Category Archive: Leading

High Potentials – One of the First Leadership Freak Posts of All Time

Dear Reader, The following article is a repost of one of my first blogs. (Posted January 4, 2010.) I changed the image. But, other than that, it’s offered without edits. I’d change the… Continue reading

Dear Dan, My Boss Didn’t Keep His Promises

Dear Dan, I have to have a difficult conversation with my boss about promises made that have not been kept or fulfilled. Any thoughts about how to properly challenge up? Ready to Challenge… Continue reading

The Six Pitfalls of Leadership

The pitfalls of leadership spring from within. Dangers that emerge from within are more perilous than dangers that attack from without. The Six Pitfalls of Leadership: #1. Perceived knowledge. “Those who think they… Continue reading

6 Power Tips for Having a Tough Conversation

You tried to deal with the issue when it was small but there’s no improvement. Now it’s time for a tough conversation. Power Tips for Tough Conversations: #1. Build positive relationships: Positive relationships… Continue reading

Creating Change Starts with ‘Getting Out of One’s Bubble’

Book giveaway!! 20 complimentary copies available. Leave a comment on this guest post by Dr. C. Otto Scharmer to become eligible to win one of TWENTY complimentary copies of Essentials of Theory U. (Deadline:… Continue reading

The Complete List of ‘UP’ for Leaders

Thanks to readers who correct, clarify, and expand on the ideas presented here on Leadership Freak. Several readers expanded the ideas in this morning’s post. I can’t resist compiling a ‘complete’ list of… Continue reading