Tag Archive: leadership success

You Can’t Win if You Don’t Know How to Play

His real name was Harvard. But we called my wife’s grandfather Tampie. Don’t play checkers with Tampie. The outcome was foreordained. He toyed with us whenever he convinced a sacrificial lamb to play.… Continue reading

How Passion Drives Many of the Worst Leadership Moments

Some of the worst leadership moments are driven by too much passion. Think of passion as energy, drive, direction, and focus. Is it possible to have too much? In my experience, the answer… Continue reading

7 Things New Inexperienced Leaders Must Do

The good news is you earned the opportunity to lead. The bad news is you’ll probably crash and burn. (But get up again when you do.) 7 Things New Inexperienced Leaders Must Do:… Continue reading

16 Ways CEOs Shoot Themselves in the Foot

Lack of effort isn’t the problem for good leaders. Smart people do dumb things and sincere leaders make stupid mistakes. 16 ways CEOs shoot themselves in the foot: #1. Going it alone. It’s… Continue reading

Why the World Stinks

“If I know everything about your external world, I can only predict 10% of your long-term happiness.” Shawn Achor Why the world stinks: Spending time with grandchildren is life’s great compensation. A couple… Continue reading

Take Control of Your Career or Someone Else Will

I’m doing something I’ve never done! This post is a transcribed comment from a Leadership Freak reader. Back in the mid 90s I worked at one of the larger Nuclear Power stations. I… Continue reading