Monthly Archive: October, 2010

Transformation

Over time, organizations may harden like arteries. They stagnate unless they are motivated to transform. Frequently, entrenched organizations need a crisis to begin transforming. For example, an economic downturn may unnerve leadership enough… Continue reading

Overcome distraction

Hitting the pillow in exhaustion, have you ever wondered what happened? What did I accomplish? Where did the day go? It seems the busier life is the easier it is to be distracted from… Continue reading

Pressure to be invisible

Image source “The world belongs not to those who fit in but to those who stand out,” Anonymous. The challenge The trouble with standing out is – standing out. Standing out isn’t always… Continue reading

People pleasers

Wanting another’s approval is healthy. Needing it is sick. You can’t please all the people even some of the time. “The disease to please,” as psychologist Harriet Braiker likes to call it, is… Continue reading

Over commit to one thing

“Successful people have a glaring tendency to over commit,” Marshal Goldsmith. Leaders live for opportunities. Opportunities ignite passions. As a result they may chase too many chickens at once and end up empty… Continue reading

Diamond in the Rough Pt. 2

A Leadership Freak reader asks, “If you thought you were a diamond in the rough who was not being found, what would you do?” My response to this question is not directed at… Continue reading