Prof. Dr. Michael Bordt SJ

Michael Bordt SJ is a member of the Jesuit Order and teaches at the Munich School of Philosophy. After his doctorate at Oxford University, a research fellowship at Princeton University and his habilitation at the University of Fribourg, he researched and taught in the field of ancient philosophy and philosophical anthropology. In 2005, the University Senate elected him as its president.

In 2011, together with Johannes Lober, he founded the Institute for Philosophy and Leadership to offer consulting, guidance and workshops for executives in top positions at large medium-sized companies and corporations such as the BMW Group, Deutsche Börse AG and ThyssenKrupp AG. To this end, Bordt makes the great tradition of Western philosophy and the spirituality of the Jesuit order fruitful for the challenges which executives are facing today.



“Good leaders must first and foremost be at peace with themselves.”

Prof. Dr. Michael Bordt SJ

In addition to his academic publications, he has written numerous bestsellers aimed at a broad audience open to philosophy, including „Die Kunst, sich selbst auszuhalten“ (2013, revised new edition 2023), „Die Kunst, sich selbst zu verstehen“ (2015), „Die Kunst, die Eltern zu enttäuschen“ (2017), „Die Kunst unserer Sehnsucht zu folgen“ (2020) and „Was in Krisen zählt“ (new edition 2023). However, untill now no book has been translated into English. More information (in German).