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Leadership Counselor, Strategist, Spark.
Since 2005.
Ich bin erst zufrieden, wenn ich begeistert bin.
ralf schwartz

Distinctive Leadership Thinking & Culture!
lead/culture awakes, grows, and inspires individuals and businesses to make an aspirational difference:
Outgrow Yourself, Inspire the World!


Digitalization, the web, and mobility maximize human's individuality, independence & impatience with unprecedented power and pace.

New consumers call for innovative playing fields (markets), new rules (business models), and new players adding innovative thinking (leadership).

What happens when the game changes? When
ideas and knowledge,
innovation and creativity,
variety and flexibility
become the new qualities you need to compete?
Alan M. Webber, Co-Founder Fast Company Magazine, in 'Rules of Thumb'

New entrepreneurs create revolutionary, skyrocketing business models and markets, products and services - unmatched by traditional managers, brands, and businesses.

Still too many of them are trapped in now obsolete structures, concepts, and cultures. Too much did they invest in their out-dated beliefs and yesterday's successes.


We cannot solve our problems with the same
thinking we used when we created them.
Albert Einstein

The corporate minds must finally outgrow themselves and courageously live entrepreneurial independence, brilliance & relevance. - A paradigm shift is overdue!

> Distinctive Leadership Thinking: inspiration/leader.
> Distinctive Leadership Culture: intuition/company.

> Outgrow Yourself,
> Inspire the World!

Together we establish a Distinctive Leadership Thinking & Culture via the evolutionary lead/culture process and its three quite demanding milestones:

I - Awake! - [Friction makes the Sparks]
Awaking the individual's or business’s true talent and assets.

II - Grow! - [Make Yourself Redundant]
Growing individuals into inspiration/leaders - ie. challenge & coach them to outgrow themselves in life and business and let them inspire the world.

III - Inspire! - [Culture is the new Strategy]
Inspiring a culture where every individual and every brand makes a difference every single day - creating value(s) for the consumer and adding value to the corporation.

> What Difference Do You Make?
> What Value Do You Create?
> Why would anybody Miss You?

Leadership Thinking & Culture
[Talent and Change Management]

Distinctive Leadership Thinking & Culture challenges and coaches individuals and businesses by mentoring and consulting.

While inspiration/leader prioritizes the individual, intuition/company focusses on growing a shared culture.

Challenging leitmotif are my Golden Rules, leadership questionnaires, and purpose profiles.

Leadership Thinking: inspiration/leader
[growing the distinctive leadership personality]

Truly successful individuals continuously question and outgrow themselves.
They make themselves redundant!
They inspire others through their role model example.

Together we initiate strategic intuition and visionary thinking - and help you to master your daily small and of course bigger-than-life challenges.

Together we identify your talents and potential, define your individual challenges, and let you finally become your authentic, relevant, and successful self - in life and business.

My Golden Rules from the last 25+ years:

I - Awake! [Be Independent]
I Want.

Be Passionate!
Stop Making Sense! - Act! Don't Talk! - Reduce to the Max!

Be Authentic!
Be Concentrated! - Be Consistent! - Be Consequential!

Be Ambitious!
Be a Spark! - Change the Game! - Leave a Mark!

II - Grow! [Be Brilliant]
I Can.

Use Your Intellect!
Challenge Yourself! - Question Everything! - Improve Continuously!

Use Your Intuition!
Beginner's Mind! - Empathy! - Pattern Recognition!

Use Your Imagination!
Childlike Curiosity! - Peripheral View! - Synthesis!

III - Inspire (the Next)! [Be Relevant]
I Am.

Deliver Context!
Connect with your Future! - ... your Culture! - ... your Nature!

Deliver Wisdom!
Use Insight! - Use Experience! - Use Good Judgement!

Deliver Clarity!
Be Simple! - Be Emotional! - Be Iconic!

To achieve true mastery we have to think holistically: Mastery in business starts with mastery in life. True inspiration/leaders in business are true inspiration/leaders in life, too.

Leadership Culture: intuition/company
[growing a distinctive role model culture]

Every corporation is an amalgam of individuals and brands. They all want to be respected and challenged, want to develop, grow, and self-actualize - united by a vision bigger than the individual's own.

Together we seed a vision-based intuitive corporate culture by growing value(s), virtues, and vibes as well as pure purpose.

My Golden Rules from the last 25+ years:

I - Awake the Individual! [Be Independent]
I Want.

inspiration/leader Snapshot.
Awake! - Grow! - Inspire (the Next)!

Individual Perspective.
Respect - Feedback - Personal Development Planning

Junior Entrepreneurship.
Empathy - Honesty & Accountability - Innovation Mindset

II - De/Construct Culture! [Be Brilliant]
I Can.

Focal Elegance.
Live Future! - Live Consumer! - Live Strategy!

Structural Elegance.
Individual: Behaviour - Team: Physiology - Company: Morphology

Cultural Elegance.
Use Your Intellect! - Use Your Intuition! - Use Your Imagination!

III - Create Pure Purpose! [Be Relevant]
I Am.

(Corporate)Culture - Brand - Business

Create Value!
Consumer Value(s) - Company Value(s) - Society Value(s)

Deliver Context! - Deliver Wisdom! - Deliver Clarity!

grows the entrepreneurial thinking, structure, and culture to co/create a sustainably distinctive and successful future.

Via Distinctive Leadership you grow more ...
efficient, productive, individual, intuitive, empathic, effective,
creative, innovative, visionary, happy, inspiring, engaging,
relevant, distinctive, valuable, ... sustainably successful.

Your Investment?

Just give me a call! Let us talk about your needs:

Individually tailored Distinctive Leadership projects

Basics of Distinctive Leadership
(eg. time management, decision making, strategy, lean
thinking, intuition, self management, culture, inspiration)

longterm projects or full-time permanence

All investments plus expenses and VAT. Thank you.

email : ralf.schwartz at rsc.cc
phone : +49 (0)170 / 20 20 701

Distinctive Leadership Manifesto - 2005

I would like us to stop making sense.
I would like us to make a difference finally.

I would like us to outgrow ourselves and inspire the
world - for the good, benefit, and wealth of
our surroundings and ourselves, ie:

I would like us to grow courageously independent and
perfect our individual talents and vision. I would like us to
take ourselves seriously - but not all-too important.

I would like us to become a spark - and leave a mark.

I would like us to value brilliance over instant gratification.
I would like us to curiously question everything
- instead of knowing all the answers.
I would like us to long for knowledge in abundance.

I would like us to make ourselves truly redundant.

I would like us to grow relevant. I would like us to
stop surfing every fad we stumble upon. I would like us to
stop looking for distractions, but to wisely create solutions.

I would like us to intuitively live Distinctive Leadership
- as an Individual, a Brand, or a Business.
[Outgrow Yourself, Inspire the World!]

> What Difference Do You Make?
> What Value Do You Create?
> Why would anybody Miss You?

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