Category Archive: Communication

The “G” word for leaders – Gibberish

This is the seventh installment in the series I’m calling “Alphabet for Leaders.” Today it’s the letter “G.” Have you listened to a leader saying the same thing over and over again? I… Continue reading

Connecting with the boss

Recently, a new Leadership Freak subscriber emailed their interest in the topic of “managing the boss.” What a great topic? I wish I’d received counsel on this essential skill when I was younger… Continue reading

Put the oxygen mask on you first

Flight attendants still tell you to put the oxygen mask on yourself before attempting to help others. If you don’t take care of yourself first, you become part of the problem rather than… Continue reading

Heated passion or steady-calm

I’ve always leaned toward the passionate side of life. For example, debate energizes me. Public speaking excites me. Advocating for a compelling vision fires me up. I agree with those who say, “Passion… Continue reading

Rubbed the wrong way

Navigating relationships at work is challenging when people rub you the wrong way.  I’ve done my share of rubbing people the wrong way. Sometimes the irritation is my fault and other times it’s… Continue reading

Getting the most from anger

Seven days ago the Leadership Freak community let loose on “Whining Wednesday” and left a record number of comments explaining things that tick leaders off. It was fun and educational. (It’s not too… Continue reading