It’s Over – Now What

I heard people say they couldn’t wait for 2020 to be over. Sometimes I felt the same way. But it’s pathetic. 2020 is over. Things that were true last year are still true… Continue reading

Rethink Your New Year’s Resolution Before it’s too Late

You respect yourself less when you break commitments you make to yourself. New Year’s resolutions seduce us into decisions that undermine self-respect. Don’t like doesn’t work: You don’t like your weight. You hate… Continue reading

The Most Read Articles of Leadership Freak for 2020

#1. HOW TO STOP ASKING, “HOW ARE YOU?” AND CREATE REAL CONVERSATION Better questions: What challenges are you facing? Opportunities? What’s working for you? What’s new in your life? What are you looking… Continue reading

6 Things I Learned (or relearned) in 2020

6 things I learned (or relearned) in 2020 #1. Contribute: Tom Rath answered my long-nagging concerns about self-indulgent-passion-following by focusing on contributing. The question is how to use your talent to make the… Continue reading

How to Reinvent Your Relationship with Problems and Opportunities

Problems call for response. Stress narrows your focus and makes you stupid. Disappointment invites introspection, blame, or both. Threats call you to fight, fly, or freeze. The way you define something determines your… Continue reading

Where is the Power to Face the Future with Courage and Gratitude

The future is inhabited by phantoms. Hoping for clarity, stability, or security amplifies anxiety. Nostalgia pulls you toward a glamorized past. But the future, like the ghost of Christmas Yet To Come, never… Continue reading