Correcting the boss

Recent emails and comments from Leadership Freak readers demonstrate that bad bosses are alive and well. This post is dedicated to those who have endured a bad boss and lived to tell about… Continue reading

Community Update – 8/28/2010

You make a difference. The Leadership Freak (LF) blog continues growing. Thank you for reading, commenting, and sharing LF with others. August became a record month on August 25th. Special thanks to John… Continue reading

Too much honor?

I’ve heard concern that too much honor may de-motivate volunteers and employees.  If you give people too much praise they’ll lose passion and get fat and lazy. They’ll settle into the notion your organization… Continue reading

Top three mistakes leaders make

***** The positive value of making mistakes. Mistakes indicate you are trying new things. Einstein put it this way, “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” Furthermore, embracing… Continue reading

Confident-humility

***** In his new book, Good Boss, Bad Boss, Robert Sutton explains, “Wise bosses have the confidence to act on what they know and the humility to doubt their knowledge.” ***** It’s a… Continue reading

How to Disagree

I had a young, new member of the leadership team I lead ask me, “What do you want me to do when I disagree with you?”  “If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody… Continue reading