Category Archive: Insecurity

The Power of Commitment

A risk free life is a boring life. Yesterday, a college senior and I discussed life and career choices. He feels stressed. He realizes a decision today may establish the direction of his… Continue reading

Confident-humility

***** In his new book, Good Boss, Bad Boss, Robert Sutton explains, “Wise bosses have the confidence to act on what they know and the humility to doubt their knowledge.” ***** It’s a… Continue reading

Succeeding when you’re new

An email arrived from a new Leadership Freak subscriber asking if I had any hints that might help a new supervisor. “New” means they were recently hired to a supervisory role with a… Continue reading

The “P” word for leaders – Priorities

(This is the “P” installment of the series, “Alphabet for Leaders.”) “There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.” Freya Madeline Stark Ever… Continue reading

“N” is for Negativity

***** (This is the “N” installment of the series, “Alphabet for Leaders.”) Most of the people I know make negative statements based on imagined negative speculations.  That includes me. When we don’t know… Continue reading

Identity influences interactions

This is the “I” installment of my “Alphabet for Leaders.” I’m a grandfather with three grandchildren (5, 4, and 1 year). Early on they called me poppi but that’s been shortened to pop.… Continue reading