Carsten K. Rath sees leadership as the cultivation of relationships. Painting by numbers is not his thing. His management style is just as unconventional as his companies: straightforward, honest, and likeable. He dislikes barriers – both in companies and in the mind. He is quite convinced that freedom and trust are better management instruments than dependence and control – and that a touch of obsession never did an entrepreneur any harm.
The employees at his companies have unusual freedoms: they are active in the formation of processes, enjoy clearly defined decision-making scope and always have a direct line to the management. Why? Because freedom and responsibility release creative potential and you can’t have one without the other.
Carsten K. Rath believes that the search for talent is the responsibility of the management. He has not forgotten about his apprenticeship in a polyester waistcoat and morning suit company. But he also knows that the employees of today and tomorrow are looking for quite different opportunities. He believes that modern leadership involves supporting and accompanying them on their way: the employees of the future are the future of every company.