Welcome to the Leadership Almanac

Gary Winters

It's All About Leadership

Creator of the Popular


“We stumble over pebbles, never over mountains.”

So goes the saying. Leadership is often thought of as something few of us can do well, requiring us to be both visionary and charismatic. But as a leadership coach and consultant, and the author of four books on specific aspects of leadership (with a fifth on the way!) I know that really great leaders are people who, day after day, manage to keep their eye on the mountaintop (the vision) while rarely stumbling over the pebbles along the way. It’s been my life’s work to find out how they do that.

I’ve created The Leadership Almanac to share what I’ve learned about how good leaders lead.

If you’re interested in the ins-and-outs of leadership, in the full spectrum from how leaders create a compelling vision of the future to how they sweat the small stuff, from how they make tough decisions to how they navigate a difficult conversation, from how they inspire to what makes them perspire, from what people like Warren Bennis to people like Robert Fulghum have to say about leaders, you’ve come to the right place. I’m here as a catalyst, to share, to facilitate, to kick things off. I’ve got a lot of ideas, and I want to hear yours as well.

Please leave a comment or two. Who knows who you’ll inspire?

Wonderful reading particularly at a time when we have just formed a new company / (ad)venture and all eyes are me.

Gary, not only is this an attractive site, but informative, thought provoking and inspiring. It brings to mind a question that I used to ponder:

While in the military I often wondered why men would follow their leader into the face of death. It wasn’t that they were just following orders, which they were or the fact that they had no fear, which they did. It was courage in spite of the fear and the fact that they had become a cohesive team where the success or failure of one directly impacted the probability of their own personal survival and their leader was not only their superior, but their servant as well.

Leadership. An oft studied subject but far to infrequently demonstrated.

Gary, thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts and knowledge on a subject that should be foremost on all our minds as our country moves towards the election of a President. Regardless of political leanings. We need leadership!