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Good companies


As a young, ambitious and performance-hungry entrepreneur, Karl Schlecht has learned from good role models since 1958 until today as a managing director of KSG.

He also founded the LEIZ Institute at ZU for "Right Decisions" as a leadership excellence - based on Erich Fromm's character study - due to the success of the superior and exemplary Hans Liebherr. His outstanding life's work in the field of construction machinery etc. was due to the fact that he meant "Deciding the Right Way" when asked by Mr. Schlecht, his closest advisor for many years, the well-known auditor Rudolf Gocke from Bonn.

Here are some inspiring examples of leadership excellence, market-leading companies with sustained good profits.


  1. Atlas Copco,  a Swedish industrial group with international operations. With sales of EUR 10 billion in 2000, it made 1921% profit before tax. Annual report 2019.

  2. Trumpf GmbH, one of the world's largest suppliers of machine tools, is based in Ditzingen near Stuttgart. Managed by Mrs. Nicola Leibinger-Kammüller. Annual report 2019/20

  3. Alfred Kärcher SE & Co. KG  (Kärcher for short), a manufacturer of cleaning equipment and systems with headquarters in Winnenden, Baden-Württemberg. The family-owned company employs 13,500 people worldwide with a turnover of EUR 2.578 billion and is considered the world market leader. Review of the year 2019 Trumpf GmbH, one of the world's largest suppliers of machine tools, is based in Ditzingen near Stuttgart. Annual report 2019.

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