Category Archive: Taking others higher

Over-engaged Leaders Produce Disengaged Teams

Over-engaged leaders work way too hard. Over-engaged leaders produce disengaged teams. Work to make space for others, if you’re an over-engaged leader. Over-engaged leaders: Love check lists. Don’t dive into problem-solving without exploring… Continue reading

How to Create Transformative Growth Points for Reluctant or Resistant Employees

They keep falling short. But you want them to reach the next level. Establish an affirming context for growth. A transformative growth point: Years ago I was asked to work with a manager… Continue reading

A Page From my Personal Journal – April 16, 2003

April 16, 2003 Yesterday Dale went shopping for clothes without me. (We usually shop together.) She came back with two summer dresses that look very comfortable. One was pleasing to my eye. The… Continue reading

The Anatomy of Performance Enhancing Coaching Conversations

Don’t wait for poor performance to discuss high performance. Make ‘getting better’ normal by scheduling bi-monthly coaching conversations.  The anatomy of performance enhancing coaching conversation: (Consider this list a loose structure for a coaching conversation.)… Continue reading

10 Relational-Steps to Improve Performance and Elevate Satisfaction

It’s  energizing to work with people who are devoted to improvement and painful working with self-justifying losers. Anyone who isn’t dedicated to improving their performance ends up: Complacent. Complaining. Mediocre. Blaming. Detached. 10 steps… Continue reading

How Leaders Expand Their Future and Enhance Their Success

  Your future shrinks or expands in relation to the strength of your connections. Depth of connection determines breadth of influence. 3 dangers of disconnection Disconnected leaders: Feel blindsided and violated by negative… Continue reading