Category Archive: Taking others higher

Bias When Hiring Mommies, Musicians, and Light Skinned Blacks

Everyone has bias. It’s dangerous to think otherwise. When you meet job candidates, you form first impressions that include stereotypes and biases. (Not all stereotypes are bad.) In order to recruit and retain… Continue reading

The Secret Ingredient to Reaching the Next Level

The secret to reaching the next level is discomfort. Discomfort is where improvement begins. You must allow others to work through discomfort if you expect them to reach the next level. Allow discomfort:… Continue reading

89% of Employees are Demotivated by Ineffective Managers and Leaders

It might hurt, but look in the mirror if people around you are low energy slugs.  The greatest ability is the ability to develop abilities. 98% of employees who have good leaders are… Continue reading

People Can’t See Your Heart When You’re Lost in Your Head

I can not notice people. I want to notice, but I’m easily distracted. People can’t see your heart, when you’re lost in your head. It doesn’t matter if you want to notice people.… Continue reading

A Simple Project that Nudges Managers to Notice Others.

The shift from focusing on yourself to noticing others is essential to successful management. Systems and processes are essential, but people get things done. A manager’s performance is elevating the performance of others.… Continue reading

How Haters and Supporters Produce the Same Results

Compassionate supporters and negative haters often employ similar behaviors that produce the same results. Haters and supporters: Haters gossip and backstab in the shadows. But when it’s time to work on improving someone’s… Continue reading