If this is your first visit, this post will give you a brief introduction.
In 2006, I wrote my first book, The Four Factors of Effective Leadership. It has sold fairly well and I still make presentations on the topic regularly. Many of the people that read my Freak Factor blog either have the book or seminar DVD.
The book is the result of my search for information on how to become an effective leader. The primary thesis of the book is that there are four common themes (Influence, Integrity, Inspiration, Improvement) that appear in the many books and articles dedicated to leadership development. In other words, you can't read anything on leadership without encountering one of the four factors. When I wrote the book, I included stories and examples that illustrated each factor. However, after finishing the book, I continued to find great supporting information that I wanted to share and I started this blog for that purpose.
If you haven't read the book, this will be a good introduction. If you've already read the book, these new posts will refresh your memory and add to what you've already learned.
Whether you are a parent, teacher, coach, manager or aspire to any of these roles, the four factors will help you to increase your effectiveness. I look forward to interacting with you in the pages below.