Posts byWilfried Seywald

Leadership requires a Knowledge of Human Nature

 “Influencing people and events positively”: That is what leadership is about, explained the management consultant and business coach Peter Baumgartner at the final panel discussion on “Leadership and fairness in times of crisis”. While good management consisted of “delegating” in earlier times, today leadership is a highly complex activity, emphasized burnout advisor Evelyne Hubert-Reitan at
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Nestlé emeritus advocates lifelong learning

“The most important thing in education is learning how to learn,” said Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, President Emeritus of the Board of Directors at Nestlé at the Economic Forum of the European Tolerance Talks in Fresach. The right attitude and the iron will to learn new things every day are ultimately more important for career prospects and
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Globalization compass presented in Fresach

For the Austrian Chamber of Labor, the corona pandemic has shown the limits of the globalized world. With lockdowns, the restriction of freedom of movement and new border controls in the middle of Europe, production routes were suddenly interrupted and just-in-time deliveries made impossible. Medicines and protective masks such as gloves were missing because their
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Man does not fulfill his Responsibility

Man has responsibility for the world: This can be deduced equally from the Bible, Torah and Koran. Representatives of the major religious communities agreed on this during the discussion “Beautiful world, ugly reality” within the framework of the European Tolerance Talks in 2021. Many problems of our time are related to the fact that humans
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Heinz Nussbaumer Tolerance Award Winner 2021

The journalist, author and editor of the weekly newspaper “Die Furche”, Heinz Nussbaumer (77), was awarded the European Tolerance Prize 2021 for democracy and human rights from the Austrian PEN Club and the city of Villach in Fresach on Thursday evening. Nussbaumer is a bridge builder and a “pilgrim in the sea of excited voices”,
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No Alternative to Ethics in Tourism

There is no alternative to ethical and sustainable business practices in tourism, tourism professionals of the younger generation are convinced of this. Economy for the common good could increasingly take the place of profit maximization. It takes time and patience, but in the end it pays off for everyone, explained destination expert Kerstin Dohnal on
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Fairness: The best Path to Success

Whether in your own environment, in politics, in business or in sports – fairness is an important basic principle for social coexistence and the best path to success. This was the conclusion of the opening discussion in the youth forum of the 7th European Tolerance Talks, which on Wednesday 19th May brought together experts from
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Fresach clears away “Pandemic Debris”

Tolerance in times of the pandemic – this means fairness and leadership are required. It is precisely when things are not going well politically or economically that the true character of people and systems becomes apparent. How and why we have to redefine advancing globalization will be discussed by experts at the 7th European Tolerance
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Valentin Wedl’s theses on a fair Globalization

In the run-up to the European Tolerance Talks 2021 in the Carinthian mountain village Fresach, the globalization expert of the Vienna Chamber of Labor, Valentin Wedl, initiated a political discussion about rethinking globalization and redesigning it so that it not only brings advantages for the large corporations and export markets, but becomes “fair for everyone”.
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Tolerance Talks 2021 in Hybrid Mode

The 7th European Tolerance Talks – “FAIRNESS – The New Globalization” – will take place this year from May 19-22, 2021 as planned. “However, the first day in Villach will only be able to take place online, as the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences is still in distance learning.” This was announced by Superintendent and
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Artificial Intelligence for more Fairness

Future thinker Max Thinius from Berlin said that citizens and society can find more fairness again with artificial intelligence. Digitization will lead to a new globalization, we will leave the industrial age and the alienation of our means of production behind us by thinking differently, digitally and networked. More on pressetext.
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Jochen Wollmert: Fairness always pays off

“Just like in sport, we should do it in daily life. Fairness and respect always pay off in the end,” appealed the multiple table tennis world champion and Paralympics winner Jochen Wollmert during an online discussion on Wednesday evening on the occasion of the program presentation of the European Tolerance Talks 2021. The topic of
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Covid-19 and the Globalization

A virus, of all things, has given globalization critics, right-wing populists and supporters of isolationist politics new tailwind. Trump’s America and Johnson’s Great Britain prepared the ground for a climate of exclusion, demarcation and containment – and thus caused new signs of decline. Even if there is an economic boom after the end of the
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Roger de Weck to appear in Fresach

Bruno Kreisky Prize winner Roger de Weck has agreed to come to the European Forum of the European Tolerance Talks on May 20, 2021 in Fresach to discuss his award-winning book “The Power of Democracy. An answer to the authoritarian reactionaries” (Suhrkamp). In it, the well-known Swiss author and honorary doctorate from the Universities of
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Seyran Ateş claims absolute Equality

The well-known Turkish-German lawyer and women’s rights activist Seyran Ateş opened the European Tolerance Talks 2021 in the Carinthian mountain village Fresach with a brilliant and emotional speech. She called for “absolute equality without changing roles and at eye level for all people: this goal should drive us all to finally achieve a fair society”.
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Review on the Utopia of Travel

One session at the Tourism Forum Villach on May 27th was devoted to the “utopia of travel”. Our author and speaker Ingrid Thurner, prevented from attending on Pentecost for health reasons, has now added her contribution. She asks whether travel under the Corona regime can work. And whether the retreat from the distance into a
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Character Weakness causes Managers to fail

“If managers fail, it is often due to basic character traits. These people fail as managers because they do not sufficiently integrate employees, do not create a positive working atmosphere and thus misinterpret many things.” With this assessment, Herbert Unterköfler, Managing Director at Korn Ferry Vienna, caused a lively discussion at the closing panel of
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Epic: Tolerance Talks breaking new Ground

