Category Archive: Taking others higher

Helping others help you

One reason leading feels thankless is you don’t feel supported. It’s likely others desire to support you.  However, it may be that others don’t know how to support you. For example, perhaps you’re… Continue reading

Measuring intangibles

“What gets measured gets done, what gets rewarded gets repeated.” It feels awkward to measure the relational aspect of leadership. For example, setting a goal to have a two minute conversation with three… Continue reading

Transformation

Over time, organizations may harden like arteries. They stagnate unless they are motivated to transform. Frequently, entrenched organizations need a crisis to begin transforming. For example, an economic downturn may unnerve leadership enough… Continue reading

Overcome distraction

Hitting the pillow in exhaustion, have you ever wondered what happened? What did I accomplish? Where did the day go? It seems the busier life is the easier it is to be distracted from… Continue reading

Pressure to be invisible

Image source “The world belongs not to those who fit in but to those who stand out,” Anonymous. The challenge The trouble with standing out is – standing out. Standing out isn’t always… Continue reading

Diamond in the Rough Pt. 2

A Leadership Freak reader asks, “If you thought you were a diamond in the rough who was not being found, what would you do?” My response to this question is not directed at… Continue reading