Category Archive: Trust

Six Simple Ways to Strengthen Your Culture Now

People in strong cultures smile and laugh. The idea that it takes fewer muscles to smile than frown is silly. If you don’t want to smile, it doesn’t matter how easy it is.… Continue reading

How to Defeat the Dangers of Disrespect

Foolish leaders disrespect intentionally. But, for many, disrespect is accidental. Disrespectful leaders demoralize the team. You’re disrespectful when you: Answer for others in meetings. Help when help isn’t needed. Over-helpfulness suggests others aren’t… Continue reading

Speed with Collaboration and Standards

Messy collaboration can create speed. Mike Leavitt learned collaboration is often the best way to solve messy problems that involve large groups of people. Mike is the three time Governor of Utah and… Continue reading

How to Tell if You Should Tell

A Facebook follower says, “I’d like to see a Leadership Freak post that addresses the dangers of being honest about burnout.” The three dangers of being honest about burnout are losing: Respect. Opportunity.… Continue reading

20 Ways to Gain the Respect you Deserve

The danger of disrespect is disconnection. You cannot connect with someone you don’t respect. The power of respect is loyalty. Leaders receive respect because of position, but lose it because of behavior. Earning… Continue reading

When Candor Means They’re a Jerk

Experience shows candor is rare. Ignoring uncomfortable topics and dancing around difficult issues is expected.  Candor surprises. Leaders who push things under the carpet are nurse maids not leaders. Candor gone wrong: Jerks excuse… Continue reading