You Might Not Like it but There are 5 Good Things About Conflict

Managers spend between 40% and 90% of their time dealing with conflict. With that in mind, it makes sense to get the most out of such a time consuming activity. Leadership Freak readers… Continue reading

You Want to Contribute – What Really Holds You Back

What really holds you back: #1. Unfocused intention. Leaders rise to the level of their focus. Intending something to happen doesn’t make it happen. Making a difference in the world is an intention… Continue reading

How to Respond to Unfair Critics without Bloodshed

Leadership includes the authority to act without asking permission. The downside of authority is unfair criticism. Action invites criticism. “Criticism is something we can avoid easily by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being… Continue reading

How to Stop Aspiration from Becoming Toxic Desperation

Thoreau wrote, “The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.” I’m not sure the masses are quietly desperate. But maybe you know what Thoreau was writing about. Any dream you can’t act-toward… Continue reading

Feeling Uncertain – How to Look Forward with Confidence

Focusing on an unknowable future creates anxiety in the present. Confidence toward the future is found in making contribution today. Looking forward with confidence: #1. Pursue meaning not happiness. The pursuit of happiness… Continue reading

5 Things I Learned From 30 Days of Gratitude

My gratitude practice: Record one point of gratitude every day. (It must be written, not simply thought.) Lessons from 30 days of gratitude: #1. Gratitude is disproportionately beneficial. Overall, November was more enjoyable… Continue reading