Psychologist Abraham Maslow commented on the inadequacy of knowing only a few skills when many are required. He said, “If the only tool in your toolbox is a hammer, you will tend to treat every problem as if it were a nail.”

It’s important for leaders to have multiple "tools" in their "toolbox." If you have a limited and incomplete set of leadership skills, your leadership will always be lacking.
Our curriculum focuses on 12 indispensable leadership tools. Master these skills and you will lead well.

12 Indispensable Leadership Skills

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Hard Skills - What a leader does

#1 - Vision

A leader has fresh vision; he “sees” a future for his organization that is better than the present.

#2 - Team Building

A leader develops a great team and together, they accomplish the vision.

#12 - Inspire

A leader inspires others; he appeals to intrinsic motivations.

#3 - Change Agent

A leader is willing and able to negotiate change within the organization.

#4 - Execution

A leader is involved in and ultimately responsible for, getting the right things done.

#5 - Communication

A leader knows how to use the "leaders voice" and is responsible for good communication among his team and throughout the organization.

#6 - Develop Leaders

A leader identifies, recruits and trains leaders.


Soft Skills - Who a leader is


#7 - Lifelong Learning (L3)

A leader continually grows and develops as an individual and leads from the overflow of a vibrant life.

#8 - Authenticity

A leader knows who he is and how he is unique and lives an authentic life.

#9 - Emotional Intelligence

A leader is aware of the emotional world and knows how to properly respond to it.

#10 - Character

A leader excels in character (ethics and morality) and possesses key character traits that are essential for leadership.

#11 - People Skills

A leader relates to people in a productive and wholesome manner.

#12 - Inspire

A leader inspires others; he appeals to intrinsic motivations.