Category Archive: Listening

How to Go Over the Boss?

Playing politics creates mediocre organizations filled with butt kissers and game players more interested in advancing their own career’s than in advancing their organization. I’ve seen the ants scurrying to tell the boss… Continue reading

A Sliver of Light

Things that don’t make sense have more potential than things that do. Things that make sense confirm, stabilize, or enhance things you already know. Things that don’t make sense are slivers of light… Continue reading

Secrets of the Spotlight

Tabitha, a member of the Leadership Freak Facebook page says, “I’d like to see what you think of the phrase, ‘Lead from the front.’” Leaders that can’t lead from the front can’t lead.… Continue reading

Dealing with know-it-alls

One day over coffee … Some time back, a high-potential leader asked if I saw anything in him that might hold him back. I said, “Yes,” and pointed out a problem area. Without… Continue reading

An inconvenient truth: Respect me

I recently read these insightful comments from John Spence: More and more high potentials are telling me that they want to be “treated with respect” by their leader. Now, when I entered the… Continue reading

Don’t listen to lazy people

Learn from critics, experts that dissent, those that adopt your mission but question the vision. Listen to lessons-learned from those that tried and failed. But don’t listen to lazy people. Lazy people lean… Continue reading