Category Archive: Author

5 Practices of Go-Giver Leaders

Begin every interaction by asking yourself, “How might I give, rather than how can I take?” Teams build protective barriers against taking-leaders, but giving-leaders connect. 5 practices of Go-Giver Leaders*: Don’t get it… Continue reading

Authenticity is at Least Four Things

This post is inspired by my conversation with Karissa Thacker author of, The Art of Authenticity. Authenticity is not one thing. It is at least four. #1. Selves-Awareness: Know who you are. Self-awareness… Continue reading

7 Ways to Find The Next Best Play

Yesterday I had a conversation with Tim Sanders, author of the new book, “DEALSTORMING,” and former Chief Solutions Officer at Yahoo!. I’m a basketball enthusiast so we spent some time talking about coach… Continue reading

How to Bridge the Values Gap and Find Vitality

“Gaps in our lives drain the positive power to make a difference in the world.” Hyrum Smith, author of, “The 3 Gaps.” The 3 Gaps: The belief gap: Is there a difference between… Continue reading

Unsuccessful Leaders Work as Hard as Successful

Unsuccessful leaders often work just as hard, if not harder, than successful. What’s the difference? Lackluster leaders are unremarkable because they know too much and grow too little. There are other success factors like… Continue reading

Books the “Freaks” Recommend

I asked Leadership Freak readers for book recommendations from books they read in 2015. I am delighted to pass along their recommendations. “Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.” Harry… Continue reading