Category Archive: Taking others higher

How to change others?

He continued standing in his chair until the teacher’s aide firmly planted him in his seat. Defiantly, he glared. Tight lipped he spat, “You pushed me down on the outside but I’m still… Continue reading

Serious about Fun

Image source Woody Allen said, “Most of the time I don’t have much fun. The rest of the time I don’t have any fun at all.” On the other hand, Thomas Edison remarked,… Continue reading

Leaders are manipulators?

Geoff Webb wisely observes, “There’s a thin line between leadership and manipulation. Both can be defined as influencing others.” Manipulators and leaders: Recognize and compliment the strengths of others Tap into the emotions of others Exhibit… Continue reading

Five strategies for finding freedom

Building Bondage The strategies you adopt to get ahead may drain your vitality and shrivel your soul. Inadvertently, you’re forging the chains to personal bondage. Five Strategies for Finding Freedom Seek first to… Continue reading

Dealing with know-it-alls

Image source One day over coffee … Some time back, a high-potential leader asked if I saw anything in him that might hold him back. I said, “Yes,” and pointed out a problem… Continue reading

Top talent can be frustrating

The leadership team of the not-for-profit I lead is meeting with our highly committed top talent. These meetings have made me realize how top talent might be frustrating to some leaders. Surprisingly, talented… Continue reading