Category Archive: Leading

Top 25 Dumb Mistakes Leaders Make

Yesterday I asked the Leadership Freak Coffee Shop on Facebook: “What’s the dumbest thing you’ve seen a leader do?” This morning while going for coffee with a local business owner, I ran into… Continue reading

Five Proven Steps to Tomorrow’s Win

“Bold moves in the second and third quarter of your tenure tend to accelerate your career,” Pam Fox Rollin for newly promoted leaders. Short-term wins are like fireworks they’re breath-taking but fade quickly.… Continue reading

15 Techniques That Build Loyal Followers

Surround yourself with people who will walk through hell with you. Lost loyalty: “I used to love my job, they said, but not anymore.” “What happened,” I asked? “The old boss left. I’d… Continue reading

The Leadership Secret

I love asking leaders to talk about tipping points in their lives – when their leadership trajectory started or shifted. Mike Howard’s leadership course found clarity when his manager at CIA took an… Continue reading

See the Good – Say the Good

Your attitude is within your control. It’s not dependent on circumstances or people. Your attitude is your orientation toward life. I’ve decided to take charge of my attitude. By nature I’m negative by… Continue reading

When Vulnerability Leads to Loyalty and Respect

The story that follows is true. He couldn’t believe his ears. A senior member of the management team actually said they were drowning. In more than 15 years he’d never heard anything like… Continue reading