Tag Archives: Leadership Freak

How to Lead Like #Ellen Degeneris: More than Entertainment — #Authentic Presence, not just #Leadership Rituals

Leadership Freak posted a recent blog about Ellen DeGeneres’ leadership style, and the value of the environment she creates in her talk show. He has some interesting observations about her influence and style, focusing mainly on her presentational fun-ness and her personal focus on happiness as a comedian. He encourages us to learn from comedians, […]

Dan Rockwell’s “Ten Powers of Playing a Role”: More Proof that Shapeshifter Leaders are Better Leaders

Thanks to blogger Leadership Freak for pointing out the benefits of doing two things that come naturally to shapeshifter leaders — playing and experimenting with new roles. It seems we’re so afraid of losing track of who we think we are that sometimes we forget that we can be authentic and play many roles! Values […]

Candor Could Blow Up in Your Face

Many of us confuse authenticity with the right to speak our inner being candidly and without much editing. After all, being authentic is being who we are, right?! But this article gives us really practical ways of understanding candor so we can see that it’s something good leaders do strategically, and that it’s different from […]

Leadership Tensions: Paradoxes That Keep Us Dancing with our Leadership Story

“Leadership Freak” blogger Dan Rockwell offered an intriguing list of leadership tensions this week: The Ten Tensions of Leadership: Tenacity and kindness. Vision and openness. Kindness and candor. Passion and quietness. Analysis and initiative. Planning and people. Solitude and relationships. High expectations and helpfulness. Decisiveness and listening. Focus and flexibility. In the lively discussion afterwards, […]