Are you becoming Irrelevant?

I met intriguing people when I visited the Dave Ramsey organization in Nashville. Yesterday while sitting in Starbucks I finally reconnected with Steve NeSmith their Senior Director of Online Content, Social Media and… Continue reading

3 Reasons people resist your leadership

Don’t expect people to automatically follow you because you have a leadership title. If you sign their pay check they may conform but won’t necessarily follow. Resistance isn’t always bad; it may reflect… Continue reading

5 Cures for Leadership-loneliness

Leaders feel lonely. Relationship boundaries stretch and occasionally break. In addition, change, innovation, or new initiatives may cause loyalties to evaporate. If you’ve never experienced the loneliness of leadership, I wonder if you’ve… Continue reading

Protecting Your Progress

Coach John Wooden said, “Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” “All or nothing thinking,” is one reason momentum ends, stagnation begins, and defeat lurks in the… Continue reading

Frustration is a good thing?

Frustration, dissatisfaction, disappointment, and discontent are good things, in the face of mediocrity. I’ll concede that contentment is usually better than frustration. It expresses self-confidence, self-knowledge, and acceptance of the way things are.… Continue reading

Six Steps to Organizational Excellence

Image source Leadership Freak blog posts usually focus on personal rather than organizational development. However, Dr. Mrunal Asher, a long-time reader and contributor of the Leadership Freak blog sent me his paper, “Six Essential… Continue reading