Category Archive: Taking others higher

How the Right Kind of Praise Fuels Big Potential

I just finished the fourth book on February’s reading list, Big Potential: How Transforming the Pursuit of Success Raises Our Achievement, Happiness, and Well-Being by Shawn Achor. It’s was well worth the read.  … Continue reading

Secret Sauce: Daydream Your Way to Success

Negativity is the ability to dream up problems aggravated by the inability to imagine solutions. You might have a leadership position, but you can’t actually lead until you can daydream. Everything is first… Continue reading

When Servant-Leaders Choose to Advantage Others – Even if it Hurts

Putting the team first sounds great until advantaging others disadvantages you. The choice between personal advantage and organizational advantage speaks to the heart of servant leadership. “Win-win” is challenging when YOU win later… Continue reading

Top 10 Quotes of Five Time Super Bowl Winner Bill Belichick

Bill Belichick has the most wins among all active professional football coaches. Additionally, he has a record five Super Bowl wins. Belichick is a no-nonsense leader who says what he thinks. Top 10… Continue reading

3 Rules for “Not Helping” Like a Leader

Under-helpful leaders seem distant and uncaring. Over-helpful leaders encourage irresponsibility and low engagement. 3 rules for “not helping” like a leader: #1. Don’t fix the mistakes of capable team members. The operative word… Continue reading

Blind-Eye-Dumb and Other Stupid Things Leaders Do

Don’t be offended at today’s title. Stupid comes before smart. If you aren’t stupid, you’re “too” smart. But repeated stupid in the same way is dumb. People who think they know – when… Continue reading