Category Archive: Taking others higher

Growing Powder

Wide-eyed, our two oldest grandchildren hung on every word as I explained the mysterious power of “growing powder.” I explained that I just found the last little bit of the powerful powder my… Continue reading

De-motivation

Young leaders frequently ask me to explain motivation techniques because they work with unmotivated employees or volunteers. We discuss carrots (rewards) and sticks (punishments) as motivational tools. In addition, we discuss the power… Continue reading

In praise of systems

A system can be as simple as your Monday morning check list or the Tuesday afternoon team meeting. Managers build systems. On the other hand, leaders break systems. Personally, I don’t like systems.… Continue reading

Heated passion or steady-calm

I’ve always leaned toward the passionate side of life. For example, debate energizes me. Public speaking excites me. Advocating for a compelling vision fires me up. I agree with those who say, “Passion… Continue reading

The past as a platform not an anchor

Today I’m expanding one of the points from my article, “Adjusting Course.” Every course adjustment says the present isn’t satisfactory. Sadly, leaders use past short comings or failures to motivate others to change.… Continue reading

Leadership in Online Learning

Welcome guest blogger Holly Caracappa. She connects leadership with online education. I’ve taken many online courses and can attest to the applicability of her comments. Enjoy. Online education boasts of convenience, independence and flexibility… Continue reading