Category Archive: Motivation

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 Surprising Secrets to Getting More Done

The more you get done the further you go. But flopping around like a headless chicken isn’t the answer. 7 surprising secrets to getting more done: #1. Get boring. Develop predictable routines. It takes more… Continue reading

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

Solution Saturday: Breakthrough Moments

Cowards love procrastination. Aspiring authors would kill for the opportunities that come my way. But, I’ve procrastinated on writing a book for three years. I’m afraid of it. Fear blocks possibility. Readers can’t understand… Continue reading

Breaking the Glum-Leader Syndrome

I’ve met some unhappy leaders. Perhaps they love position, power, prestige, or the paycheck. But, they drain energy from people and teams. Unhappy leaders lead unhappy teams. Do something else if leading makes you… Continue reading

How Honor Fuels Energy and Gets Results

Done poorly, gratitude demotivates or inspires entitlement. Affirm results; honor heart. The person behind results: There’s a leader on my team who enjoys meeting needs and taking care of people. I saw him in action… Continue reading