STOP are thinking too much!


New Book, Out Now!

“Most leaders struggle to keep a clear head in complex times let alone inspire their people.

This book helps them to cut right through the bullsh*t of this complex world ...

... gaining a higher vantage point and becoming

beacon of light for their people.”


We live in testing times!


Disruption, complexity, and uncertainty are presenting unprecedented challenges and opportunities.


This can be overwhelming ... 


Amidst this turbulence, your mind might feel like a battlefield, besieged by information overload and competing priorities. The weight of leadership responsibilities can be suffocating, making it difficult to discern the right path forward.


But here's the spark of hope: 


How we navigate these times depends on our capacity to see with greater clarity and to solve problems wisely.


Ask yourself this ...

  • Are you a leader, a manager, a business owner, an entrepreneur, a change agent, or a decision-maker with ... BIG responsibilities on your shoulders?

Every decision you make, every direction you choose, has a ripple effect on your organisation and those you lead. It's not just business; it's a way of life you've committed to, but it can be incredibly demanding.

  • Got problems and challenges that ... keep you awake ... at night?

The night echoes with thoughts of missed opportunities, lingering obstacles, and untapped potentials. 

  • What do they ... cost you ... in time, money, stress, quality of relationships, lack of sleep, missed opportunities, and so on?

These challenges take their toll, don't they? They steal precious time, strain your resources, and cast a shadow on your well-being. The toll isn't just professional; it's deeply personal too.


What are you ... not seeing ... in the muddy waters of a complex and uncertain world?


Sometimes, the answers remain hidden amidst the chaos. The complexities obscure the solutions you seek, leaving you to navigate half-blind.


Now picture this:


What if you were ... only ONE Insight away ... from the answer you've been searching for?


Imagine if there's a single key that could unlock those hidden doors, granting you the insight to transform challenges into triumphs. That key could be within your reach.


Would you be open to exploring how to solve these problems and challenges with fresh eyes and save yourself the headaches?

About the Book

“To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.” Lao Tzu


This book is for the leader who wants to lead with greater ... Presence of Mind, Insight, and Influence!


It explores a fresh way of thinking about leadership that will allow you to ...


... cut through the bullsh*tof today’s disruptive and turbulent world!

  • It will take you beyond your current level of perceptual possibility and help you see the world and its complex problems with fresh eyes and clarity.
  • You will see things that you have never seen before!
  • It will shift your focus from a problem-solving to a creating mindset. 
  • It will give you the means to ...

... think less, see clearer, and lead wiser!


What it points to underpins everything you are and everything you do as a leader and human being.


Depending on how deep you will see, …


... it has the potential to profoundly change the quality of your life, the way you think and do things, and your impact on the lives of others in meaningful and enriching ways.

Voices from the Vantage Point ...

"In these extraordinary times, the need for exceptional thinkers and organisations has never been greater.


While many leadership books follow the well-trodden ground, today's complexities and challenges necessitate a fresh perspective on leadership. 


Mike Schwarzer's book, 'VANTAGE POINT: cutting through the bullsh*t of a complex world,' serves as both the torch and compass that illuminate the way and guide us as we step into uncharted territory, embark on new explorations, and pioneer innovative paths. 


Consider it the 'secret sauce' that empowers leaders and managers to rise above the noise and illuminate their path forward."

Article Image

"'VANTAGE POINT' is a breath of fresh air in these uncertain times. As a leader in the not-for-profit and community-based sector, I know how challenging it can be to navigate the intricate business terrain we find ourselves in.


This is not your ordinary leadership book, Mike challenges us to look beyond our current level of understanding of how we think the world works and push its boundaries. 


It’s like a treasure map, guiding us to venture beyond the familiar, challenge the status quo, and embrace the unknown. 


For those willing to look, in this book, you’ll find a beacon of wisdom that shines a light on our path ahead in these uncertain times. 


If you want to have a greater impact on your growth as a leader, improve your ability to guide others and make operational and strategic decisions, this book will be your trusted compass on this journey!"

Article Image

"Mike has a deep understanding of people, organisations and how they both tick; the reasons why they struggle, and how to help them to thrive.


The pages of this book contain a blueprint & roadmap for doing precisely that. Immerse yourself in his gentle wisdom, and watch your results, and your experience of creating them, transform."

