Russell Sarder shares the five qualities needed to produce a great leader

The video outlines Sarder’s framework for leadership and how the qualities within that framework apply to all great leaders, like Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey and Steve Jobs
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May 15, 2012 - PRLog -- Author, entrepreneur and CEO of Learning, Russell Sarder, recently released a video discussing how he developed a framework for leadership and explaining how the qualities within that framework apply to all great leaders.

Sarder said that great leaders are not necessarily born with the requisite skills to become a great leader, because those skills can be developed.

In studying what makes a successful leader, Sarder read many books, talked to his mentors and studied the great leaders. The result of his research was the development of the framework, which he calls VISTA, which stands for Visionary, Inspiring, Smart, Trustworthy and Able. In the video Russell Sarder ( explains how these five qualities make a successful leader and how they are apparent in all the well-known leaders of our day and throughout history.

“All successful leaders have the same five qualities in common. They show up again and again and are prevalent in leaders like Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Bill Clinton and Oprah Winfrey. While being naturally gifted with leadership qualities helps, it is possible to develop the skills necessary to influence people to act towards achieving a common goal,” Sarder said.

In addition to these five traits, one common habit that all of these leaders possess is that they are all lifelong learners. Sarder himself is a lifelong learner and a demonstrated leader. He has led NetCom Learning in achieving many significant accomplishments, such as being named a Microsoft Learning Solutions Partner of the Year and winning the Microsoft Marketing Excellence Award. Under his leadership the company was named to the Inc. 500/5000 list of fastest growing private companies in the country for 2011 and was recognized on the 2011 IT Training Companies Watch List by NetCom Learning was also named to the EC-Council Circle of Excellence for the second straight year.

His leadership doesn’t just stop with his role at the helm of NetCom Learning. His personal pursuits have also earned him outstanding success. His leadership skills in promoting a learning movement through his book Learning: Steps to Becoming a Passionate Lifelong Learner have been rewarded with the book being selected by Newark Peace Education Summit, where the XIVth Dalai Lama received a copy. His accomplishments have also earned him recognition with a Top 10 Asian American Business Award.

Up next, Sarder will bring world class business leaders, like Jack Welch, Jim Collins, Michael Porter, and Guy Kawasaki, and many others to New York City to share their expertise. NetCom Learning and HSM will produce the World Innovation Forum, June 20 to 21, and the World Business Forum, October 2 and 3, bringing great business leaders to an audience of business professionals.

Learn from the world class business leaders at the World Business Forum by visiting and the World Innovation Forum by visiting

Discover how leaders are made, not born, by watching Sarder’s latest video at
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About NetCom Learning
NetCom Learning is a premier provider of IT and business-training solutions to companies, individuals, and government agencies. Since its inception in 1998, NetCom Learning has trained over 80 percent of the Fortune 100, serviced over 45,500 business customers, and advanced the skills of more than 71,000 professionals through hands-on, expert-led training, with the organization maintaining an average instructor evaluation score of 8.6 out of 9. NetCom Learning was recognized by Microsoft Corporation as its Worldwide Training Partner of the Year and named twice to Inc. Magazine's list of fastest growing private companies in America. The organization was also recently named to the 2011 IT Training Companies Watch List by The purpose of NetCom Learning is to promote the values of lifelong learning.

The purpose of NetCom Learning is to promote the values of lifelong learning.
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