Category Archives: Characteristics

Who Was Mary Edwards Walker?

By | December 30, 2017

[December 30, 2017] My intent here at 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 »

The Most Essential Leader Trait

By | August 2, 2017

[August 2, 2017]  I’ve written before, here in that the most important leadership characteristic is “caring” about others (see link here).  While I believe that is true, there are many who make the argument that the most important leader trait is having a good moral foundation. Without a moral foundation, the argument states, there is no other… Read More »

Identifying Talent: Finding Good Junior Leaders

By | July 31, 2017

[July 31, 2017]  Identifying talent has always been one of the markers of successful leadership.  Genghis Khan, Julius Caesar, Alexander the Great, and Richard the Lionheart all had this one thing in common; they surrounded themselves with intelligent, wise, and experienced people. In short, they had the ability to identify and hold onto good talent among leaders.  This… Read More »