Category Archive: Taking others higher

How to Put People in Stressful Situations

What gives you the right to put someone in a situation that makes their palms sweat? Positive intention. Shared values. Known commitments. Open relationship. Challenge or coddle: Coddling prevents people from soaring. Compassionate… Continue reading

One Leader’s Surprising Experience with One-on-Ones

One of my coaching clients is developing his skill at holding one-on-ones with his management team. He’s learning you don’t have to choose between strong relationships and great results.  Strong relationships fuel great… Continue reading

The Risky Business of Dealing with an Indecisive Boss

A common complaint about bad bosses is they won’t make decisions.  An indecisive boss seems cowardly, lazy, short-sighted, or self-serving.     It’s risky to take action when you have an indecisive boss.… Continue reading

How to Find and Invite Others to Ride the Bull with You

Leading is like riding a bull in the rodeo. I recently asked a leader, “What shifts for you if you think of inviting someone to ride the bull with you?” He said, “It… Continue reading

A Simple Strategy for Making a Bigger Difference Today

Other people helped you get where you are. Do that for someone else. Don’t wait for people to come to you. Opportunities slip away while you wait. Seek opportunities to help others see their… Continue reading

Is it Time to Replace One-On-Ones with Three-On-Ones

Leaders say teamwork is important, but spend most of their development-time working with individuals. Isn’t that inconsistent? Could three-on-ones be more effective than one-on-ones? Most one-on-one conversations would be better with teammates in… Continue reading