Diamond in the rough

A Leadership Freak reader asks, “If you thought you were a diamond in the rough who was not being found, what would you do?” ***** Getting to the next level in your career… Continue reading

Stop asking for advice

Have you heard frustrated leaders complain, “I gave them advice but they didn’t listen.” Someone said, “Asking for advice suggests you’ll take it.” Here’s some advice on getting advice. Always use the plural. The… Continue reading

You not Them

Many do what they do for their family. They work hard and sacrifice because their family needs them. That’s a good reason. Others do what they do for the cause. They pour their… Continue reading

How Jim Kouzes has changed?

I recently asked bestselling author and leadership expert, Jim Kouzes some questions. Here’s part of that exchange. I’m reviewing, “The Truth about Leadership,” by Kouzes and Posner, next Thursday, October 21 and giving… Continue reading

Most frequent leadership advice of Jim Kouzes

I recently asked bestselling author and leadership expert, Jim Kouzes some questions. Here’s part of that exchange. ***** Leadership Freak: “What piece of leadership advice do you give out most frequently?” Jim Kouzes:… Continue reading

Next level meetings

The organization I lead is having a “next level” meeting. The leadership team, other key leaders, coordinators, and volunteers are attending a two hour power-packed experience. Goals of next level meetings Goal #1:… Continue reading