Category Archives: Charisma

5 Tool Player, or a 12 Tool Leader

What is a 5 tool player? The five tool player is a term describing a baseball player, usually a position player, that has five of the tools that scouts look for.  The 5 tools that scouts look for in a player are: Hitting for Power Hitting for Average Fielding Ability Throwing Ability Speed What is…

But, What’s Most Important?

What’s your favorite competency of successful Leaders? Thats the question I seem to receive from those who have begun subscribing to the Rare Leader™ challenge. What’s my favorite? I thought for a minute, not about my personal selection, but more so to create a bit of a dramatic pause. As my client leaned forward to…

A Balanced Focus

We all seek balance in our lives.  Thats all the rage these days.  Do you have proper work/life balance?  Is there a good balance between meetings, e-mails, phone calls, and one on one time?  Can you multi task and balance all that you have to do today?  Balance.  It’s all about balance. The Rare Leader…

Why Are They Rare?

I started a Google search several months ago. I wanted to keep up with the latest news, trends, research, and people associated with great Leadership.  I have been bothered to say the least, by the massive quantity of “stuff” out there associated with Leaders, and Leadership.  And it’s not all good.  I thought twitter might…

Passionate, Contagious, & Hopeful, but a little silly too.

We are so serious these days.  But it makes sense.  Take a look around you. It’s not a pretty picture. At least thats what it seems.   I gave up on the local newspaper recently when they decided to charge me for accessing their articles on-line.  It just wasn’t relevant anymore, given all the competing…

Life Is Full Of Choices…Make One.

Collaboration…Teamwork…Delegation…Job Sharing…Cooperation…Empower…Partnership…Compromise…and the list goes on.  What do these words have in common?  Potentially they mean – “nothing gets decided”.   These terms of the day, are all the rage.  However, inclusion of your Team and your Associates is more of an art than a science.  Because, all of this talk of sharing in the…

Connecting The Dots…

He handed me the envelope.  It was sealed, dated, and said simply Steve.  “Save this and open it when we finish our work” he said, with a slight upturned grin. 4 months earlier, Vince and I began collaborating on a strategic planning project.  Several weeks ago, he gave me this envelope.  Knowing him as well…

So…You’re Allowed To Be A Jerk?

My Boss is a jerk.  I really don’t like my Boss.  What gives him the right to treat me this way?  She has a bad day and I suffer.   Ok, enough already.    Do you know that’s what they really say?  Do you know they are talking about you?   So… you’re allowed to…

The Road Less Traveled

…Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,  I took the one less traveled by,  And that has made all the difference…Robert Frost (1874–1963)  Why is it that the most prosperous road is the less traveled? Why is it that we so often choose the easy road? Why is it we miss opportunities to make a…

Moving from Charisma towards Integrity

You have spent a career climbing the leadership ladder.  Through your experiences and careful research, you have discovered a consistent pattern of behaviors predicting the potential of great success in a Leader. I call these twelve behaviors and characteristics the style of a Rare Leader™. Since January, we have “dug deep” into the behaviors of…