Category Archive: Taking others higher

New Results Using Old Methods is a Frustrating Myth

The only way to achieve greater success using old methods is to work harder. But doing more with less has a limited lifespan. Working harder only works when you aren’t working hard already.… Continue reading

The Last Words of George H. W. Bush

Former President George H. W. Bush passed away Friday, November 30, 2018 at age 94. It’s reported that his last conversation was with his son, former President George W. Bush. The New Your… Continue reading

How Curiosity Energizes Team Members

I asked a question that drained a leader’s energy. She’s facing new challenges and feels trapped. Meeting challenges, seizing opportunities, and solving people-issues require energy. It’s true that serving in ways that align… Continue reading

Navigating Turbulence when Forming New Teams

You can’t predict the path forward when facing new challenges. But leading a new team, thanks to “Tuckman’s Stages,” has elements of predictability. Four stages – plus one: #1. Forming: Mission – What… Continue reading

How to Build a Learn-it-All Organization in a Know-it-All World

Relationships are pissing contests in know-it-all organizations. It’s a losing proposition to work for know-it-alls. YOU’RE never good enough. THEY’RE always right. People don’t listen, learn, and improve in know-it-all organizations. They’re too… Continue reading

What I Learned from a Week of Advice-Seeking

Those eager to give advice may not know what the heck they’re talking about. The trouble with receiving advice is YOU didn’t think of it. That makes you skeptical. It means you’re reluctant… Continue reading