Category Archive: Vision

Surrender and the Irritating Other

Interventions come in the form of an irritating other. It’s not that people are irritating in and of themselves. Well, to be honest, some are. They’re irritating when they call us to surrender.… Continue reading

5 Strategies to Convince Reluctant Leaders to Move Forward

The end is near when protecting the past is more important than creating the future. 5 strategies to convince reluctant leaders to move forward #1. Ask 3 questions: #1. On a scale of… Continue reading

Work with True Believers – Smile and Ignore the Rest

Someone who doesn’t believe in your vision never helps you achieve it.  Unbelievers: Don’t waste time convincing unbelievers to support an effort they understand, but don’t believe in.  Work with true believers. Encourage… Continue reading

How to Turn Cautious Teammates into Visionary Thinkers

Visionary thinking typically receives quick turndowns from cautious leaders. People start thinking small and safe. Everyone dreams small when cautious judgmental leaders control decisions. Traditional management culture encourages everyone to lower expectations and ask for… Continue reading

5 Ways to Stop Reviewing History and Create the Future

I invited several top leaders, authors, and bloggers to share their wisdom with Leadership Freak readers. Thanks to Skip Prichard for sharing this insightful post filled with advice on driving toward the future. ___ Years ago, I walked… Continue reading

The Top 12 Missed Opportunities of Leadership

I’m sure you’re rowing hard. But are you rowing like a leader? In order to seize opportunities you must recognize them. The top 12 missed opportunities of leadership: Eliminating ambiguity. Lean into confusion… Continue reading