Leadership Development


Do you have what you need to lead?  Are you looking for leadership development resources? 

Welcome!  I am very glad you landed here! Consider this your leadership development gateway to content curated from my own leadership journey that has served me exceptionally well.

Leader Who Leads was born out of a deep desire to empower leaders who are looking to succeed.  Chances are, that describes you. 

My hope is that you will find something here to assist you in your quest for success.  (If you don't find it, please contact me HERE.)

The resources included at Leader Who Leads are designed for those who have answered the call to lead, those who are willing to be transformed so that they can bring about transformation. 

If you are a female in Corporate, you will want to check out the top challenges women face in the workplace.

Bottom line, leadership is about transformation.  And developing as a leader is about building the "muscles" required to move a group or organization from survival to stability to success and, ultimately, to significance.


Leadership Development

Regardless of where you are in the world, without proper leadership, ventures fail...people fail...teams fail...to reach their full potential.

Indeed, growth is intentional.  Development does not occur by accident.  Leadership traits must be cultivated.  

Leader Who Leads is designed for that purpose and addresses the following:

(For a complete list, please check out the navigation bar to your right.)

Leaders:  Born or Made?

There is the age-old debate as to whether leaders are born or made.  One commentator responded by saying, "Of course leaders are born.  Then they are made!" 

This implies that all people are born with natural gifts and talents.  As we nurture our leadership qualities, we become who were created to be. 

And when that happens, we begin to "do" that which we were created to do:  motivate people to work in unity toward common goals.  


Definition of Leadership

To make sure we are on the same page and speaking the same language, please take a look at the following definitions.

Although there are many leadership theories, most people agree on what leadership means. Miriam-Webster defines it this way:  

Leadership is “the action of leading a group of people or an organization.  It is the state or position of being a leader."

Development is to “cause to grow and become more mature or advanced.”  Synonyms for development give the image of evolving, expanding and unfolding, becoming progressively better in quality or degree.

Therefore, Leadership Development refers to “any activity that enhances the quality of leadership within an individual or organization.”

Improve You Leadership Ability

Leaders who make a positive impact are lifelong learners.  They take the initiative and get ahead of the pack.  Instead of resting on your laurels or coasting leaders stay ahead of the pack.  

It is the essence of who leaders are and what leaders do - take the initiative and act before being acted upon.  

Begin now building your plan for success and work at it, day in and day out.

Because your success is highly impacted by your relationship with your immediate supervisor, it is important to development a great working relationship with your boss.  I have developed the Boss Relationship Worksheet to help you do just that.  Take a look at the information below to find out more.

Improve Your Relationship with Your Boss

Are you looking to improve your relationship with your boss?  If so, the Boss Relationship Worksheet will help you better understand and communicate more effectively with your immediate supervisor.

To download your copy, submit your information on the form below.

Boss Relationship Worksheet

Please note that all fields followed by an asterisk must be filled in.

Please complete the challenge that you see below.


After completing the Boss Relationship Worksheet, you will find that the following will prove helpful in showing you how to cultivate a better working relationship with your boss:

Become A "Leader Who Leads"


Whether you found the leadership position or the position found you, it is your time.  You have much work to do.  Step forward and become a "Leader Who Leads."   

Start from where you are. Discover your styles. Get acquainted with some well-known Leadership Theories. Then see how you can practically apply concepts from those leadership models and theories.

Or you might start by looking at some Leadership Traits.

The most important part is not so much where you start but "that" you start. 

Some very valuable nuggets are contained herein.  They are designed to speed you along in developing your leadership skills, moving you from survival to become a "Leader Who Leads.

Are you a female in the Corporate workplace?  If so, you will want to check out the top challenges women face in the workplace before you go.

Want To Know More?

Thankfully, leadership is art and science; there is no "one size fits all."  And leadership development occurs in a variety of ways.  My desire is that you become the leader you were born to be.  

If you are looking for leadership development resources near you, you landed at the right place.  They are at your fingertips, right before your eyes.  Welcome!

Are you a female in the Corporate workplace?  Before you go, please check out the top challenges women face in the workplace.

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Leadership and Motivation
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Leadership Styles
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Leadership Theories
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Leadership Traits
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Leadership and Trust
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Leadership Types
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Leadership Quotes
Famous and insightful leadership quotes
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Situational Leadership
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Women Who Lead
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