Category Archive: Taking others higher

An inconvenience?

While driving home yesterday my wife called asking where I was. I assumed she wanted me to pick up something at the store but soon heard a different story. This weekend our oldest… Continue reading

John Spence on life and leadership

A month or so ago, John Spence caught up with me on twitter. He offered to send a copy of his book “Awesomely Simple.” I’m glad I accepted. I found his book very… Continue reading

Succeeding when you’re new

An email arrived from a new Leadership Freak subscriber asking if I had any hints that might help a new supervisor. “New” means they were recently hired to a supervisory role with a… Continue reading

Building Morale

Others can try but no one can build morale like the leaders. The power of Morale John Maxwell comments, “When you’re winning nothing hurts.” Morale makes your successes seem bigger and your failures… Continue reading

Lessons from a new Hire

We’re hiring new people and I’ve noticed something about the ones who are driven to succeed. They hunger for positive feedback and instruction. On the other hand, organizational drifters don’t seem to need… Continue reading

A “Z” word for leaders – Zone

I was the captain of my High School basketball team.  My claim to fame as a High School basketball player is our team played in the State Tournament. The image is the set-up… Continue reading