Category Archive: Marks of leaders

Refocus on People

  Focusing on projects motivates leaders to pressure people to work harder, faster, and smarter. Enhance productivity by addressing human need. Speaking into needs: People need security. Insecure people expend energy searching for security. Insecurity… Continue reading

Great Leaders Make Others Great

“Really great people make you feel that you, too, can become great,” Mark Twain. The most important thing The leaders greatest challenge isn’t leading, it’s making others great. Settle for nothing less than growing leaders… 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

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