Category Archive: Taking others higher

10 reasons you’re an overthinker

73 percent of 25-35 year-olds  and 52 percent of 45-55 year-olds overthink. (Susan Nolen-Hoeksema, Univ. of Michigan) ***** Yesterday the garage installed studded snow tires on my truck. I’m ready to battle the… Continue reading

How to prevent negativity?

Are there negative people in your office? Not everyone who seems negative is.  Perhaps they have a high need to succeed.  Questions that seem negative are attempts to figure out if the “preferred… Continue reading

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