Category Archive: Taking others higher

I Hung Up the Phone and Just Started Sobbing

I told Jenny Dearborn that our story is the answer. She told me about an unexpected conversation with a nine year old boy. He has dyslexia. So does Jenny. Jenny Dearborn, SVP and… Continue reading

50% of Your Emotional Vocabulary is Negative

It’s easy to slip into the dark while grappling with performance issues and people problems. Nagging problems corrode optimism. Capacity for negative: Leaders have opportunity and capacity to become negative. Some have inclination.… Continue reading

Six Seconds to Win

You can’t give 100% effort 100% of the time. College football games are won by giving maximum focus and effort six seconds at a time. I watched James Franklin, head coach of Penn… Continue reading

How Your 18-Month-Self is the New You

The most challenging transition is letting go of the leader you used to be. Growing leaders aren’t who they used to be. How has your recent story —  the last 18 months –… Continue reading

I’d be Kind If I had the Time

I’d be kind if I had the time. Thankfully, you don’t have to be kind when the house is on fire. And it seems like there’s always a crisis. It’s not that you’re… Continue reading

How to Cuddle Up with “No” and Win With Doom and Gloomers

Dreamers swim in an ocean filled with doom and gloomers who love pointing out danger. Dreamers start with “Yes”. Everyone else seems like a kill-joy. Dreamers see resistance when others don’t fall in… Continue reading