The Holistic Management Model©

There are two axes within the Holistic Management Model

The horizontal axis t reflects the dimension of time. T-1 marks the past, t+1 the future. The optimal state t0 is the "most current present time", the "here and now".

The vertical axis e represents the dimension of energy. The ideal state of e0 is a well-balanced, flowing energy resource. In e+1, the energy is too liquefied, too volatile, too mobile. In contrast, in e-1 energy is too thickened, too rigid, too solid, too immobile.

The characterization of a business described as the state of the optimum can be found at the intersection point of both axes. The ideal business is flowing in the here and now.




Based on this model, 5 states can be described, with the business being outside of its balance in 4 of these states. Knowing the state of the business allows one to derive various action strategies, so that the business can be replaced into its 5th state, the ideal state.

If the business is placed in the upper quadrant, it generally lacks the power to implement company goals, ideas and projects — a lack of output, whereas in the lower quadrant the business possesses too few impulses for action, ideas, innovation and "actionism" — a lack of input.

Outside of balance, of evenness, the business overlooks the demands of the present time, the moment, the genuine reality and sees only the one constructed in the mind.

Metaphorically speaking, one can draw an analogy to the three different aggregate states of water. [Steam (gas) Water (liquid) Ice (solid) ]




Description of the Status-Quo

= Optimum Ideal State
t0 e0

At the present moment, in the here and now,
energy is balanced, focused, centered

The business is strong, stable, flexible and mobile at the same time
resting at its center
open and ready for change
inspirational, visionary, intuitive, innovative
setting trends, pioneer spirit, entrepreneurship
active from within
Illusion t+1 e+1 Focus on future things
Energy too fluid, not bundled, leaking
The business has 1000 ideas, but no implementation
it lacks grounding, sense of reality
Potential is in danger of being blown away, lifting off, puffing away
Refuge t+1 e-1 Focus on future things
Energy heavy, dense, rigid
The business flees into the future
"It will be better tomorrow" or fear of the future
(horror scenario, pessimism)
too much brooding, worrying about what could happen in the future
at the same time unable to act, only reacting
Lethargy t-1 e-1 Focus on past things
Energy heavy, dense, rigid

The business is oriented towards the past
stuck in tradition and old thinking patterns
mourning old times, "Everything was better in the old days"
no ideas, no motivation, no vision
feeling of confinement, unable to move, inability to act

Driven Hunt
t-1 e+1 Focus on past things
Energy is too fluid, not bundled, leaking

The business is too much in its head, in thoughts, in the immaterial
day dreaming, being stuck in past memories while the present time is galloping away
always a bit too slow, running after opportunities and trends


Model Assumptions

Basic prerequisites for the understanding of the Holistic Management Model are the following model assumptions:

  • Hermetic Law - as within so without, as above so below.
  • Mutual relativity.
    Everything is connected, is inseparably tied to each other and is in mutual exchange.
  • Being in balance is the natural state of being.
    By nature, humans long for harmony and unity and want to return to their center as soon as they have distanced themselves from it.
  • Healing happens on its own.
    Healing cannot be “made”. It happens without pressure and without massive effort. It can only be actuated; the remaining process happens naturally.
  • Panta rhei.
    Everything is in flow and subject to constant change.
  • Growth, development and personal self-development are desirable.
  • Irritation shapes differences and leads to learning effects.
  • Performance, joy and learning are in a triangular relationship.
  • Energy follows attention.
  • Matter begins in the mind.
  • The mind can be trained and transformed.
  • There is a higher universal power.
  • Awareness and mindfulness are the key.