With more than 30 years leadership experience and more than 2000 hours of one-on-one interviews with CEOs and Small Business Owners, Kirk shares that insight with 13 practical, real-world skills that differentiate great leaders from good leaders. Whether in a keynote or workshop format Kirk will help your executives, managers and employees become exceptional leaders. There are more books and courses on leadership than ever before. With so much information available why aren't there more great leaders than there was 20 years ago? Leadership is not a title, and much more than being charismatic, a good communicator, creative, bold and risk taking. Those things are important and necessary but not what makes a great leader. Kirk will share powerful principles that make all the difference. These are skills that can be implemented immediately to have an significant impact. Learn what good leaders don't do and what great leaders master to be exceptional leaders: 1. The TRUST Advantage - Trust as a skill 2. The Optimist's Advantage - Optimism as a skill 3. It is all about the "who" not the "what" 4. The art of apprecaition 5. Context, context, context 6. The power of confident humility 7. Authentic curiosity 8. Turning failure into success 9. The Art of Disclamers for effective communication 10. The Art of Macro-Management Kirk is dynamic, engaging and memorable. He will customize this program to meet your needs and time allotted.