The fast track to influence

Without trust leaders intimidate others through fear. On the other hand, trusted leaders influence followers through confidence and connection. Follower-confidence is rooted in a leader’s competence, consistency, clarity, and character. The challenge –… Continue reading

Initiating high impact relationships

We didn’t trust the older generation when I was younger. We rebelled against them. We wanted to “stick it to the man.” Contrary to what you may think, today’s young men and women… Continue reading

Power and gossip

Business is relational. Employees on production lines, knowledge workers in offices, sales staff on the road, managers within organizations, and corporate vision casters all succeed because of healthy, supportive relationships. Company gossips destroy… Continue reading

Community Update – 04/10/10

THANK YOU’S Thank you to all Leadership Freak (LF) subscribers and readers who left comments this week. There are a growing number of regulars who freely share their wisdom, experience, and perspective. I… Continue reading

Learning to lead leaders

You may not be the king but you can learn how to influence kings. All leaders have trusted advisors who influence their thinking, attitudes, and decisions. William Wallace captured the power of influence… Continue reading

Who’s in the spotlight?

Carl Stotz (02/20/1910 – 06/04/1992) was the founder of Little League Baseball. He lived and died in the community where I live. In my minds eye, I can still see him watching games… Continue reading