Category Archive: Marks of leaders

Most frequent leadership advice of Jim Kouzes

I recently asked bestselling author and leadership expert, Jim Kouzes some questions. Here’s part of that exchange. ***** Leadership Freak: “What piece of leadership advice do you give out most frequently?” Jim Kouzes:… Continue reading

The leadership shift

Great leaders know success is about others and not themselves. They shift focus from the way others treat them to how they treat others. Sadly, some leaders focus on themselves and expect others… Continue reading

Ignore Things

Typically, leaders see and do. Surprisingly, successful leaders also learn to ignore things. Edward de Bono correctly observes, “An expert is someone who has succeeded in making decisions and judgements simpler through knowing what… Continue reading

A Leadership Intention

Lousy leaders are busy but don’t know what they are doing. Successful leaders live intentionally. How do you want others to feel when they are around you? Like you are smart or like… Continue reading

Survivor: Nicaragua and encouragement

Jimmy Johnson is a retired American football coach. He followed Tom Landry as the coach of the Dallas Cowboys. Jimmy knows how to encourage others. My wife and I watched the TV show… Continue reading

Six ways to build the right image

Chances are people see you differently than you see yourself.  For example, it’s likely your anger is bigger to others than it is to you. The problem is perception is reality, at least in… Continue reading