Tag Archive: Leadership

Bottlenecks

I recently completed a “Lean 101-Principles of Manufacturing” training. The training included several rounds of practice in which the group attempted to manufacture a fake product. During the first practice module we easily… Continue reading

How to make things happen?

Check out the change curve.  The flat blue line represent life/business as it should be.  The red star represents a problem or an unacceptable situation. The greater the gap between the blue line and… Continue reading

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

A world of mini-me’s

    The leadership team of the nonprofit I lead just had lunch at our house.  It’s an eclectic group of individuals who range from a driven extrovert to a quiet introvert.  After… Continue reading