Go with average Joe

Average people think they are above average. People tend to overestimate their positive qualities and underestimate their negative ones.  It’s called illusory superiority.  In ratings of leadership ability 70% of students put themselves above… Continue reading

A summary of 5 leadership books

Here’s a hearty Leadership Freak welcome to Norm Smallwood and Dave Ulrich co-founders of the RBL Group,  guest bloggers for Leadership Freak.   What follows is a tight, information packed, synopsis of five leadership books they… Continue reading

The power of progress

Money is an external carrot-motivator.  It hangs out there offering a prize for a job well done.  On the other hand, fear of staying late to complete a project is an external stick-motivator. … Continue reading

The Power of Calm

My heart races on Monday mornings.  There’s a mountain of work to do.  It feels like I’m being punished for relaxing Sunday afternoon.  I should have logged in and answered email but I… Continue reading

A taste of Friday

Have you ever had one of those weeks from hell?  I know – it’s a dumb question. Everyone’s had a week when Tuesday felt like you’d already worked a week and Friday was… Continue reading

The world stinks

Here’s my first attempt at telling a parable. Once upon a time, a teetering, bushy gray-bearded man started toward the market.  Hobbling along he realized something wasn’t right.  The spring air felt right… Continue reading