What Makes a Remarkable Leader?

Mar 1, 2017 | Business Development

What makes a remarkable leader? And, on the flipside, what makes a leader remarkable? The answer to these two inverted questions is really quite simple. It all comes down to three basic factors that almost all remarkable leaders have in common—and those factors are what makes them truly remarkable. The three factors that make remarkable leaders remarkable are: strong communication skills, a teachable spirit, and a commitment to diligence.

In order to become a remarkable leader, you have to understand the depth of these factors, and reaching those depths takes time and patience. For now, let’s examine what they mean on a more surface level.

Communication Skills

Almost more important than anything else, excellent communication skills are what sets remarkable leaders apart from the rest of the pack. If you can speak to people and relate to them on a personal level without any real misunderstandings, then you are miles ahead of the crowd.

All in all, business development is more about who you know than what you know, and if you’ve got top-notch communication skills on your side, then you’re bound to know all the right people and be able to communicate with them in meaningful ways.

A Teachable Spirit

It’s true that most people associate a teachable spirit with someone who’s being mentored. But, just because you’re a remarkable leader, it doesn’t mean that you’ve relinquished the need for new wisdom and input. Everyone could stand to learn a thing or two from their fellow life travelers.

When you adopt a teachable spirit, you open yourself up to a world of possibilities as a remarkable leader.

A Commitment to Diligence

Last, but by no means least, a commitment to diligence makes leaders remarkable. Remarkable leaders are the ones who never say, “Never.” They’re the ones who have made that commitment to excellence and diligence, and they are all in, 100 percent of the time.

You won’t catch remarkable leaders wavering, and you certainly won’t ever spy them doubling back on their promises. The key to being a remarkable leader is to pledge your allegiance to leadership, to helping others, and to making a difference in the world.


  1. Linda J Tennies

    Excellent description of remarkable leaders! I am grateful for the coaching and mentorship that are allowing me to develop these skills.

  2. Tina Machado

    Thank you David and Jamie for your leadership and mentorship.

  3. Vanda E.Fromvald

    Having the opportunity to learn excellent communication skills, have more value to me than I can ever explain. Gods amazing grace and my willingness to persist, will manifest Gods glory trough me, for the suprise of many. Thank you to the Felbers.

  4. Adrienne Stokley

    Love this. It totally puts into words what I had felt for years but had been unable to verbalize.


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