Category Archive: Taking others higher

The Puzzle without the Cover

Leading is like working on a puzzle without the cover. In turbulent times, throw three puzzles in the same pile. In crisis, hide the edges. Certainty about the future is illusion. At best,… Continue reading

5 Ways to Succeed with an Inflexible Pigheaded Boss

Small adjustments create drama for bosses and team members who find security in predictability. Rigid people expect others to adapt to them. Change sends them off the deep end.   If you’re flexible,… Continue reading

A Young Leader Receives a Sh*t Sandwich

Incompetent leaders only have performance conversations when someone screws up. Things get worse when inept leaders finally have performance conversations. Michael Lapointe reminded me that incompetent leaders suck at performance conversations. (Michael left a… Continue reading

Nearly 40% Never Give Positive Reinforcement

For many, it’s easier to talk about what sucks than what’s great. There’s a negative voice in our heads. Personally, you can’t speak well of yourself. Why? Humble leaders don’t brag. They talk about… Continue reading

How to Maximize the Feeler-Leader on Your Team

The best way to maximize talent is to first understand their motivation. Comparison: Feelers care about getting things done with people. Think relationships. Dreamers care about what’s next. Think progress. Doers care about getting… Continue reading

Where the Path Ends and the Forest Begins

The only way to change your future is to step off the path and step into the forest. No one is going to do it for you. A fixed mindset congeals your future… Continue reading