Don’t Collaborate?

***** Most organizations bow down to the value of collaboration. Today, I’m shooting the sacred cow. Collaboration isn’t always useful or necessary. Furthermore, collaboration can be cumbersome and ineffective. ***** Collaboration is useful… Continue reading

Ignore Things

Typically, leaders see and do. Surprisingly, successful leaders also learn to ignore things. Edward de Bono correctly observes, “An expert is someone who has succeeded in making decisions and judgements simpler through knowing what… Continue reading

Nonnegotiable’s

Dr. Al Diaz, featured Leadership Freak (LF) contributor, asked where are the Leadership Freak values. Here’s a first attempt at discovering, not creating, core LF Values. Ten Core Values Leadership: Individuals make a… Continue reading

A Leadership Intention

Lousy leaders are busy but don’t know what they are doing. Successful leaders live intentionally. How do you want others to feel when they are around you? Like you are smart or like… Continue reading

Survivor: Nicaragua and encouragement

Jimmy Johnson is a retired American football coach. He followed Tom Landry as the coach of the Dallas Cowboys. Jimmy knows how to encourage others. My wife and I watched the TV show… Continue reading

Six ways to build the right image

Chances are people see you differently than you see yourself.  For example, it’s likely your anger is bigger to others than it is to you. The problem is perception is reality, at least in… Continue reading