Category Archive: Marks of leaders

John Spence on Life and Leadership, Pt. 2

Thanks to everyone who left their personal top 3 leadership qualities on yesterday’s post. You generated a record number of comments for Leadership Freak. Click here for part 1. Next Wednesday, Aug. 11,… Continue reading

Vulnerability, Respect and loyalty

This story is true. Names are excluded for the sake of privacy. He couldn’t believe his ears. A senior member of the management team actually said they felt like they were drowning. In… Continue reading

Roots of healthy confidence

John Baldoni describes leading as “taking initiative.” Initiative is risky and requires confidence. However, healthy confidence may turn into unhealthy arrogance. Symptoms your healthy confidence may have gone too far #1. Talking too… Continue reading

“W” words for leaders

This is the “W” installment in the series “Alphabet for Leaders.” I thought I’d break the pattern with this one. Here’s a list of “W” words followed by the first thing that popped… Continue reading

The “V” word for leaders – Vacuum

***** Nature abhors a vacuum. My own leadership journey has taken me from a passive leader to an active leader. Passive leaders only have titles. They aren’t leading. Organizations do better when the… Continue reading

In praise of Questions

(This is the “Q” installment of the series, “Alphabet for Leaders.”) Momma said it isn’t polite to answer a question with a question. Don’t tell momma, but I think, at least on that… Continue reading