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Kevin & Jackie Freiberg

Leaders are Likable

Are You Likable?

These are habits likable leaders live and model every day. Sometimes a few subtle changes in the way you behave can have a HUGE impact on your reputation as a likable leader. How do you rate:

    1. Are you well known for a positive mental attitude (are you an optimist)?
    2. Do you speak in a friendly tone (most of the time)?
    3. Do you give your undivided attention to people who are speaking to you (vs. looking over their shoulder or at your smart phone)?
    4. Are you able to maintain your composure in all circumstances?
    5. Are you patient?
    6. Are you open minded (vs. opinionated)?
    7. Do you smile when you speak with people?
    8. Do you make eye contact when you speak with people?
    9. Are you discerning, do you hold back on expressing some of your thoughts?
    10. Do you avoid procrastinating (most of the time)?
    11. Do you engage in at least one good deed a day?
    12. Do you learn from failure (vs. mope or agonize over it)?
    13. Do people speaking with you feel listened to and respected?
    14. Do you authentically praise others?
    15. Do you regularly seek feedback on your flaws?
    16. Do you look for opportunities to grow self-awareness?

Where do you need to turn up the volume on improving your likability to increase your impact as a leader? We challenge you to invite some colleagues, friends or family members to embark upon a journey of increasing likability as leaders… in life and at work. Cheers to practicing small change that will lead to powerful impact.

Dream, Learn, Do and…

Become… more!

Reflect on the last 3 days. Have your actions inspired others to dream, learn, do and become more? These are the gifts of great leaders, parents, friends and colleagues. How will you be more intentional about helping colleagues, kids, and friends to become more in the next three days?

2020 Top 10

Success Skills

These are life and leadership skills that MUST become part of the DNA of your corporate culture. What are you doing to grow these skills in yourself and your people?

For resources to help you develop and impart these skills in your people and culture, contact Darcy to schedule an exploratory call: 619.624.9691 or darcy@freibergs.com

Elon Musk…Boring!

No, He’s Humble and Brilliant

Warning! This is not a drive-by TED talk, it’s long (40 minutes), however, it is worth your time and attention. Elon Musk is a humble, brilliant dreamer and DOER…all character strengths to admire and borrow from.

We hope you will block out the time – his example challenges all of us to step in and do our part in creating a better, more hopeful future. As Musk so humbly models and reminds us, a future of innovation and hope doesn’t JUST happen, it requires us all to dream Big and Do Something Now.

For more on Elon Musk, check out the July/August issue of Fast Company!


The New Model for Success

Super stars, high IQ and great leadership are not the keys to success. Innovation, break-through thinking and success in our global, increasingly complex and hyper connected world require Collective Genius, High EQ, and a Culture of Helpfulness. In this fun and insightful TED Talk, Margaret Heffernan builds a powerful business case for rethinking what it takes to liberate the energy, imagination and momentum required to stand out and lead.