Category Archive: Managing

10 Steps Gutsy Leaders Take

Six reasons leaders wimp out: Avoiding conflict. Striving for certainty. Avoiding career risk. (Butt kissing) Lack of self-confidence. Lack of urgency. Protecting your turf. Two results of wimpy leadership: Leaders that won’t make… Continue reading

Supporting a new lead person

Image source Little League International headquarters is in the community where I live. Every year, the nonprofit organization I lead participates with Little League’s Kid’s Day. It’s held in the museum. Our volunteers… Continue reading

Six Steps to Organizational Excellence

Image source Leadership Freak blog posts usually focus on personal rather than organizational development. However, Dr. Mrunal Asher, a long-time reader and contributor of the Leadership Freak blog sent me his paper, “Six Essential… Continue reading

Crashing barriers to fulfillment at work

Inept leaders drain enthusiasm; create negative work-cultures, and generate unfulfilled, self-centered, inward-facing employees. Great leaders know how to infuse people with fulfillment. Emphasize value: The barrier of meaningless work is broken when the… Continue reading

The Most Dangerous Time in Your Career

A promotion may be the most dangerous time in your career. Within 18 months, 40% of all new managers and executives fail. Success is dangerous. The move from front line employee to supervisor/manager… Continue reading

Four Ways Managers Roadblock Productivity

  “Most of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to get their work done.” Peter Drucker Four ways managers roadblock productivity Talking – Managers that roadblock work talk too… Continue reading