Category Archive: Taking others higher

How to Cuddle Up with “No” and Win With Doom and Gloomers

Dreamers swim in an ocean filled with doom and gloomers who love pointing out danger. Dreamers start with “Yes”. Everyone else seems like a kill-joy. Dreamers see resistance when others don’t fall in… Continue reading

4 Questions in 4 Days that Strengthen Teams and Elevate Performance

It’s Monday morning in the U.S. (Apologies to everyone who is a day ahead of us.) I’m posting 4 questions in four days that enable leaders to strengthen teams and elevate performance. Tantrums:… Continue reading

3 Ways to Energize Employees

Treat people like tools – they act like zombies. Machines get things done, but people have heart. What are you really doing? Tee-ball: The tee-ball coach is teaching Freddie to hit the ball… Continue reading

How to Take Charge of Your Leadership Trajectory Today

Growth isn’t an accident. We grow on purpose or not at all. You’re stuck if you can’t identify the leadership behavior you’re developing today. If you can’t describe it, it isn’t happening. Take charge:… Continue reading

Let’s Get Real with Temptation

We grow weaker every time we succumb to temptation. But Emerson said, “We gain the strength of the temptation we resist.” Temptation and immediacy: Suppose you’re tempted to ignore a performance issue. Why?… Continue reading

9 Ways to Fall Back to Sleep When You Wake Up in the Night

In the U.S. 40% don’t get enough sleep. Sleep-time has decreased over one hour per night since 1942 in the U.S. Get enough sleep, if you’re serious about bringing your best. Think of… Continue reading