PURPOSE OF THE INITIATIVE: THIS CHARITABLE FOUNDATION IS DESIGNED TO SUPPORT AND STIMULATE CRITICAL THINKING AND ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTO THE STUDY AND TEACHING OF THE ONTOLOGICAL / PHENOMENOLOGICAL LAWS OF HUMAN NATURE AND HUMAN BEHAVIOR, AND THE IMPACT OF THESE LAWS ON LIFE, LIVING, AND SELF.  More…

“The ground we are breaking has enormous implications for the state of the world and for humanity; this innovation needs to be opened up to scholarly efforts, research efforts, and teaching efforts worldwide.”

– Michael C. Jensen M.B.A, Ph.D, Jesse Isidor Straus Professor Emeritus, Harvard Business School

The Ontological / Phenomenological Model

Ontology: the study and science of being The ontological model of leader and leadership provides direct access to the actual nature of being when one is ‘on the court’, real-time, being a leader, and opens up and reveals the source of one’s actions when one is ‘on the court’, real-time, exercising leadership.

Phenomenology: the methodology used in ontology The method that provides direct access to the actual as lived in the moment, on-the-court experience of being a leader and exercising leadership effectively.

Transformational Education

Educators are leaders. Transformational teaching allows faculty to lead each student through a process of self-discovery, shifting from expert to facilitator and coach. What if educators could authentically look at how the world occurs for their students and bring them along from where students are?

Students are leaders. Transformational learning combines being with knowing so that students experience themselves as natural learners leading themselves as students. Through the ontological/phenomenological methodology, students engage in a way of learning that is not conceptual or theoretical but that provides direct access to whatever is required to enhance performance.





“The fundamental and enduring commitment of The Erhard-Jensen Initiative is to ensure that the methodology and content of the ontological / phenomenological laws of human nature and human behavior be widely available in academic institutions throughout the world.”

– Michael C. Jensen M.B.A, Ph.D, Jesse Isidor Straus Professor Emeritus, Harvard Business School

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