Category Archive: Taking others higher

“E’s” for exceptional leadership

This is the fifth installment in the Alphabet for Leaders. Today it’s the letter “E.” ***** Eject any attitudes of entitlement and elitism where leaders build empires rather than equipping employees to exercise… Continue reading

The best “B” word for leaders – Better

This is the second installment in the Alphabet for Leaders. Today it’s the letter “B.” ***** Don’t brag about talents, aptitudes, abilities, education, achievements, or business relationships. Tell me this one thing about… Continue reading

Three A’s that energize others

Everyone thinks about themselves. However, noble leaders think about themselves in unique ways. They think about living in ways that take others further. Even though you’re thinking about yourself and your own behavior… Continue reading

Connecting with the boss

Recently, a new Leadership Freak subscriber emailed their interest in the topic of “managing the boss.” What a great topic? I wish I’d received counsel on this essential skill when I was younger… Continue reading

Creating connections

Life-opportunities are directly proportional to the number and quality of personal connections you create. Some suggest it’s not the quantity of connections but the quality. I suggest both quantity and quality are relevant.… Continue reading

Frailty and what matters

Today (June 10, 2010), my wife and I are attending the funeral of Tracy Garis, a 20 year old college student who died tragically in a car accident. She was a Resident Assistant… Continue reading