Category Archive: Personal Growth

5 Unexpected Strategies that Make Leaders Disproportionately Better

#1. Liking. Think about things you like about the people on your team, even someone you’re managing out. Silently repeat, “I respect you,” when talking with others. Ask people what they think. Pat… Continue reading

16 Ways CEOs Shoot Themselves in the Foot

Lack of effort isn’t the problem for good leaders. Smart people do dumb things and sincere leaders make stupid mistakes. 16 ways CEOs shoot themselves in the foot: #1. Going it alone. It’s… Continue reading

5 Ways to Choose Important Over Urgent

People tend to choose urgent tasks they can complete quickly and put off important tasks that take longer to complete. (The Mere Urgency Effect) Important tasks take longer and are more demanding than… Continue reading

Dear Dan: It’s Increasingly Difficult to Keep My Frustration from my Staff

Dear Dan, I just discovered your article entitled, “You Feel Things Your Team Shouldn’t Know About,” and I realized that I probably don’t do as good a job at this as I should.… Continue reading

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

The Boomerang Effect: The Dark Side of Enthusiasm

Lousy leaders keep the peace by giving gravy assignments to psychos and crappy assignments to people with good attitudes. The dark side of enthusiasm is ending up with all the crap assignments. To… Continue reading