Friday, March 8, 2013

Six Success Secrets of Great Leaders

Great leaders throughout the world
Great leaders are born at a specific time at a specific place for a specific purpose. It's as if God knows what type of leaders that he needs for HIS purpose, where these leaders are needed and when those leaders are needed. Good leaders and evil leaders. They all seem to serve a particular need for a specific time.

If you were to span the globe during any time in history, you will find that this principle holds true. Mao Tse Tung was born and raised as a peasant farmer but became one of the great leaders China needed to restore the country from the dark ages to a modern economic and military power house that is today. President John F. Kennedy was the perfect leader to handle to the Cuban Missile Crisis and the social and political upheaval the United States was experiencing during the 1960s. Harriet Tubman was the perfect woman to rescue slaves from bondage to freedom during pre-Civil War South in the 1800s.

Interesting thing about great leaders. They ALL seem to transcend what most people consider to be limitations. Mao was born a peasant but even as a little boy wanted to see China restored to its greatness. Despite being born in poverty, that did not stop him from becoming one of the greatest leaders China has ever had. Harriet Tubma, nick named the Black Moses, did not let fear, being a woman or her race stop her from rescuing countless slaves out of bondage. She risked her life many times. A $40,000 price tag was put on her head. Although we think of President John F. Kennedy to be born to American monorachy, his age was considered a hindrance to winning the presidency of the United States. At age 43, President Kennedy, was at that time, the youngest person to run and win presidential election.

What is it about these leader or many other leaders that allow them to perfrom incredible feats despite their limitations?
  • All great leaders have a clear vision of what they want to achieve
  • They don't let outside limitations stop them from achieving their vision or dream
  • They have a great sense of purpose
  • They don't focus on themselves but they are more outward or big picture thinking
  • They tend to receive their dream or purpose early in life
  • They don't let their dream or vision die
I would like to hear your take on today's blog. What other leaders or visionaries do you like and admire? What other qualities do they have that you can consider essential to their success. Leave your comments or you can follow me on facebook ( or twitter ( Also, you can email me at

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