Category Archive: Values mission & vision

Help Me I’m Being Criticized!

Critics say more about themselves than they do about you. They impose personal values and expectations as criteria to evaluate you and your behaviors. The more your organization accomplishes the more criticism leaders… Continue reading

3 Reasons people resist your leadership

Don’t expect people to automatically follow you because you have a leadership title. If you sign their pay check they may conform but won’t necessarily follow. Resistance isn’t always bad; it may reflect… Continue reading

Secrets of the Spotlight

Tabitha, a member of the Leadership Freak Facebook page says, “I’d like to see what you think of the phrase, ‘Lead from the front.’” Leaders that can’t lead from the front can’t lead.… Continue reading

How to rule out rules?

Having rules is safe. Rules protect Rules simplify Rules create consistent Rules maintain predictability Not having rules is dangerous. Rules mask individuality Rules stifle creativity Rules kill vitality In my opinion, rules are… Continue reading

The key to recruiting volunteers

One motivated volunteer is worth 10 that aren’t. People volunteer for personal reasons, not organizational reasons. — If you work in the nonprofit sector, you might want to read that again. — Successful… Continue reading

How to get more power?

You should want more power because power is the ability to get things done. When people say they don’t want power, chances are they are reacting against the abuse of power. For example,… Continue reading