Category Archive: Goals

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

The State Trooper and I

A State Trooper pulled me over for speeding. It feels like yesterday. It was several years ago. I was on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. My speed was between 25 and 30 mph over the… Continue reading

How to Focus on What Really Matters

What matters: When you end the day saying, “I didn’t get anything done today,” you spent your day doing what matters to others, not to you. It’s tragic – even pathetic – to… Continue reading

Top 10 Ways to be Tough

It’s tempting to turn back when progress is slow, you feel alone, or you’re unappreciated. If leadership was easy, more people would do it.   Meaningful achievement always requires resilience. Temptation to turn back at every… Continue reading

How to Bridge the Gap Between Talk and Action

Lousy teams drain energy, creativity, and resolve. Mediocre teams kill things slowly. Better to work alone than die a lingering death on a gasping team. Successful leaders move through talk to action. Leading teams: Few… Continue reading

7 Forward-Facing Questions to Evaluate the Past

Past tense leaders don’t clarify results or methods, before you take action. But, when it’s over, they critique and tweak what you did. Lousy leaders are wise after the fact. Correcting the past:… Continue reading