Tag Archive: Leadership Development

Succeeding when you’re new

An email arrived from a new Leadership Freak subscriber asking if I had any hints that might help a new supervisor. “New” means they were recently hired to a supervisory role with a… Continue reading

Roots of healthy confidence

John Baldoni describes leading as “taking initiative.” Initiative is risky and requires confidence. However, healthy confidence may turn into unhealthy arrogance. Symptoms your healthy confidence may have gone too far #1. Talking too… Continue reading

Lessons from a new Hire

We’re hiring new people and I’ve noticed something about the ones who are driven to succeed. They hunger for positive feedback and instruction. On the other hand, organizational drifters don’t seem to need… Continue reading

A “Z” word for leaders – Zone

I was the captain of my High School basketball team.  My claim to fame as a High School basketball player is our team played in the State Tournament. The image is the set-up… Continue reading

The “V” word for leaders – Vacuum

***** Nature abhors a vacuum. My own leadership journey has taken me from a passive leader to an active leader. Passive leaders only have titles. They aren’t leading. Organizations do better when the… Continue reading

“T” is for Timid

(This is the “T” installment of the series, “Alphabet for Leaders.”) You don’t have to be charismatic to be a great leader. Needing the spotlight hinders rather than helps leadership success. However… Leaders… Continue reading