Category Archive: Teams

The Most Unremarkable Thing Leaders Do

The most unremarkable thing leaders do is worry about themselves. Self-worry shrinks life. Fretting – over yourself – makes others into enemies. Self-focused hand-wringing stinks like fear. Lousy leaders worry too much about themselves. Interviews:… Continue reading

Solution Saturday: Teammates Hate Each Other!

Warning: I’m violating my self-imposed 300 word limit. At 787 words, this is the longest article I have ever posted on Leadership Freak. Dear Dan: I’m less than a month into a new… Continue reading

How Three Time Filters Impact Leadership

Your view of time impacts relationships and decisions. Time is a way of seeing. Some leaders make decisions with the past in mind, others focus on the present. Still others, perhaps the most dangerous,… Continue reading

Solution Saturday: Can’t Get a Word in Edgewise

Dear Dan, Our small work group has many discussions. In these discussions people talk over each other and vie for the opportunity to share. I feel uncomfortable interrupting. When I don’t jump in,… Continue reading

I’m Afraid I’ll Be Alone

I asked a group about their fears. She said, “I’m afraid I’ll be alone.” It was years ago, but I still admire her courage. She wasn’t afraid of alone-time. Mature leaders want, even need,… Continue reading

Solution Saturday: New to the Team

Dear Dan, Executive leadership put me on a team, of people I like, but are afraid of me and each other. How can one work to build the trust of others they work with… Continue reading