Category Archive: Taking others higher

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

Slay the Sandwich

(This is the “S” installment of the series “Alphabet for Leaders.”) It’s nearly instinctive to buffer bad news with good. Additionally, it’s standard practice to balance negative feedback with positive. It’s called the… Continue reading

Untapped potential in view of resistance and reluctance

***** (This is the “R” installment of the series, “Alphabet for Leaders.) Long-term success is a result of leveraging your strengths. Marilyn Savant correctly observes, “Success is achieved by developing our strengths, not… Continue reading