Category Archive: Change

How to Move From Don’t-Want to Do-Want Leadership

Most people walk around with a big don’t-want inside. When I ask people what they want, they inevitably tell me what they don’t want. Don’t-want leadership: Frustration and pain point the way for… Continue reading

How to Break Free From ‘Establishment-Thinking’ and Win Like a Startup

‘Establishment-thinking’ slows leaders and organizations to a safe crawl.   What would you do if you were just starting your business? Love your customers like you just won them. Don’t take long-term relationships… Continue reading

4 Steps on the Path to the Highest Good

Change may begin with declaration, but change efforts sputter until leaders change their own behaviors. 4 steps on the path to the highest good: #1. Paint a picture of the medium-term highest good.… Continue reading

Be a Real Leader and Start a Ripple Effect

I invited several top leaders, authors, and bloggers to share their wisdom with Leadership Freak readers. Thanks to Jesse Lyn Stoner for contributing this insightful post on creating magnificent teams in uninspired organizations. Do any of these common business… Continue reading

7 Questions to Ask Before Pursuing a New Job

Run toward new opportunities, not away from your current situation. It’s too easy to jump from the pan into the fire. 3 must do’s before pursuing new job opportunities: Have a deep conversation with the… Continue reading

16 Expressions of Underhanded Resistance Pt. 1

Underhanded resistance happens when people say yes, but really mean no. Resistance is expected, normal, even healthy. Underhanded resistance distracts and destroys. Leaders chase ghosts, when they don’t see underhanded resistance. People say they want change.… Continue reading