Category Archive: Taking others higher

How to Maximize the Feeler-Leader on Your Team

The best way to maximize talent is to first understand their motivation. Comparison: Feelers care about getting things done with people. Think relationships. Dreamers care about what’s next. Think progress. Doers care about getting… Continue reading

Where the Path Ends and the Forest Begins

The only way to change your future is to step off the path and step into the forest. No one is going to do it for you. A fixed mindset congeals your future… Continue reading

How to Ignite Development in the Arrogant and Resistant

Arrogance can’t see a need for development. Ask egotistical managers if they run great meetings. (Insert any management skill.) Of course they do! There’s no point in telling them they don’t. Pride invites… Continue reading

The Unexpected Answer that Solved One Department’s Issues

It’s wasteful and frustrating to talk to the wrong people about the right things. The solution: I coach a leader who reported that the problems in one department disappeared after he replaced the… Continue reading

How to Confront Excuse Makers

Excuses are an attempt to lower expectations. Excuse makers are explaining why you should accept lackluster performance. It’s dangerous, degrading, and demoralizing. Excuse makers don’t want you to expect too much from them.… Continue reading

The Top Five Things to Look for in Potential Leaders

Character and skill are essential for remarkable success, but not enough. Successful leaders develop others. But who? The top 5 things to look for in potential leaders: #1. Stubbornness. Headstrong people may be… Continue reading