Category Archive: Taking others higher

Listen for and speak to fears

My dad’s first words when I told him about my new job were, “It’s not very close to home.” I was in Missouri, he was in Maine and the job was in Pennsylvania.… Continue reading

6 expressions of affirmation

She cautiously joins the leadership circle, feeling a bit out of place.  The leadership team invited her to the meeting for, what I’ll call, an affirmation session. She knows why she’s there but… Continue reading

Life down the drain

Power is the ability to get something done. Power is good. Crying babies, loud roommates, angry bosses, loving spouses, and visionary leaders, all have power.  Everyone has power.  The sweetest power is the… Continue reading

Certainty?

Leaders go places. You won’t be certain of how to get there.  You won’t be certain of the outcomes. Go with your highest point of confidence. Once you identify your highest point of… Continue reading

Burn your job description

Traditional job descriptions are a relic of a past age when jobs didn’t evolve, society seemed stable, economies seemed predictable, and people were more inclined to do what they were told. Here’s a… Continue reading

The power of progress

Money is an external carrot-motivator.  It hangs out there offering a prize for a job well done.  On the other hand, fear of staying late to complete a project is an external stick-motivator. … Continue reading