Monthly Archive: September, 2010

Dream builders

One day long, long ago, in a galaxy far, far away; you dreamed of greatness. Maybe over time you lost your dream.  One too many failures broke the camel’s back.  One too many… Continue reading

Getting further with feedback

Ken Blanchard said, “Feedback is the breakfast of champions.” If you aren’t giving and receiving feedback your commitment to improvement and success is shallow at best. You’re stunting yourself and your organization. Getting… Continue reading

Don’t Collaborate?

***** Most organizations bow down to the value of collaboration. Today, I’m shooting the sacred cow. Collaboration isn’t always useful or necessary. Furthermore, collaboration can be cumbersome and ineffective. ***** Collaboration is useful… Continue reading

Ignore things

Typically, leaders see and do. Surprisingly, successful leaders also learn to ignore things. Edward de Bono correctly observes, “An expert is someone who has succeeded in making decisions and judgements simpler through knowing what… Continue reading

Nonnegotiable’s

Dr. Al Diaz, featured Leadership Freak (LF) contributor, asked where are the Leadership Freak values. Here’s a first attempt at discovering, not creating, core LF Values. Ten Core Values Leadership: Individuals make a… Continue reading

A Leadership Intention

Lousy leaders are busy but don’t know what they are doing. Successful leaders live intentionally. How do you want others to feel when they are around you? Like you are smart or like… Continue reading