New territory and experiment at the same time – the 6th European Tolerance Talks 2020 in Carinthia were a milestone for organization, contributors and the public. The three-day dialogue forum was frequented by well over 3,000 visitors online after the museum was only partially accessible on site. All sessions and panel discussions are available on
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Tolerance Award 2020 for Erna Pfeiffer

Latin America translator Erna Pfeiffer (67) was awarded the European Tolerance Prize 2020 for Democracy and Human Rights by the Austrian PEN Club and the city of Villach on Thursday evening in Fresach. In her texts and translations, the author manages to break through seemingly insurmountable language barriers so that a dialogue can arise, the
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Corona paves the way for mass tourism

Corona is an opportunity to redefine travel and put it in a planetary context. Now that the tourism industry is at a standstill, a move away from insatiable mass tourism and the destruction of the environment is possible. With this statement, “travel philosopher” Klaus Kufeld opened the discussion on the tourism forum of the 6th
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Heinzlmaier: Politics has lost Connection with Youth

“Young people are not politically disinterested, but only extremely critical when it comes to the political-institutional apparatus. They have lost touch on the level of communication and content.” With this assessment, the Viennese youth researcher Bernhard Heinzlmaier sparked an exciting discussion at the 6th European Tolerance Talks. The online chat with politicians and climate activists
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Tolerance Talks start on Wednesday 9 a.m.

Blackout, lockdown or exodus – no matter what terms are used to describe the current corona crisis: We will have to live with the devastating consequences for culture, economy and society for a long time to come. How we deal with this and what opportunities there are in the crisis are the subject of the
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Corona gefährdet Green Deal

The corona pandemic is likely to affect industry and economy more severely than expected – with long-term consequences for people and the environment. If the stress on the economy becomes too great, not only the desired ‘green deal’, but the entire society will be left behind,” warns Norbert Zimmermann, Chairman of the SBO Supervisory Board
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A little deceleration would be good

ORF report moderator Susanne Schnabl-Wunderlich spoke with Günther Apfalter, Head of Europe of the Austro-Canadian car supplier Magna-Steyr. What lessons he learned from the Corona crisis, why he wants to rethink our behavior and striving for even more economic growth, why politics must finally decide in the climate crisis, fear is a bad advisor and
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Pandemic shows Vulnerability of Society

“The corona pandemic brutally exposes the vulnerability of people and our society and radically exacerbates existing social opposites,” says psychotherapist and author Wolfgang Martin Roth, who will participate in the discussion on May 28th “Community: Strategies Against Selfishness”. Before, in a talk with news agency pressetext he highlighted the consequences of the virus-related exodus from
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Good Leadership is not a Commandership

The secret of good corporate governance is not the top of a hierarchy, but democratic structures at all levels. The switch to home office in the wake of the Corona crisis has clearly shown: “We are experiencing the exact opposite of ‘command economy’. The rapid switch was usually initiated ‘from above’, but the effort of
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Tolerance Talks 2020 organized Online

The European Tolerance Talks 2020 will take place online this year, the entire program will be carried out as planned from May 27th to 29th – but virtually. “The Board of the Tolerance Talks made this decision on Wednesday after Easter at a video session,” said the Carinthian superintendent and chairman of the organizer Denk.Raum.Fresach,
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Corona Virus shows Importance of Travel

Traveling and exploring foreign countries is essential for people. Throughout its history, mankind has felt the urge to move to new places. The corona virus is now putting a stop to this. It shows the importance of travel and forces tourism to reflect on itself, explains the German travel philosopher Klaus Kufeld in an interviews
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Frugalness is becoming more important

If something should change, we have to price natural consumption, demands climate researcher Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker. The opening speaker in Fresach talks about why he doesn’t think the sustainability agenda is sustainable and it is childish to define his happiness only by the volume of possessions in an interview with the magazine “Die Wirtschaft”.
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Pausing during the Crisis

If nothing works anymore, radical change is required. This applies more than ever today. But negative experiences alone are not enough as an incentive. “For a new start, you also need a symbol, that is, the idea of ​​a way that could be better in the future than today,” says psychotherapist and Viktor Frankl award
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Recipes against “Predator Capitalism”

Cooperative management instead of predator capitalism: This is the vision of leadership expert Patrick D. Cowden for the company of the future. “In the existing economic system, people do not play a role because only pure efficiency counts. Only if we work together and for each other can we create a truly sustainable world,” Cowden
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Program 2020 presented in Klagenfurt

Accompanied by numerous cooperation partners, this year’s program of the European Tolerance Talks was presented on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, in the state government’s mirror hall in Klagenfurt. Program director Wilfried Seywald spoke of a very ambitious and diverse program despite halving the budget due to the expiry of the LEADER program funding. http://www.fresach.org Carinthia’s
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Ways out of Digital Slavery

With the biblical exodus from Egypt, the Israelites linked the hope for a better life in peace, freedom and prosperity. The digitized society is also looking for ways out of profit-driven slavery – with environmental destruction, climate change and global migration flows as consequences. International experts, poets and thinkers will find out what options Europe
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Evolution: Climate crisis as an Opportunity

Man-made climate change has triggered a crisis that has brought tremendous changes, but which also allows Europe to grow, innovate and break new ground. But to face the challenges, the old continent must allow new diversity in society and culture. That was the basic tenor of the panel discussion on the program presentation of the
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Exodus or Exitus: What will happen with Europe?

Club Carinthia invites you to the Tolerance Talks 2020 preview – The radical changes in the economy and environment are forcing people to rethink their tried and tested ways of life and behavior. Large cities as well as rural regions are affected by climate change, with serious consequences for the entire food and energy production.
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