Category Archive: Taking others higher

The Butterfly Dust Incident

He looked up from the back deck and said he was going to fly. “How are you going to do that?” his mom asked. “I rubbed the dust from a butterfly’s wings on… Continue reading

The Day You Stop Following is the Day You Stop Leading

Everyone follows, especially leaders. You aren’t going very far if you aren’t following someone. The day you stop following is the day you stop leading. Follow others in the same way you would… Continue reading

How to Face 2017 Like a Leader

You cannot lead while jousting with the past. The direction of your leadership begins with the direction of your thoughts. Remarkable leadership is forward-facing and future-focused.  Many of the conversations I have about… Continue reading

A Leadership Lesson from Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer

Rudolph was a treasure waiting to be discovered. Irritants become advantages in the right situation. My impatience irritates a person on my team. (It probably irritates lots of people.) I’ll call him Mr.… Continue reading

A Plan Without Energy is a Car Without Gas

I coach a leader who is preoccupied and impatient. He walks past people without noticing them. He’s testy when interactions hint at taking longer than absolutely necessary. He’s working to better connect with… Continue reading

7 Alternatives to Traditional Gift Exchanges in the Office – #1 Don’t Do it

“Christmas means carnage,” Ferdinand, the duck in the movie, Babe: Pig in the City. A feast for one is tragedy for another. I hope you put an end to traditional gift exchanges in… Continue reading