Category Archives: Characteristics

Command Presence

By | January 11, 2019

[January 11, 2019]  You don’t need a chest full of medals, possess a fabulous resume, or have a handsome face to have it.  Command presence is a leader’s projection to everyone present of an advanced form of authority, trust, and respect.  Often described as an allusive quality, command presence is plainly noticeable when you observe someone firmly in… Read More »

Characteristic # 106: Self-Awareness

By | February 8, 2018

[February 8, 2018]  Leadership today involves navigating some of the most difficult situations without any signpost markers along the way telling us which way is best.  That means a leader must be, by definition, resilient, tough-minded, and inner directed  But more than anything else, a leader must have the self-awareness to “see” solutions to the obstacles of life.… Read More »

Who Was Mary Edwards Walker?

By | December 30, 2017

[December 30, 2017] My intent here at theLeaderMaker.com is to not only discuss the core attributes of leadership but to also provide outstanding examples; those people we can look at to improve our skills and inspire us. Today, I will be recognizing Mary Edwards Walker, born 1832, American abolitionist, prohibitionist, prisoner of war, and surgeon. Mary Edwards Walker is… Read More »

Who Was Armin T. Wegner?

By | December 8, 2017

[December 8, 2017]  In 1784, Robert Burns wrote in a poem1 that “Man’s inhumanity to man causes countless thousands to mourn.”  His inspiration was based on his own poverty in which he lived.  It is poetic, in a sense, that we use his words to describe the horrific genocide perpetrated against the Armenian peoples in the early 20th… Read More »

Characteristic# 104:  Generosity

By | October 11, 2017

[October 11, 2017]  Fundamental traits of what constitutes a great leader never changes.  Those characteristics that stand out as key component of greatness will remain the same as long as people remain humans and just as our wants and desires remain unchanged.  One of those important traits that cannot go without mentioning here is generosity; a universal leader… Read More »

Leadership in a Bubble

By | September 26, 2017

[September 26, 2017]  There is no denying that all leaders live in a bubble to some extent where accurate and timely information struggles to get to them.  A big leadership challenge is whether they are taking effective steps to overcome the disadvantages associated with it.  When leaders fail, often spectacularly, it can be often traced back to their… Read More »