Expert Interview With Dan Rockwell AKA Leadership Freak

A few days ago I had the opportunity to interview Dan Rockwell who many of you may know from twitter as @leadershipfreak to get his insights into leadership.

Dan is a prolific poster on his blog where he shares his thoughts on leadership in 300 words or less. At the moment Dan’s blog is ranked around 150,000 globally in the top 50,000 blogs in the US on Alexa so this is someone who has a great following and great content. He was recently recognised as number 1 in the top 30 socially shared leadership blogs

During our interview we spoke about:

Dan’s own leadership journey

His thoughts on what leadership is really about

Some of the things that get in the way of effective leadership

What it takes to thrive and prosper as a leader

We finished by looking at what would be on Dan’s do and don’t list when it comes to leadership if he was writing 300 words or less on this question.

The interview lasts about 30 minutes.

To learn more from Dan, take a moment to visit his blog where you can join close to 168,000 people who subscribe and receive Dan’s words of wisdom.

The interview was hosted by Duncan Brodie who helps professional peoople and organisations to achieve more success.

About the Author Duncan Brodie

Since 2006 I’ve worked with in excess of 6,000 accountants and professionals in workshops, seminars and one to one helping them land their next jobs and become better leaders, presenters and business partners. Before that I spent 25 years in accountancy climbing the career ladder from Payments Clerk to FD. I’m a CIMA Fellow, Certified Professional Coach and Team Coach Facilitator.

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Jaye Anna says 7 February 2013

Fantastic interview with Dan Rockwell. Great nuggets of information on leadership. Worth the time to listen.

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Samantha says 13 February 2013

Fascinating interview of Dan Rockwell. I’ve been reading his blog for over a year now, yet this is only the 2nd time I’ve heard his voice! I said it before and I’ll say it again now, it’s nice being able to add the voice to the picture and words on the screen.

What I loved most about Dan’s interview is that it basically covered Dan’s personal leadership experience throughout his own life. By personalizing and highlighting some of his own experiences, including disappointments, frustrations, and personal fears in addition to the bright side of leadership, it gives us a more accurate sense that leaders and leadership is a very human experience. It’s a journey of learning, exploration, and discovery.

In some parts I found myself laughing because even though I was listening to a man’s voice, it was like I was hearing myself at times! 🙂

And Duncan, you did a fabulous job as well. There were a couple of points that you shared that stood out for me as I listened:

1. You can’t build a house with a hammer. (LOVED this!)

2. Plan, Do, Study, Act –> Test on a small scale.

And for the piece de resistance, I loved what Dan said at the end.

Trust yourself.

Glad I listened today.

Thanks for sharing.

Sincerely,
Samantha Hall

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