Category Archive: Taking others higher

Four Things You have that Others Don’t – But They Need

“I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.” Bonnie Ware, Top Five Regrets of the Dying. Stop working so hard to… Continue reading

What Happens When People Feel Devalued: The Tooth Fairy Pillow Debacle

“The struggle to feel valued is one of the most insidious and least acknowledged issues in organizations.” Tony Schwartz Ellasyn, our youngest granddaughter, couldn’t believe her ears when Mimi offhandedly suggested, “Why don’t… Continue reading

When Your Inner Voice Leads You Down Narrow Holes

I’ve convinced myself that I was right only to find myself squirming to escape a narrow hole. The idea that your inner voice always leads you in the right direction leads to self-deception,… Continue reading

Where Leadership Starts – The Surprising Practice You Can Begin Today

Nine years ago I had 3 conversations in thirty days that challenged my perspective and shifted my thinking. Yesterday, I reconnected with one of those people. Three conversations: The first conversation was with… Continue reading

Embracing the Power to Predict the Next Normal

The challenge isn’t predicting the next normal. It’s creating it. I heard the term “next normal” when a friend texted me from a Board retreat. I believe McKinsey used “next normal” first. Leaders… Continue reading

The Power of Dumb – I Shot Myself in the Head

I’ve done things that make Tweedledee and Tweedledum look like Einstein and Edison. Like the day I shot myself in the head. It all happened while teaching our boys to safely shoot a… Continue reading