Category Archive: Taking others higher

Getting to the next level

There comes a point where doing more gets less done, where adding responsibility doesn’t enhance your career it hinders it. Getting to the next level may be about subtraction not addition. Successful leaders… Continue reading

Good Pride

In the Balance by Alison Dunlop Pride can be a vice or a virtue. Pride becomes vice when it centers on your accomplishments. Pride is a virtue when it appreciates others. Pride is… Continue reading

The most important leadership quality of all

The most active Leadership Freak discussions occurred around an interview with John Spence and the subsequent review of his book “Awesomely Simple.” Our discussion regarding the top three leadership qualities every leader should… Continue reading

Too much honor?

I’ve heard concern that too much honor may de-motivate volunteers and employees.  If you give people too much praise they’ll lose passion and get fat and lazy. They’ll settle into the notion your organization… Continue reading

Leaders lift others

Self-made is a myth. You and I stand on the shoulders of lifters. People that shaped us and helped us believe in something more. My personal list of lifters includes too many to name… Continue reading

Tough talk

The truth can be unsettling and disturbing. According to John Spence one of the four biggest leadership challenge executives face is talking about tough issues. Why don’t leaders talk about tough issues #1.… Continue reading