Category Archive: Taking others higher

A One Week New Year’s Resolution

“The problem with the future is it keeps turning into the present.” Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson Don’t commit to doing something for a year if you haven’t done it for a… Continue reading

7 Essentials for Peak Performance Even During Christmas

Chasing the next urgency might make you feel important, but it’s shallow. A rich life requires doing meaningful hard things.   Drifting is dissatisfying: “Contrary to what we usually believe, … the best… Continue reading

New Results Using Old Methods is a Frustrating Myth

The only way to achieve greater success using old methods is to work harder. But doing more with less has a limited lifespan. Working harder only works when you aren’t working hard already.… Continue reading

The Last Words of George H. W. Bush

Former President George H. W. Bush passed away Friday, November 30, 2018 at age 94. It’s reported that his last conversation was with his son, former President George W. Bush. The New Your… Continue reading

How Curiosity Energizes Team Members

I asked a question that drained a leader’s energy. She’s facing new challenges and feels trapped. Meeting challenges, seizing opportunities, and solving people-issues require energy. It’s true that serving in ways that align… Continue reading

Navigating Turbulence when Forming New Teams

You can’t predict the path forward when facing new challenges. But leading a new team, thanks to “Tuckman’s Stages,” has elements of predictability. Four stages – plus one: #1. Forming: Mission – What… Continue reading