
Conference Paper
Leaders in our present economy are permanently confronted with change; they must cope with critical developments and rapidly respond to unexpected events. To remain healthy leaders needs to be resilience. To give a coherent picture of the current state of research, structure the existing knowledge and identify major research gaps, we conducted a sy...
Can the boss take the heat? Is he or she tough enough for the job? Can they take it, endure the pressure, tolerate or stand up to it? Although we know that resilient leaders are essential for a healthy and efficient workforce, the resilience of leaders itself is still largely unexplored. Our study aims to identify distinctive resilience factors in...
Conference Paper
Although the positive influence of individual resilience on the psychological welfare and outcome is known, leaders’ resilience remains largely unexplored. Our study aims at the identification of distinctive influencing factors of leaders’ resilience and, thus, may help to close the existing research gap. We interviewed 27 leaders from various indu...


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Projects (2)
In today’s increasingly complex and turbulent business world, organizations need to develop resilience capabilities. At the same time, organizations are also becoming increasingly complex in terms of their composition and the diversity of their members. The objective of this project was to highlight the phenomenon of resilience in the context of work-and organization-related diversity and explore how to develop resilience at individual, team and organizational level of analysis.
Within the scope of a practice-oriented research project at the TU Dresden (Technische Universität Dresden), we are still looking for leaders and/or cooperating companies interested in the topic of leaders’ resilience. Resilience, in this context, means psychological resistance, i.e. the ability to handle stress, risks and challenges. Resilience has emerged as key concept regarding the handling of work-related stress and is growing in importance, especially in the human resource and strategic management. Based on our qualitative study and our literature review (, we are working on a quantitative study (online survey) of that topic. For this purpose, we created two samples: a German sample and an international sample. For the German sample, we already convinced 204 leaders to participate. Further, there are also companies that are interested in a smaller subsample including a company-specific evaluation of their leaders’ resilience. For the international sample, we aim on a broader sample including various nationalities. Participants will receive my study results to this topic as well as their personal Resilience Score. The survey is for sure anonymous and will take, approximately, 15 minutes and is accessible through the following link: (English version). (German Version). Concerning my background: I am a PhD student and research associate from a German university, namely the technical university of Dresden. Since I am now in my final stage of studies, I have already researched the topic of leaders’ resilience for four years and will also continue after finishing my PhD. I am working on several projects that are connected to (leaders’) resilience. For more details, take a look on my research profile: Thank you for your interest. Kind Regards Charlotte Förster