Category Archives: Authentic

I Hear The Music

Many of my business associates are quite surprised when I tell them about my background in music.  It’s almost as if they’re thinking, “I can’t see you as one of those long-haired musicians.”  At the same time, my music friends whom I’ve not seen for several years are quite surprised to hear about my success…

They Still Need You

Margaret was in a corner.  The promotion came at a great time.  She was really busy with her current responsibilities, and the added responsibilities would create some juggling, and require a closer focus.  There were certain to be sleepless nights ahead too.  But wow, it’s worth it.  Isn’t this all part of the plan of…

Because It Is The Right Thing

I was working with an executive coaching client recently, helping him to prepare to interview and select a key new member of his leadership team. Harold is president and CEO of a large company, and as a result of working “on” the business instead of “within” the business, felt he was rusty in his interviewing…

It’s still about Fear and Greed

On October 19th 1987, all the hopes and dreams that had been built into a steadily growing investment account for many, was dashed in one dark sullen day with the largest one-day percentage decline in recorded stock market history.  Like the market decline of the recession in the late 2000’s, many of the younger investors…

Is Charisma your Hero?

February is nearing an end.  I pause and look at the beautiful fresh snow in my yard, and think of the perfection in front of me.  No two flakes alike…Is that true of people?  Is that true of Leaders? Charisma is one of the twelve behaviors of a Rare Leader™.  I look back on the…

Charisma builds Trust

“Beauty is but skin deep.” When poet John Davies of Hereford wrote this now famous saying in 1616, he was actually referring to a murder involving Sir Thomas Overbury.   We have taken this almost 400 year old phrase and excluded the remaining lines of the poem which include “Beauty is but skin deep, ugly…

Here’s what I heard about Charisma

I’ve spent the past several days with a lot of people.  Visiting with my clients take me to many wonderful places.  Some people might say I’ve had an overload of people interaction, but I love it.  I always use a side angle or hidden agenda to keep my energy up.  These past two weeks my…

Developing Your Charisma

It’s not tough to convince people that Charisma is important when taking on a leadership role.  However, the issues begin to surface when my clients actually explore the degree of their own Charisma, and find themselves asking the question…”how do I develop my Charisma as a Leader?” I went on a personal journey to discover…

Charisma

The Rare Leader will display a winsome quality causing people to like, respect, and emulate, while displaying a deep attitude of who he or she is, what they’re about, and where they’re going.   The Rare Leader should gain energy from trusting beliefs that appear natural, giving a high expectation of others while radiating hope,…