Category Archive: Criticism

How to Kick Your Inner Critic in the Pants and Move Forward

Your inner critic believes you’re a failure and wants you to stay that way. An inner finger-pointer comes from two places. Inner critics are the imagined voice of accusing authority figures and negative family members from… Continue reading

6 Ways to Deal with Blamethrowing

Blamethrowers want others to change. The opposite of blame is responsibility. You learn when you take responsibility. Life remains the same when you blame. 6 ways to deal with Blamethrowing: #1 Change first: The past… Continue reading

Leaders, Flies, and Manure

A leader without a problem to fix is like a fly searching for stink. If you aren’t fixing something, you’re buzzing around looking for something that’s broken. Leaders love problems like flies love… Continue reading

The 10 Strategies of Obnoxious Leaders

Don’t expect the people you complain about to follow you. You aren’t worthy of leadership, if you can’t pull-with people. The future is built on aspiration, not frustration. Persistent frustration makes you obnoxious. Complaining points… Continue reading

7 Responses to Reasoned Resistance

The line between bold and foolish is often determined by success or failure. Fearful organizations are full of people who know why it’s better to stay the same. Remarkable success requires boldness, but bold leaders… Continue reading

Solution Saturday: Your Pie Needs More Sugar

This email, from a Leadership Freak reader, arrived yesterday. Hi Dan, … I recently (this week) came up on a situation with a would-be employer and immediately thought of you.  Turning to my… Continue reading