Category Archive: Taking others higher

In praise of development

You’ve read books, attended seminars, webinars, or classes, and met people who change you. Today, I’m interested in books that changed you, that developed you as a leader. Four books that are developing me.… Continue reading

Working backwards moves you forward

***** “Begin with the end in mind.” Stephen Covey Success depends on your ability to envision a preferred future. Organizational leaders define success before it happens. ***** Drucker famously said, “Management is doing things… Continue reading

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