How to See Opportunity Everywhere You Go

The way you show up impacts what you see. Leaders who show up to fix things see problems and inadequacies. Leaders who show up to celebrate progress see strengths and opportunities. The world… Continue reading

The Complete List of ‘UP’ for Leaders

Thanks to readers who correct, clarify, and expand on the ideas presented here on Leadership Freak. Several readers expanded the ideas in this morning’s post. I can’t resist compiling a ‘complete’ list of… Continue reading

How to Show Up, Stir Up, Build Up, and Shut Up

If you let your mind wander, you’ll end up where you don’t want to go. Give your personal leadership focus and direction. #1. Show Up. Bring your best self to work by determining… Continue reading

Intelligent Disobedience: 5 Ways to Invite Disconfirming Feedback

“Serious errors are avoided by the use of Intelligent Disobedience.” Ira Chaleff, author of Intelligent Disobedience: Doing Right When What You’re Told to Do Is Wrong. Blind obedience is dangerous: Skilled guide dogs disobey… Continue reading

People who Believe They Have No Control Act as if They Don’t Matter

  People who believe they have no control forfeit their power and act as if they don’t matter. Helplessness: Waits for instructions. Rejects creative solution-seeking. Avoids risk. Gives up quickly. Complains when results… Continue reading

The Top 10 Super Powers of Listening

There are a million excuses for poor listening. Reject all of them if you expect to lead.   The top 10 super powers of listening: Expanding horizons. Showing respect. Connecting and caring. Helping… Continue reading