Category Archive: Taking others higher

Explosive personal growth

Growth can be gradual. We often grow like plants, imperceptibly. Gradual growth is stable growth that tracks along the same path. Gradual growth is more of the same only better. For example, learning… Continue reading

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