Category Archive: Taking others higher

Confidence: Proof You Can Face Any Challenge

I haven’t had a warm shower in more than seven months. If you’re counting, it’s 226 days, but whose counting. The water I use is 54 degrees Fahrenheit, 12.2 degrees Celsius. Yes, I… Continue reading

The Joyful Pleasures and Shameful Permissions of Comparison

They say you shouldn’t compare yourself with others, but sometimes comparing is unblemished enjoyment. When your car outshines your neighbor’s, talking about cars is pleasurable, for example. Pleasure of comparison: On a trip… Continue reading

Dear Dan: I Never Do Enough

Dear Dan, I am struggling at the moment with one team member. It feels like I do so much for her and it’s never enough. I provided so much positive feedback and when… Continue reading

7 Reasons Smart People Do Stupid Things

If you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re not. Don’t be smarter than Socrates who said, “I know that I am intelligent because I know that I know nothing.” 7 reasons smart… Continue reading

7 Surprising Things Successful Leaders Stop Doing that Make Leadership Easier

It doesn’t take a genius to make hard work painful. Sometimes success is about stopping something. 7 surprising things successful leaders stop doing: Don’t… #1. Stick to your guns no matter what. Some… Continue reading

The Advice Leaders Need But Often Reject

The things you know affirm what you’ve done. But advice that seems wrong has the power to change your leadership. Advice disrupts. Advice-seeking: The richest possible life includes advice-seeking. Advice-seeking is listening for… Continue reading