Optimistic Discontent

Hope is optimistic discontent. Every act of leadership is an act of optimism. Pessimists can’t lead. Any form of contentment that induces slumber degrades you. Be content with your present and discontent with your… Continue reading

A Sweaty Palm Definition of Success

My palms get sweaty when I read, “We measure success by the way we touch the lives of people.”** Aim at nothing – you hit it. I feel a need to define my aspirations concerning the way I touch… Continue reading

10 Principles of the Thorn

Comfort isn’t a solution. Recurring problems fester when comforters win. But, if you allow pain to escalate, change eventually becomes necessary. Comforters prolong problems. Discomfort motivates change. Motivation declines when you remove discomfort.… Continue reading

How to Disrupt Your Way to Exponential Growth

Leave a comment on this post to become eligible to win one of fifteen copies of, “Disrupt Yourself,” by Whitney Johnson. *** You inevitably arrive at a place where disruption is the only… Continue reading

10 Ways to Solve Real Problems

Solving the wrong problem doesn’t help. Helping in the wrong way wastes time and resources. Worse yet, helping in the wrong way usually blows up in your face. Even though it might be… Continue reading

I’m Glad I didn’t Dream Big

I’m glad I didn’t dream big when it came to writing the Leadership Freak blog. I didn’t set out to write a popular leadership blog. I set out to be helpful to as many people… Continue reading