Leaders Say Things Others Won’t Say

I have invited several top leaders, authors, and bloggers to share their wisdom with Leadership Freak readers. Thanks to John C. Maxwell for contributing this insightful post on saying things others won’t say. One of the… Continue reading

4 Behaviors Account for 89% of Leadership Effectiveness

Mckinsey research* suggests 4 leadership behaviors make the difference between strong and weak leadership. Top 20 Leadership Behaviors: Be supportive. Champion desired change. Clarify objectives, rewards, and consequences. Communicate prolifically and enthusiastically. Develop… Continue reading

Solution Saturday: My Leader Screwed Up

Dear Dan, Our leader made a really bad decision. Now he isn’t making it right because he’s afraid of losing face. I’m planning to tell the boss he made a bad decision that… Continue reading

7 Ways to Advise the Boss and Advance Your Career

Wise bosses seek advice. Foolish bosses always know. 7 ways to advise the boss and advance your career: #1. Make the boss feel understood. Clarify the boss’s goals, intentions, and assumptions. Repeat your understanding of… Continue reading

5 Ways to Come Out Ahead in Complex Situations

You aren’t doing much if you don’t grapple with uncertainty. Complex issues have many solutions. Thinking otherwise closes minds. Closed minds damage organizations and limit leaders. Avoid the appeal of first suggestions. “One… Continue reading

7 Elevator Conversations

Tough conversations are like riding an elevator. There comes a point, if you don’t speak, talking is nearly impossible. 7 elevator conversations: Performance issues. (Especially with higher ups.) Changes that impact status within… Continue reading