Why Good Leaders Go Bad

Jann Freed Leading Leave a Comment

Why are there so many bad leaders?  Why do good leaders go bad?  So many clients and friends complain about toxic leaders.  If you are in a position to influence the lives of others, you need to be aware to make sure you are not a bad leader.  Read this post to learn more about toxic leaders and what to …

The Costs for the Lack of Community and Isolation

Jann Freed Leading Leave a Comment

Several of my recent posts have been about the value of community, loneliness and the lack of community, and how leaders need to know more about mental health.  In fact, I think the most important task of leaders is to build community.  This post is about the costs for the lack of community and isolation.  We need to gather and …

Why Leaders Need to Understand Mental Health

Jann Freed Leading, Living Leave a Comment

This post is a follow up to my blog post “Why Workplaces Would Improve if Men had more Friends.”  As I thought more about the topic, it is not just workplaces, but society in general needs to understand the crisis taking place.  This crisis is affecting families, workplaces, and most relationships.   Recently, I attended an event that I can’t stop …

How To Manage Your Professional Decline

Jann Freed Leading Leave a Comment

This post is for anyone who wants to understand how the mind, body, and spirit works through our various life stages.  Books fill the shelves and the internet telling us how to be successful.  But where do we learn to manage our careers over time and why this is important?  Read this post to learn more about how to manage …

Increase Your PNR to Increase Your ROI

Jann Freed Leading Leave a Comment

This post is about culture–how to create a culture where people want to work.  Recently, I read The Culture Solution by Matthew Kelly–a good read.  Hopefully, this blog post will encourage you to read his book.  Culture matters and leaders need to create a healthy culture.  One of the management gurus I admire most is Peter Drucker who said, “Culture …

Even Stanford is Advocating “Touchy Feely”

Jann Freed Leading Leave a Comment

This is a follow up post to my last post titled “Why Workplaces Would Improve if Men had More Friends”  If you missed it, you can read it here. It appears even Stanford would agree with my message.   One of the main themes that emerged in my book Leading with Wisdom:  Sage Advice from 100 Experts is “the soft stuff is the hard stuff.”  Or …

Why Workplaces Would Improve If Men Had More Friends

Jann Freed Leading Leave a Comment

This post is for people who care about working in healthy workplaces and for living fulfilling lives.  There is not a quick fix for the issues that exist.  But the sooner we start, the better for everyone. When I was writing my book Leading with Wisdom:  Sage Advice from 100 Experts, chapter 5 was titled Vulnerability is a Strength.  But my editor …

The First Thing Leaders Need to Do

Jann Freed Leading Leave a Comment

Social isolation is a killer!  I am intrigued by how so many people feel lonely at a time when we are supposedly more “connected” than ever.  I am pleased to share my recent publication in Training Magazine. One of my main leadership messages lately is this:  Leaders need to build community in the workplace as it is hard to trust people you …

Why Joe Biden Should Not Run For President

Jann Freed Leading Leave a Comment

This post is my personal opinion based on my life and work experience.  It is not political, but practical.  Since I have shared the following story with several people lately, I thought I would write it up and post it to see the reaction.  Joe Biden is likely to throw his hat into the ring and I wanted to weigh …

Learning from the Comeback “Kid”

Jann Freed Leading Leave a Comment

Why do we like to cheer for the underdog?  Why do we want redemption?  We are human and we make mistakes.  Read this to learn more. The comeback “kid.”  Before Tiger Woods won the Masters golf tournament for the fifth time and fifth green jacket, there were plenty of articles about Tiger.  One article in particular pointed out how it …