Targeted Training for Faster Promotions

Exemplary Leader

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Personal Business Trainer identifies seven traits of high performance individuals that allow them to achieve excellence in contribution to their businesses. It is this excellence in contribution that leads to enhanced opportunities within the company and faster promotions.

These seven traits are Exemplary Leader, Notably Insightful, Massively Confident, Quickly Decisive, Responsibly Charismatic, Results Rainmaker, and Success Driver. Each of these traits is treated separately within the pages tied to “PBT Program Goals”.


It is widely believed that leadership is a key trait required for upward mobility in an organization. In order to obtain greater and greater responsibilities, demonstrating the ability to effectively get results from groups of people is a requirement.

Typically these leadership accomplishments begin informally in self-managed work groups trying to accomplish a task. The next level of leadership proficiency is demonstrated through officially managing a group in a supervisor status and again followed by managing a “group of groups” which is the first step where a person manages managers, not simply individuals.

Skills developed during these first few turns of the “leadership pipeline” set the stage for success at higher and higher levels of an organization. Successes in these roles are the critical foundational experiences for future promotability.

Promotion into higher leadership positions brings growing management complexity into the picture. This complexity comes not only in sheer numbers, i.e. headcount and layers, but complexities in assignments (multiple activities executing simultaneously), complexities in diversity (age, race, gender, culture and many other vectors), complexities in geography (varied work locations) and time (teams across multiple time zones or work shifts), etc. Demonstrating the ability to thrive within ever increasing complexity is key for preparing for future promotions.

But it is not simply adequate to be a good leader and demonstrate sufficient capability to lead at your level. There are many good leaders in every business and if striving for faster promotions you must stand out from the crowd. You must be an EXEMPLARY LEADER broadly recognized as an up-and-comer and treated repeatedly as one of those being groomed for the upper echelons of the organization.

Personal Business Trainer focuses on seven traits for high performance individuals and complements Leadership growth with necessary and supportive growth in Insight, Confidence, Decisiveness, Charisma, Results, and Success. By pursuing all performance traits in parallel, PBT members develop the skills and achievements required to get them noticed by their peers and superiors.


Feel free to learn more about each of the Personal Business Trainer high performance traits:

Exemplary Leader
Notably Insightful
Massively Confident
Quickly Decisive
Responsibly Charismatic
Results Rainmaker
Success Driver