Category Archives: Trust

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…

The Infinite Worth Of Others

My work with so many Leaders, and so many companies brings a wonderful variety of insights into among other things, Culture.  I have seen examples of high growth, constant change, dysfunction, passive aggressiveness, stable, transparent, innovative, academic, and more… One Organization actually has imbedded within it’s Value Statement to recognizes the “infinite worth of others”. …

Common Threads

At a recent gathering of Human Resource Professionals I was invited to lead a Senior Strategic Session on Leadership. At this State wide convention I was honored to be included in this CEU credited sleeve for the more senior of the attendees.  We had very spirited discussions and sharing in the four hours together.  In…

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…

The Chosen Road

We make choices in our life.  From the time we are able to think on our own, we are presented with opportunities to assess, analyze, problem solve, and implement a decision. While young, our decisions to crawl from side of the room to another might seem slight, but at the time, it was a major…

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…

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…

Make Friends and Business Follows

One of the most truly remarkable business experiences I have ever had was presented to me in the late 1980s. I was invited to participate in a merger and acquisition presentation in New York City. As the deal was broken down into detail, it was clear this would be the financial services blockbuster deal of…

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…