Certainty?

Leaders go places. You won’t be certain of how to get there.  You won’t be certain of the outcomes. Go with your highest point of confidence. Once you identify your highest point of… Continue reading

Sweet backstabbers

Everyone in the group nodded in agreement when I asked if they had experienced someone pretending to help them while at the same time cutting them down.  The group consisted of a business… Continue reading

Criticize me

Last week I invited a trusted friend to give me some constructive criticism.  I asked him to answer this question. “Can you tell me three things that I do that hold me back?”… Continue reading

Burn your job description

Traditional job descriptions are a relic of a past age when jobs didn’t evolve, society seemed stable, economies seemed predictable, and people were more inclined to do what they were told. Here’s a… Continue reading

Go with average Joe

Average people think they are above average. People tend to overestimate their positive qualities and underestimate their negative ones.  It’s called illusory superiority.  In ratings of leadership ability 70% of students put themselves above… Continue reading

A summary of 5 leadership books

Here’s a hearty Leadership Freak welcome to Norm Smallwood and Dave Ulrich co-founders of the RBL Group,  guest bloggers for Leadership Freak.   What follows is a tight, information packed, synopsis of five leadership books they… Continue reading