Tag Archive: leadership journey

The Principle of the Rope

George asked, “Do you ever feel pressure?” He was thinking about the breadth and depth of the Leadership Freak audience, as well as, the rigorous writing schedule I maintain. George is one of… Continue reading

7 Steps Toward Authenticity

(Warning: This post is approximately 350 words!) “Do you think we have to fight to be our true selves?” The question came from a busy leader with global impact. I replied, “The fight… Continue reading

Solution Saturday: What Would You Do

Being a mentor is an ego building experience for immature leaders. What do you do, when a mentee asks, “What would you do?” Self-importance motivates mentors to prematurely spew “pearls of wisdom.” Rushing to… 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

Solution Saturday: Dangling Carrots

Mary, (Fictitious name), was offered the opportunity to earn a seat at the corporate table. A current team member plans to step down in two or three years. She assumed new responsibilities, while still… Continue reading

His Comment Has Irritated Me for Months

I often talk about the power of saying, “How can I help?” But, several months ago, a man came to me after a talk and said, “Have you ever thought about asking, ‘How… Continue reading