Courageous Leadership: A 12 Week Action Plan


Read Chapter 4, Characteristic #9 (Charismatic)


Schedule Meetings

Yourself (in-depth self-reflection) DOWNLOAD INVITE

Leader you consider especially powerful (Semi-Structured Conversation) DOWNLOAD INVITE 

Your Mentor (Advice, Information, Referral (AIR) Hot Wash) DOWNLOAD INVITE

Identify the best day, time, location & length for these meetings. Send your mentor and leader confirmation emails.



During these 7 days, focus your journaling on your charisma and the associated impacts to your daily activities. Please take particular care to capture the emotions, surprises, and new insights you experience and gain.


During these 7 days you may want to focus on the following topics:

  • How charismatic are you? Do you consider yourself especially charismatic?

  • How charismatic should you be to accomplish your goals and objectives?

  • What steps have you taken to show your people how much you appreciate and respect them?

  • Do you show genuine interest and concern for every person on your team?

  • Do you know the names of their children? Do you know their hopes and dreams?

  • Do they know you support the fulfillment of their hopes and dreams?


In your journal, identify the differences between your observed charisma and desired charisma so that you may begin closing the gaps.


Semi-Structured Conversations

Spend time with yourself (self-reflection) and a leader you consider especially charismatic. Prior to this conversation, observe the leader and document in your journal, charisma you see in their day-to-day actions. At the beginning of the conversation, summarize the philosophy of Courageous Leadership and the Courageous Characteristic of being charismatic from your own understanding. During the conversation, capture the findings in your journal. Questions might include:

  • Describe a leader you know who is charismatic. What actions, behaviors or attitudes reflect their charisma?

  • How charismatic are you? Do you consider yourself particularly charismatic?

  • How charismatic should you be to accomplish your goals & objectives?

  • How have you developed charisma?

  • What steps have you taken to show your people how much you appreciate and respect them?

  • What suggestions do you have for helping me to develop charisma?

  • Do you have recommendations for books or other resources?

  • Do you have a recommendation for a Charismatic Leader that I should talk to?

Mentor Conversation

When you meet with your mentor discuss-

Advice: What advice does he/she have for you regarding Courageous Charisma in general and your level of Courageous Charisma specifically.

Information: Ask your mentor for sources of additional information that they have found useful regarding Courageous Charisma.

Referrals: Ask who should you speak to further regarding Courageous Charisma.

You may also use the questions above.


Culmination Actions

Given the identified gap between your current vision and desired Courageous Charisma:

  • Review and, if needed, modify your draft Individual Mission Statement

  • (IMS) to match your current understanding of Courageous Charisma.

  • Adjust your life and calendar accordingly to achieve your desired Courageous Charisma so that you may fulfill your IMS.

  • Include Courageous Charisma in your Individual Development Plan

  • Review and update as needed your T•C•E Alignment and W•F•S Balance

  • Knowledge Measurement: To measure your progress toward your goal of Courageous Leadership proficiency, please measure your levels of knowledge at the end of this 10-day section using the Individual Assessment

Bottom Line Value Creation

Given your recognition of Courageous Charisma’s invaluable role in building culture and commitment, you have accepted

the role & responsibility of creating, collecting, and using Charisma in your leadership roles.

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