Category Archive: Taking others higher

The Scariest Thing about Introverts

Introverts drive extroverts crazy. Or should I say, extroverts drive introverts crazy? “… 65% of senior corporate executives viewed introversion as a barrier to leadership…” (HBR) The blank stare: The scariest thing about… Continue reading

How You Have Inescapable Impact

No one can live as an individual. “No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main;” John Donne Impact: If you… Continue reading

5 Answers for Leadership Loneliness

Power and position complicate relationship-building. If you’re a leader, you’re never just a buddy. Relationships are the foundation of leadership, but anyone who controls assignments, compensation, and advancement is never just a friend.… Continue reading

Engagement is Getting People to Do Things THEY Want to Do

It’s a mistake to believe leadership is getting people to do what you want them to do. Engagement is getting people to do things THEY want to do. Pressure: Pressuring people to do… Continue reading

20% Walk Around Time And Other Tips for Successful CEOs

If the most powerful thing leaders do is connect, the most dangerous is isolation. (Inspired by Henry Mintzberg .) Relationship building: “Half of Americans view themselves as lonely,” David Cordani, chief executive of Cigna. (NPR.) Cigna… Continue reading

7 Things New Inexperienced Leaders Must Do

The good news is you earned the opportunity to lead. The bad news is you’ll probably crash and burn. (But get up again when you do.) 7 Things New Inexperienced Leaders Must Do:… Continue reading