Category Archive: Insecurity

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

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

The first lie I told at work

From the other end of the phone I heard my boss asking, “Have you completed that project I asked for?” Truth is I hadn’t started it. I was embarrassed. I didn’t want to… Continue reading