• Great Leaders Never Stop Learning

    Despite where you stand on the “are leaders born or made” debate, most people agree there are some indispensable skills all great leaders must possess. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran of the business world or you’ve just stepped on your first rung of the corporate ladder, the lessons below will help guide your ongoing leadership development.

    In this video series, former professional basketball player turned leadership expert Walter Bond lays out what he has learned throughout his career are the most important skills all great leaders must learn.

  • Accountability: 

    The obligation and willingness to accept responsibility for one’s actions.

    “I think if you look around at the greatest leaders this world has ever seen, the one common thread that permeates all great leadership is accountability.”

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  • Accountability

  • Employee Engagement:

    When employees feel passionate about their jobs, are committed to the organization and its goals, and put full effort into their work.

    “Engaged employees don’t watch the clock. They love being there.”

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  • Employee Engagement

  • Executive Presence:

    The ability to project confidence, poise, and intuitiveness.

    “We have to project an image that we handle business and we’re leaders, but then we have to actually deliver when a person experiences our leadership.”

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  • Executive Presence

  • Servant Leadership:

    Empowering others and putting the needs of those you lead first.

    “The number one responsibility of a leader is to help people develop and perform at their highest capabilities.”

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  • Servant Leadership

  • Visionary Leadership:

    The ability to sustain an organization’s vision through discipline and strategic planning.

    “Where is your organization headed, and does everyone in the building know exactly where you’re going to go? … It’s so important all leaders at every level are executing the direction of where they’re trying to go.”

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  • Visionary Leadership

  • Walter BondAbout Walter Bond

    A former professional basketball player, Walter Bond’s NBA career included 153 games with the Dallas Mavericks, Utah Jazz, and Detroit Pistons. Now, Walter takes what he learned from his life on the court and translates it into motivational and educational messages for thriving businesses and careers. For more information, visit WalterBond.com.