What Shapes a Leaders Attitude?

I couldn't do it everyday, but the days I drove my kids to school, before they got out of the car, typically the words were:

"Be a leader today and love an unlovable." 

Leadership and compassion are a great balance.  Strength and humility.

While there are many factors that determine who we become, how we form our self-concept ultimately shapes our leadership ability. Here are some critical stages to consider:

  • Stages:         Factors:
  • Pre-Birth:      Inherent personality/temperament
  • Birth:             Environment
  • Age 1-6:         Word Expression, adult affirmation
  • Ages 7-10:     Self-image
  • Ages 11-21:     Peer approval, physical appearance
  • Ages 22-61:   Marriage, family, career, success


  • Personality - Who I am
  • Environment - What's around me
  • Words - What I hear
  • Adult affirmation - What I feel
  • Self-image - How I see myself
  • Exposure to new experiences - How I grow
  • Association to peers - Who influences me
  • Physical appearance - How I feel about my looks
  • Marriage, family, career - My security and status

Whether you're eight, forty-eight, or sixty-eight, lives and leadership are under construction. It's never too late to influence loved-ones, friends and co-workers. It's never too late to GROW as a leader and person in influence and positive attitude. Honor each stage with wisdom and intentionality. 


Here's to positively influencing those around us! 


2 of Steve's Popular Keynotes

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Power of Influence and Impactful Leadership:

As a master storyteller, Steve has unparalleled ability to communicate dynamic business and leadership truths through stories, anecdotes and humor. Power of Influence and Impactful Leadership is a powerful message for today… to inspire those who aspire to make a positive influence, regardless of title or position.


Full Potential- How to Perform Best Under Pressure:

This dynamic keynote addresses the epidemic of stress and pressure. Through real-life case studies, Steve explains how leaders today need strategies to be both “smart and healthy”. You’ll learn actionable keys to operate at optimum levels while facing deadlines and challenging relationships.

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The purpose of Leadership Quest is to help professionals develop their personal leadership, vision and emotional intelligence. Everyday I strive to help leaders and teams achieve their desired goals in sales productivity, leadership, time maximization, and life-balance.