Kent Blumberg: Essential Leadership Tools

Just ran across an interesting post about leadership tools on Kent Blumberg’s blog. Kent lists 15 ‘tools’ that are essential for a leader. In a nutshell, they are:

15 Essential Leadership Tools

1. Strategic vision.
2. Automatic focus.
3. A heart.
4. Input tools
5. A funny bone.
6. The ability to delegate.
7. Curiosity.
8. Financial Intelligence.
9. Planning skills
10. Problem solving skills.
11. Risk management skills
12. An evidence-based approach to new ideas
13. Measurement skills.
14. The ability to know when and how to make decisions.
15. Tenacity

Nothing in the list is ground-breaking but it is good to see things such as “a heart” and “a funny bone” included with the often thought of “strategic vision” leadership trait.

Visit Kent’s blog to read his commentary on each ‘tool’.

[tags] Leadership, Leadership Traits [/tags]

Leave a Reply

1 Comment threads
0 Thread replies
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
1 Comment authors
Kent Blumberg Recent comment authors
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Kent Blumberg


Thanks for the link and the kind comments.


If you'd like to receive updates when new posts are published, signup for my mailing list. I won't sell or share your email.