Category Archives: positive outlook

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…

How Do You Shine?

                    Expertise What is it, that you bring to the table? Is it skills, knowledge, education, background, those intangibles all rolled into what we call “expertise”? One of my favorite quotable movie scenes is a hilarious moment in Monty Python’s Holy Grail, in which King Arthur…

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…

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…

The Road Starts Here

How many times have you checked one off from your bucket list?  Dave had preparing for fullfilling one of his dreams for several months.  Aside from dreamily watching the chrome flash by, forwarned by the signature rumble minutes earleir, he decided to take the step.  First there were lessons.  In addition to obtaining a license,…

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…

I Need A Pedicure

I find it interesting how everyone Uses the end of the year for review and planning. It’s on everyone’s mind, the year-end review, goal-setting for next year, tweaking the strategic plan, and counting up every one of those sales credits. With all this focus on reviewing planning and the rush to year-end, I looked up…

Duct Tape On The Rear View Mirror

        The handy mans secret weapon… Red Green would say.  He could build, fix, re-fix, and fix again anything, using duct tape as his “secret weapon”.  I’ve become a fan of duct tape as well.  Now, instead of limiting me to furnace grey, it comes in all kinds of colors, and patterns. …