What I want from a leader?

What I want from a LeaderA friend of mine posted one of those pictures on Facebook with a beautiful picture and some inspirational words or a quote.  You know the kind.  You see them all the time, right?  Well, for some reason this “feel good picture” got me thinking about leadership and more specifically, “What would I want from a leader?”  Have you ever wondered what the ideal leader would look like?  How they would act?

I don’t know about you, but one of the most important qualities that I want from a leader is their commitment to hold me and the rest of the team to a higher standard than we ever thought was possible.  I want a leader that will push us to achieve more and get the best out of us.

In some ways, I want a leader that is better than we are.  Maybe they are more experienced or they have more enthusiasm than we do or they simply are more dedicated to the success of the group than we are.  In other words, there is a quality in the leader that we can emulate.

I want from a leader …

… someone who is willing to go first and lead us into battle if need be.  They have the courage to step out from the crowd and take on the impossible challenge.  Their bold actions inspire us to follow their example.

I want from a leader…

… a person who recognizes the value of their followers and supports our efforts even when they may end in defeat.  The leader knows that failure is a learning opportunity and doesn’t get caught up in the emotions.  A leader helps us learn from our mistakes and encourages us to do better next time.

I want from a leader…

… the ability and conviction to hold us to a higher standard.  The leader expects great things from us and we rise to the challenge.

I want from a leader…


… someone that values the different roles that make up a team and recognizes that while not everyone will be the best, we can all contribute and grow into our potential.

Do you want these things from your leader?  I bet you do.

Now, here is the tricky part…

Aren’t we all our own leader?

What if we applied these same attributes to how we LEAD our own life?

Will you be perfect, probably not.  No leader is perfect… but they can always get better.

Decide today that you will lead.
Your family.
Your friends.
Your career.
What do you want from a leader … of your life?


Speaker Demo Video for dMark “Dave” Wheeler

Speaker Demo Video of dMark “Dave” Wheeler – Mindset Training Expert

Text of the video:

WHEELER:  Now let’s talk about this big pink elephant.  That’s your subconscious mind.

Your subconscious mind is very powerful, it’s very large.  It takes in everything that’s going on, everything.  All of the emotions.

How do you control that elephant?  Does anybody know how they train elephants to stay with the circus so that they don’t kind of rampage off through the town?  Well what they do is when they’re small, they take a rope, not a big rope just a regular rope and tie it around their ankle and they stick a little stake in the ground.  Tiny little stake.  And the elephant doesn’t go anywhere.  Huge elephant that just pulled the tent up and he’s got a little rope around it and he says no I can’t do it.

How does that happen?  Well it started way back when he was a little elephant and he physically couldn’t pull it out.  He tried and he tried, couldn’t do it.  And eventually he learns I can’t pull it out, and he can easily pull that stake out.

As a matter of fact, when the circus goes to a new town, the elephant is the one that pulls the tent pulls up.  It’s powerful but it’s already decided that it can’t pull that stake out.

Right from when you were born you were being conditioned.  Your parents said don’t do that, you know.  Don’t do that, you should do this, and you believed it.  That became part of your conditioning, part of your programming.

Even now beyond friends and family you have the media.  And if it’s repeated enough, your mind says … well I’ve heard it ten, 20, 30 times and it must be true … even if it’s not.

Understand this, the most powerful form of conditioning are the words that are going on in your head, the words that you actually say.

There’s a rope on your elephant that’s holding you back, a rope that you could easily yank out. You have the choice.

You can train your brain to do whatever you want.  The choice is yours.

HIRE Dave to speak to your group !

Email:  dave [at] dmarkwheeler.com


Hire the RIGHT Motivational And Inspirational Keynote Speaker

Who is the RIGHT Motivational & Inspiration Keynote Speaker … for you?

It is becoming increasingly important to hire the services of motivational and inspirational keynote speakers for business workshops, educational seminars and corporate retreats. Why?  Because we are often overwhelmed with responsibilities and it is very easy for people to lose interest in things; even their jobs. Thus, when men (or women) have been doing the same thing for a long time and may have lost their “zeal”, they will need to be challenged and encouraged by someone from outside the organization.


This is the major reason why businesses of all sizes need to go out of their way to organize programs for empowering their workers. An efficient keynote speaker knows how to fire the zeal and determination in the workers so that they can feel a sense of participation. This is because he makes them realize that they have the potential to achieve greatness.

A Wizard with Words

One of the tools in trade of inspirational speakers is that they are master of words. They are experts in using words to appeal to the intellectual and emotional reasoning of their listeners. In addition, they know how to use engaging words, personal stories and other real life stories to connect to their listeners. This enables them to break down all the emotional barriers that may be in the heart of the listeners.

Nevertheless, it is important that you know that employing effective keynote speakers should not be an impulsive decision. You must make it a point to consider some important aspects of potential speakers before you make the decision to hire anybody. For instance, it is very important that you consider the reputation of any speaker before you hire him or her.

Reputation & Accountability

You need to start by understanding the fact that you cannot afford to hire someone who will disappoint you by not showing up for the event. If you make the mistake of hiring some that would stand you and your attendees up, the consequences can be bad. In fact, you need no prophet to tell you that your attendees will leave the venue more uninspired than they were when they arrived at the center.

Style & Point of View

In addition, before you hire any speaker, you may also want to consider his presentation methods in for you to make an informed decision. For instance, some speakers know how to appeal to people to do the right thing while others know how to challenge them into doing the right thing. You may also want to reach a decision concerning the use of audio-visual stimulus.

Meet Your Target

You will also need to think about the outcome that you want to get from the whole presentation. If you want your workers to put more efforts into their production you will need different speakers than if you want them to bring new and innovative ideas to the company. The point is that you should considedMark-Wheeler-Keynote-Speakerr the outcome when hiring a speaker.

Bottom Line

Interestingly, if you are able to get your hiring decision right and you hire the right speaker for your audience, you can be sure that the attendees stands a good chance of gaining more knowledge. In essence, hiring a motivational and inspirational speaker can go a long way in helping you to record success in your business.