Category Archive: Taking others higher

Dream builders

One day long, long ago, in a galaxy far, far away; you dreamed of greatness. Maybe over time you lost your dream.  One too many failures broke the camel’s back.  One too many… Continue reading

Getting further with feedback

Ken Blanchard said, “Feedback is the breakfast of champions.” If you aren’t giving and receiving feedback your commitment to improvement and success is shallow at best. You’re stunting yourself and your organization. Getting… Continue reading

Don’t Collaborate?

***** Most organizations bow down to the value of collaboration. Today, I’m shooting the sacred cow. Collaboration isn’t always useful or necessary. Furthermore, collaboration can be cumbersome and ineffective. ***** Collaboration is useful… Continue reading

A Leadership Intention

Lousy leaders are busy but don’t know what they are doing. Successful leaders live intentionally. How do you want others to feel when they are around you? Like you are smart or like… Continue reading

Survivor: Nicaragua and encouragement

Jimmy Johnson is a retired American football coach. He followed Tom Landry as the coach of the Dallas Cowboys. Jimmy knows how to encourage others. My wife and I watched the TV show… Continue reading

Repeating things

Repeating things establishes them. Great leaders repeat things that take others and themselves higher. Great leaders are repeaters. ***** On the Negative Repeating office gossip makes it seem true even if it isn’t.… Continue reading