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Dan Rockwell

Dan Rockwell

Dan Rockwell is author of the popular Leadership Freak Blog. He has 35 years' experience as a public speaker and teacher, and 15 years’ experience as a consultant. Currently, Dan resides in central Pennsylvania with his wife, Dale. He leads a local nonprofit organization, writes, teaches, and coaches in the leadership and social media arenas. Follow Dan on Twitter at @leadershipfreak or email him at

Articles from Dan Rockwell

How to Try Again

By Dan Rockwell

May 10, 2016

Sometimes you feel like quitting. It might be after a big win or before a huge challenge. Maybe progress is slow or the goal is out of sight.Quitting is most tempting when pushing through matters most. Success is taking another step, again.12 Things ... Read more »

Leadership Auditions

By Dan Rockwell

April 22, 2016

Dan Rockwell offers advice on choosing people for leadership roles.  Read more »

What It Means to Be a Team

By Dan Rockwell

March 26, 2016

In a growing organization, leadership roles are frequently redrafted. Leadership grows with the growth of the organization or both stagnate and die. In a growing organization, leaders have to become novices again and again.Growth is a process of letting go so others can take ... Read more »

Bring a Sharing and Caring Attitude to the Way You Lead

By Dan Rockwell

March 17, 2016

Regret at the end hurts more than dissatisfaction at the beginning: * You don’t want what you wanted. * You aren’t getting where you want to go. * You don’t like who you’ve become.When you’re disappointed with yourself, it doesn’t matter what others say. Read more »

Don't Be an Adversary of Your Team

By Dan Rockwell

March 11, 2016

Working on others is a joy. After all, they need so much help. The need to fix others can, however, blind you to yourself. To effectively influence others you need a meaningful connection, but your own arrogance puts a wall between you and the people ... Read more »

Savvy Maneuvering of Office Politics

By Dan Rockwell

March 4, 2016

The higher you go, the more relationships matter. Read more »

7 Reasons Why People Want You to Stop Talking

By Dan Rockwell

February 26, 2016

It’s pathetic, but sometimes people listen because they’re afraid not to. People often listen to leaders because they must, not because they respect them. What if people couldn’t wait for you to open your mouth?Seven reasons people don’t listen when you talk: * You’re ... Read more »

There Is a Right Way to Brainstorm

By Dan Rockwell

February 19, 2016

The thing I hate about brainstorming is the lack of follow through. Brainstorming, without follow through, is an irritating brain drizzle.The Challenge:Nothing kills a what-might-we-do conversation more than adding how-might-we-do-it? Brainstorming begins with a commitment to inaction.Divide and Conquer:Successful brainstorming requires two meetings. The first ... Read more »

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