Category Archive: Taking others higher

How to Face Big Challenges and Successfully Climb Steep Hills

The Little Blue Engine begins, The little blue engine looked up at the hill. His light was weak, his whistle was shrill. He was tired and small, and the hill was tall, And… Continue reading

Help, I’m Always Thinking About Work

I’m asking myself, “Who are you if you aren’t working?” Work brings value and meaning to life. But what if there’s more? I’m mildly workaholic according to an assessment on CNN. The assessment… Continue reading

Secrets of Emotional Contagion

Emotion is contagious. Stressed leaders have stressed teams. Angry leaders are surrounded by anxiety. You care about the way work feels because: Motivation is a feeling. Momentum is a feeling. Vitality is a… Continue reading

How to Expand Leaders with the Many-Selves Idea

I’m capable of many responses to the same situation. Some responses are noble and others, disadvantageous and self-defeating. Smart people are capable of self-destructive behaviors. Many selves: I have many selves inside me.… Continue reading

Seven Tips to Avoid Being Controlled by Manipulators

Leaders who repeatedly complain about the same issue want affirmation, not resolution. Every suggestion you offer to a manipulator is inadequate. Never take up the sword for someone who’s standing on the sideline.… Continue reading

Neglected Realities: The Dog Ate Part of Your Puzzle

The games you play to be a “good” leader cause disappointment and frustration. The real you is all you have to give. 2 neglected realities of leadership: #1. Pieces are missing from your… Continue reading