Author Archive

Nonnegotiable’s

Dr. Al Diaz, featured Leadership Freak (LF) contributor, asked where are the Leadership Freak values. Here’s a first attempt at discovering, not creating, core LF Values. Ten Core Values Leadership: Individuals make a… Continue reading

A Leadership Intention

Lousy leaders are busy but don’t know what they are doing. Successful leaders live intentionally. How do you want others to feel when they are around you? Like you are smart or like… Continue reading

Survivor: Nicaragua and encouragement

Jimmy Johnson is a retired American football coach. He followed Tom Landry as the coach of the Dallas Cowboys. Jimmy knows how to encourage others. My wife and I watched the TV show… Continue reading

Six ways to build the right image

Chances are people see you differently than you see yourself.  For example, it’s likely your anger is bigger to others than it is to you. The problem is perception is reality, at least in… Continue reading

The most powerful question of all

Questions are powerful. Good questions connect and transform. We use questions to gather information, guide conversations, open another’s mind, even open our own mind. Questions make statements and reveal assumptions. “Were you present… Continue reading

The Power of Pattern Recognition

I’m delighted to have John Spence, author of the highly recommended book, “Awesomely Simple,” back on Leadership Freak. His comments on “pattern recognition” helped me. I asked him to share his story on… Continue reading