ralf schwartz - Distinctive Leadership
Leadership Strategist, Thinker, Spark.Since 2005.
Where all think alike, no one thinks very much.
(©2005 - Einmal richtig, statt alle Jahre wieder:)
Digitalization, the web, and mobility maximize human's individuality, independence, and 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).
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.
Innovation & Value Creation - #humansolutions
lead/marke CHALLENGEs, CO-CREATEs, CRAFTs Human Solutions within Business Innovation or Brand Engagement contexts - via fore/zeit and my Informal Markets Matrix. Read the full story.
A Distinctive Leadership Culture - #stopmakingsense
lead/culture AWAKEs, GROWs, INSPIREs individuals (inspiration/ leader) and businesses (intuition/company) to make a difference each day: Outgrow Yourself, Inspire the World! Read the full story.
Drop-dead simple ad hoc Solutions - #talkingtacheles
talk/tank CHALLENGEs you within the lead/culture or lead/marke contexts and beyond so you see the wood for the trees again.
Read the full story.
lead/marke: Innovation & Value Creation #humansolutions
lead/culture: A Distinctive Leadership Culture #stopmakingsense
NEW initiative: Great Drivers Lead by Example! #greatdrive
My pro bono initiative: krebsuzette.org #savingsomesouls
(Wirtschaftswoche-Online-Kolumne: "Berühmte letzte Worte")
Experience & Expertise
My 29 years of experience blend a profound strategic business planning and leadership competence (managing director for almost 10 years) with relevant brand and marketing expertise.
Ie. in brands, businesses, and agencies:
Mars, Effem, Procter & Gamble, Adidas, Sara Lee, Ford, Citroen/ Peugeot, Toyota, Volkswagen Group, RTL, Bertelsmann, Coca Cola GmbH, L'Oréal, Nestlé ... GlaxoSmithKline* ... Grey/Mediacom, Young & Rubicam, Carat/DentsuAegisNetwork, VivaKi/Publicis.
June 2017: As New Work gravitates towards talking, tactics, and symptoms, I try to add some strategic Human Solutions thinking: Brave New Work = leadculture x fore/zeit! #bravenewwork
May 2017: Back-to-the-roots krebsuzette relaunch of my (slightly updated) original vision - written while still in chemotherapy: #talkingtacheles - #stopmakingsense - #savingsomesouls.
April 2017: Launch of my leadculture's 'Great Drivers Lead by Example!' initiative: "Wie wir lenken & fahren, so denken & handeln, so leben & führen wir." - #greatdrive.
Feb 2017: After 4+ years blog and social hiatus due to my cancer I blog again. Nope, no 'Founder & CEO', just blogging: A Distinctive Leadership Culture, Innovation & Value Creation, krebsuzette.
Jan 2017: Launch of fore/zeit on tumblr, prequel to forezeit.io - Corporate Foresight & Human Solutions, my leadmarke initiative.
Feb 2014: Foundation of krebsuzette.org - Fight Our Cancer! - Protect Our Health! - Cultivate Our Vanitas!, my pro bono initiative to save some souls and lives.
Aug 2013: Wirtschaftswoche online launches my new leadership column "Berühmte letzte Worte". Which I author till Oct, 2014.
Feb 2013: Due to upcoming priorities krebsuzette becomes the nucleus of my current engagement.
Oct 2011: Thomas Koch and I initialize The Third Club, a joint venture with 10 great co-founders to nurture creativity & innovation in entrepreneurship, marketing, communication.
Since October 2011 Thomas and I have the privilege to write an online column for the German Wirtschaftswoche.
Early 2011 talk/tank goes live as a leadculture spin-off.
Early 2010 lead/marke is up and running as an rsc spin-off.
Since Oct 09: member of the werbeblogger team, a leading German marketing, brand, and communications blog.
From 2005-08: Registered lecturer at the Zukunftsinstitut Academy, a German Future Think Tank.
From 2006-09: LeadAcademy jury member.
Jan 2005: Foundation of ralf schwartz // distinctive leadership.
2004-05: Lecturing Leadership Excellence at Furtwangen University.
For 5 years (since 2003) I published the mind-box-magazine (2 LeadAwards: Silver 2004 / Gold 2005), which morphed into mediaclinique (2007) and policlinique.org (2013).
2003-04: Based upon a home stay after a severe mtb crash (scapular fracture, etc.) I reflected my life so far and decided to start something more relevant.
2002-04: Managing Director for MediaLogics, the German Competence Center of Publicis Groupe Media, now VivaKi.
1997-01: 1 year Director Strategic Product Development at Carat/Aegis Media, 3 years Managing Director Carat Wiesbaden, 1 year Managing Director Carat Interactive (member of Aegis Central European Executive Board during those last years).
1992-96: * Head of Media Germany, Austria, Switzerland within GlaxoSmithKline Consumer HealthCare marketing.
From the end of 1987 I worked for Grey/MediaCom and Y & R as media trainee, consultant, group head, resp.
I studied economics and specialized in strategic business planning, controlling, and marketing.
> What Difference Do You Make?
> What Value Do You Create?
> Why would anybody Miss You?
lead/marke - Innovation & Value Creation / Blog | lead/culture - A Distinctive Leadership Culture / Blog
talk/tank - See the Wood for the Trees again! | Great Drivers Lead by Example! Initiative
#bravenewwork Posts | fore/zeit - Corporate Foresight | pro bono: krebsuzette-Initiative / Blog
ralf schwartz | #stopmakingsense - Distinctive Leadership Manifesto
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