I always ask my classes …

“How do you know if you are a Leader?” …

“Look over your shoulder and see if someone is Following You!” …


Now …

Think about The Leaders who convinced you to Follow Them …

Whether They were in an Organization or within your circle of Family & Friends …


What Traits did They ALL Possess? …

What did They ALL do to get you to Believe In and Follow Them? …



They all had the ability to …

Galvanize, Persuade, & Convince



Galvanize …

The ability to Galvanize is defined as possessing the talent to Excite Someone into ‘Taking Action’ …

After Listening to Them … 

Or …

Just Being Around Them …

You were CERTAIN …

That you were Ready To …

‘Spring Into Action!’ …

They Exuded an Undeniable Motivating Charisma …


Persuade …

The ability to Persuade is defined as possessing the talent to Prompt someone to ‘Spring Into Action’ …

They may have spoken in front of a Crowd …

They may have talked to you One on One …

However …

Following the Encounter …

You just wanted to ‘Go There!’ …

And you were ‘All In!’ …


Convince …

The ability to Convince is defined as possessing the talent to cause someone to firmly believe in the ‘Truth of the Matter’ …

This Conviction about the ‘Truth of the Matter’ …

Could have occurred after a One on One Encounter …

Or …

The Leader could have Interacted with you (all) on Multiple Occasions …

However …

As with the previous two Essential Leadership Traits …

‘You Just Knew!’ …



To Learn More About Leadership & The Personality Traits That They Possess, Read:


A Personality Portrait: Sixteen Biblical Leaders Who Identify Your Traits