Tag Archive: leadership journey

Become an Artist and Other Secrets to Success

Three keys to Success: #1. Become an artist. Paint a picture of personal success in your mind. Avoid artificial goals like money, power, and prestige. Paint with colors that express your values. Try things… Continue reading

5 Ways to Dig Your Own Well

Your most powerful contributions are the answers you’ve found for yourself. A struggle answered is purpose found. Profundity is relative: What’s simple to you is profound to others. You’ve grown bored with the profound… Continue reading

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