Category Archives: commitment

Opening Doors

Business acumen. What does it mean? In short, it means understanding your business—keenly. It’s knowing what details matter and why, and then it’s understanding how they come together and affect the big picture. In developing your business acumen, you learn how to improve structure and systems at every level. You learn which risks are worth…

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…

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…

Do You Trust Me?

When Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick collaborated on their famous song “Do you love me” from Fiddler on the roof, the combination of the melody and the pleading lyrics create a memorable phrase that seems to stay with you.  And finally after Tevye and Golde agree “I suppose I do”, they join together and sing…

Sharing is Rare

When I consider great leaders, I find there are several noteworthy styles or characteristics that overlap each of the 12 competencies. For example, every Rare Leader™ must be passionate about leading organizations and people. Passion in leadership is not rare, but being passionate about every aspect of leadership is missing in many leaders.  Passion is…

Committed to Achieve?

When I initially meet with my coaching clients, we complete an initial assessment.  Part of the assessment helps begin to uncover core issues for our future work together.  New clients  usually take great care to explain who they are.  However, because we have not yet built the trust required in a coaching relationship, these new…

Achievement Drive – Is there some Mozart within you?

Have you ever been in the presence of someone who has this unmatched passion and drive to succeed at what they set out to do?  Don’t you look at them and feel this huge “aha” moment, and wish it were you?  We typically apply this to a high achieving athlete, such as an NFL quarterback…

Vision…Putting it to work

Looking back on these past four weeks and our discussions of Vision.  What have we learned?  Here’s a sample of what we found… Vision is your clear, inspired picture, creating a passionate, committed journey to discover what can happen. Isolate what you see. What trends  and data support you? Allow your vision to inspire you,…

Acting On Your Vision

”I’m high on ideas, but low on execution”.  How many times have you heard someone say this?  Typically you hear it from someone who sees themselves as very creative.  Or, as they might say…I’m an idea guy.   We’ve lived with and worked with them.  A parent declares…”Let’s vacation in the mountains this year”.  Great idea. …

What do you see?

I have had some great reaction to my work with people about the concepts of the Rare Leader™.  Lately with this focus on Vision, some people have really opened their eyes.   When I ask a business owner, “what is your Vision for this company”, a quick response may be “I want to increase sales…