Category Archive: Vision

They Won’t Budge

Efforts to make things better are persistently blocked by a bottleneck. Now what? Pour out your good stuff, even when disappointed with others. Hardened bottlenecks: Forget the big pictures. Resist what might be. Use policy… Continue reading

The Pause that Refreshes

Busyness causes blindness and amnesia. You can become so busy that you lose sight of what you’re doing and forget why it matters. Immersion without reflection produces frustration. The pause that refreshes: A… 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

The Real Truth About Dreams

It doesn’t matter how inspired you feel, if others don’t feel it.  Martin Luther King Jr. inspired people, not because he had a dream, but because others felt the dream in themselves. You… Continue reading

Seven Ways to Win by Dreaming Small

I often spend time with young leaders who have big dreams, but don’t know what to do next. You can aspire to change the world but until you change yourself, it’s a pipe… Continue reading

Four Ways to Become a One Word Organization

I’ve been practicing, “One Word,” for three years. It’s a fascinating practice that I learned from Jon Gordon, Dan Britton, and Jimmy Page. “Ask,” is my word for 2016. One word for organizations:… Continue reading