Article Image

"Sit down with a good cup of coffee and prepare to challenge yourself and your thinking.


Mike takes us on a journey through concepts that challenge our thinking and our beliefs. A couple of times I had to stop, scratch my chin, sit back and ponder before… ping… the idea hit me between the eyes. He adds enjoyable stories along the way to demonstrate how to bring these concepts to life. 


This book isn’t one to pick up if you are looking for a 5 minute “how-to” guide. This is a book to explore, ponder and grow with."

Article Image

"In this book, Mike Schwarzer opens the door, with wisdom and grace, to inside-out leadership, a concept that posits our experiences, perceptions, and leadership capabilities are generated from within, rather than being influenced primarily by external factors. 


With empathy and kindness, he invites and guides the reader on the path to understanding that our feelings, actions, and leadership styles are a reflection of our internal thought processes and state of consciousness. The reader thus comes to view leadership as an internal, personal journey rather than just a set of external strategies and skills.


The essential message of hope that this book brings is that if leaders focus on the inner workings of their mind and their consciousness, they can become better equipped to create sustainable, innovative, and empathetic solutions, leading to more effective and humane organizations and communities, and, ultimately, a better world."

Article Image

"In this rapidly evolving digital and dynamic environment that continues to disrupt how we conduct business, I see it as crucial for any leader to approach leadership with an open mind and develop an adaptable mindset.


‘VANTAGE POINT’ challenges conventional thinking and urges us to question our beliefs and assumptions. 


It's not for everyone, but if nothing else, it encourages us to step back and take an elevated perspective through which we can rise above the noise that clouds our judgment and see the world with greater clarity."

Article Image

“VANTAGE POINT” is a personal invitation to embark on a journey of fresh perspectives and an elevated mindset. It calls on leaders to question limitations, operate in the sweet spot between chaos and order, and ignite transformation.


Mike’s insights challenge the status quo, embracing a new era of leadership in a changing world. His book invites active participation in awakening our consciousness and shifting from problem-solving to creating. This transformative shift opens doors to innovation beyond conventional boundaries. You’ll find clarity and insight to navigate the labyrinth of complexity, leaving the shackles of stale thinking behind. Through wisdom, inspiration, and heightened awareness, Mike beckons readers to explore the uncharted territories of their own potential and absorb and embody the principles shared. Storytelling and practical examples illuminate the path to a VANTAGE POINT; transcending the ordinary to stand at the intersection of vision and action. Mike encourages a profound conversation with our own potential.


"VANTAGE POINT" is an immersive experience, a compass for those ready to transcend the ordinary and lead with audacity."

Article Image

"Mike's book, Vantage Point, takes a bold approach in cutting through the bullsh*t of a complex world, offering a refreshing perspective. In an environment where complexity reigns and traditional leadership paradigms fall short, his message is simple: 'think less, see clearer, lead wiser.' This philosophy encourages readers to rise above the noise rather than getting bogged down by it.

Reading through Vantage Point is like putting on a new pair of glasses that provides a clear view beyond boundaries and limitations uncovering hidden gems of truth. The book's practical value extends beyond mere teaching; it transforms, equipping leaders to confront today's challenges with simplicity, fostering easy connections, and helping them identify blind spots without overthinking.

In a world that demands wiser leadership, Vantage Point serves as a guiding light. It's not just relevant; it's indispensable for navigating the uncertainties that organizations face today."


Article Image

About the Author

Mike is a Transformation Professional and Learning Leader who helps leaders and organisations to solve problems that they have not been able to solve elsewhere.


He works with the underlying mental, behavioural, and deeper innate dynamics that drive people’s and organisations’ thinking and actions. They learn how to tap into their inner and outer capabilities in transformational ways and lift their perceptual abilities to see their world, its problems, and emerging solutions with fresh eyes.


At the organisational level, Mike’s approach challenges the status quo and hierarchical thinking. He takes you into the world of living adaptive systems and their self-organising nature. From there you will be able to create a workplace culture that naturally draws from the collective wisdom of all its people and that is highly adaptable to the changing winds of a complex world.


For more information about Mike visit

Copyright © 2024 VANTAGE POINT: cutting through the bullsh*t of a complex world