Category Archive: Taking others higher

Surrender and the Irritating Other

Interventions come in the form of an irritating other. It’s not that people are irritating in and of themselves. Well, to be honest, some are. They’re irritating when they call us to surrender.… Continue reading

Two Questions that Crackdown on Excuse Making

“He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.” Benjamin Franklin An excuse is the skin of a reason stuffed with a lie. Excuse-makers beguile naive leaders into expressing… Continue reading

You Aren’t Fit to Lead if Your Greatest Strength is Seeing Weakness

You aren’t fit to lead if your greatest strength is seeing weakness. Smart talented leaders find it easy to point out inadequacies, describe what’s wrong, and explain disagreements. There’s no creativity in pointing… Continue reading

5 Ways Judgmental Leaders Move Forward by Withholding Judgement

Enter every interaction as a learner, even when you plan to teach. One difference between confidence and arrogance is an open mind.  Bring what you know, after exploring what you don’t.  The only hope… Continue reading

The Three Dumbest Things Leaders Do When Things are Going Well

Play to win or get out of the way. Successful leaders focus on success. Progress, momentum, and growth are precious things. Fuel them with all you have in you.   The three dumbest… Continue reading

The Butterfly Dust Incident

He looked up from the back deck and said he was going to fly. “How are you going to do that?” his mom asked. “I rubbed the dust from a butterfly’s wings on… Continue reading