Category Archive: Motivation

Take Control of Your Career or Someone Else Will

I’m doing something I’ve never done! This post is a transcribed comment from a Leadership Freak reader. Back in the mid 90s I worked at one of the larger Nuclear Power stations. I… Continue reading

How to Help Those Who Feel Burned by a Controlling Leader

Controlling to one is liberating to another. All leaders disappoint. Some are too controlling. Others are too hands-off. Your response to disappointing leadership impacts the trajectory of your career. Controlling leaders: Disrespect and… Continue reading

How to Honor Heart

Leaders typically honor results, but what are you doing to honor heart? Jamie Dimon said the secret of great leadership is humility and heart. Dimon is the CEO of America’s biggest bank, JPMorgan… Continue reading

How to Help Cautious Decision-Makers Make Commitments

Great results require meaningful commitments. A commitment is saying NO many times in service to a meaningful YES. The truth about MAYBE: I hate MAYBE. Just say yes or no! Maybe is worse… Continue reading

Why Performance Declines After Praise

Generally speaking, it’s better to praise someone for not smoking than warning them about lung cancer. But we typically default to warnings. When you see a friend smoking, what’s the first thing you… Continue reading

How to Show Up, Stir Up, Build Up, and Shut Up

If you let your mind wander, you’ll end up where you don’t want to go. Give your personal leadership focus and direction. #1. Show Up. Bring your best self to work by determining… Continue reading