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Blast Past Fear of Failure and Soar

New Book Giveaway!! 20 free copies of Find the Fire: Reignite Your Inspiration & Make Work Exciting Again Leave a comment on this guest post by Scott Mautz to become eligible to win one… Continue reading →

How to Cuddle Up with “No” and Win With Doom and Gloomers

Dreamers swim in an ocean filled with doom and gloomers who love pointing out danger. Dreamers start with “Yes”. Everyone else seems like a kill-joy. Dreamers see resistance when others don’t fall in… Continue reading →

4 Questions in 4 Days That Strengthen Teams and Elevate Performance – Pt. 2

The tyranny of the urgent sucks the life out of your best self. You get lost in results. People are tools. Relationships become burdens.   Today’s question: How do you want to show… Continue reading →

4 Questions in 4 Days that Strengthen Teams and Elevate Performance

It’s Monday morning in the U.S. (Apologies to everyone who is a day ahead of us.) I’m posting 4 questions in four days that enable leaders to strengthen teams and elevate performance. Tantrums:… Continue reading →

4 Ways to Get the Most from Sadness

Any leader who is upbeat all the time, in my opinion, is out of touch or faking it. Real leaders have real feelings. You might see the good in failure. But you don’t… Continue reading →

Solution Saturday: Should I Confront the Golden Boys

Dear Dan, Love your Leadership Freak blog. It’s always a good read with my morning coffee. A subject that I am looking to see is a situation that I am in. Situation: My… Continue reading →

Would You Hire You

If we aren’t careful, as time passes, leaders expect more from others and less from themselves.  Would you hire you, if you interviewed yourself? You expect the people you interview to answer important… Continue reading →

3 Ways to Energize Employees

Treat people like tools – they act like zombies. Machines get things done, but people have heart. What are you really doing? Tee-ball: The tee-ball coach is teaching Freddie to hit the ball… Continue reading →

The Sleepy Secret to Great Performance

“Short sleep equals a shorter life.”* The strong response to, “9 WAYS TO FALL BACK TO SLEEP WHEN YOU WAKE UP IN THE NIGHT,” motivated me to look more deeply into sleep. “Every… Continue reading →

It All Matters: Achieving the Life of Your Dreams

New Book Giveaway!! 20 free copies of It All Matters: 125 Strategies to Achieve Maximum Confidence, Clarity, Certainty, and Creativity. Leave a comment on this guest post by Paul Cummings to become eligible to… Continue reading →