Category Archive: Leading

12 Ways to End Soul-Sucking Meetings

Poorly run meetings cost US companies $399 Billion. The survey says: “We surveyed 182 senior managers in a range of industries: 65% said meetings keep them from completing their own work. 71% said meetings are… Continue reading

Solution Saturday: How to Earn Respect

Dear Dan, I need help! I am the new manager to a team of experienced professionals. How do I earn their respect? Sincerely, New Manager Dear New, Congratulations on being selected to manage… Continue reading

Leadership Derailers: Anger

Anger changes the world. The question is how. There’s no middle ground with anger. It makes you better or drags you to oblivion. Anger is energy. 3 dangers of anger: #1. Anger is… Continue reading

Leadership Derailers – Taking Offense

Leadership gets narrow and life shrinks for the easily offended. All leaders receive unjust criticism. You’re judged based on inadequate information, false assumptions, or someone’s unspoken preferences. It’s better to focus on OUR… Continue reading

The Most Viewed Posts of All Time

January 2020 marks the 10th Anniversary of Leadership Freak. I’ve posted nearly 3,400 articles in ten years. Thank you for helping build a global audience of leaders who strive to make a difference.… Continue reading

Three Questions that Invent the Future and Defeat Stagnation

The future is invented by what you do today, not by what you plan to do tomorrow. Three questions that invent the future: #1. What do you need to stop? If your life… Continue reading