This past year I have had the privilege of spending time with a variety of both public and private organizational leaders. And even though you try to not “talk shop” in your off hours…different topics always circled back to the most important traits, actions, attitudes and timing issues that would make a good LEADERSHIP 101 Training course GREAT!

Well as you can guess…there was no complete consensus on “the making of a leader” …but several terms steadily rose out of our discussions.  The main points were vision, accountability, communication, responsibility, approachable, influence and consistent.  My main LEADERSHIP 101 term contribution was: Purpose (like developing a culture around) or in other words: THE CAUSE!

As part of my contribution to the discussion, I would comment that if I was teaching a LEADERSHIP 101 course, I would try very hard to get each student to understand the high value of instilling a common feeling of THE CAUSE in all connected to your organization.  Staff, Board members, customers, partners…yes even the general public would appreciate what your organization “stands-for” …THE CAUSE.  It would be reflected in everyone’s sense of purpose, urgency, unity, confidence, performance, work ethic and pride in working to set the trends…rather than follow old trends.

Bottomline: We are all leaders in our own world-of-work.  Do those around you understand THE CAUSE that you stand for?

About Inspiring Innovations, Inc.

Marv Pichla is currently the owner and Creative Advisor for his own small business, Inspiring Innovations, Inc. Sharing his unique experience with entrepreneurship and innovation in public service, Marv consults with public and private business, education, and community organizations to develop new and different problem solving methods through real-life example-based learning. Prior to starting-up Inspiring Innovations, Inc. Marv served as Executive Director for Thumb Area Michigan Works! As Executive Director, Marv used public sector innovation as his guide for the organizations regional career development, employment service, education and strategic planning initiatives. Finally, Marv was raised on a farm in the Thumb Area of Michigan where he claims he received the education principles he values most. However, he obtained his Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Center Michigan University in Public Administration and eventually his Ph.D. from Capella University in Minnesota. Marv can be reached at:

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