Category Archive: Marks of leaders

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

How to start right and end well

Over coffee yesterday, a local business leader complained to me, “I can’t get him to decide.” Decision-making is one of your greatest leadership challenges. I believe you’ll flounder until you make the two… Continue reading

Why should anyone follow you?

Stated simply, leaders have followers. Put negatively, if you don’t have followers you’re not leading. Here’s the big question, why are people following you? Successful leaders know why others follow. What value are… Continue reading

What you know makes you dumb

Peter Drucker said, “Far too many people – especially people with great expertise in one area-are contemptuous of knowledge in other areas or believe that being bright is a substitute for knowledge.” Leaders… Continue reading

The Greatest Leadership Challenges

Last Thursday I asked this question over in the Leadership Freak Coffee Club, “What are the greatest challenges of Leadership?” Here are a few responses from that lively conversation. Stop managing when you… Continue reading

If I could do it all again

American humorist Dave Barry said, “You can only be young once. But you can always be immature.” Ouch! Looking back with regret doesn’t help, looking back to learn does. If I could take… Continue reading