Category Archive: Taking others higher

How to Navigate Conflict Between Managers and Leaders

People who work together end up working against each other when goals compete and agendas collide. The goals of leadership and the challenges of management create healthy friction. Unresolved friction eventually turns to… Continue reading

4 Ways to Make 2018 the Best Year of Your Life

If 2018 was your last year on earth, and you had to keep your job, what would you do differently? Brevity simplifies priority. #1. Enjoy. You’d feel an urgency to enjoy life if… Continue reading

4 Deadly Enemies of Vitality

The most dangerous enemies of organizational vitality live inside your organization. They laugh when you stumble and hand you rocks when you’re down.   Some beasts lurk in shadows. You don’t see them… Continue reading

The Gifts of Leadership: How to Help People Find Their Own Answers

The week before Christmas brings gift-giving to mind. That’s why I’ve brought your attention to gifts leaders give others. I’ve written about the gift of advice and how to give it skillfully. But… Continue reading

The Gifts of Leadership: Equip Novices for Success and Stay Sane

Nothing is more important to the future than equipping new talent for success. It’s all about choice and approach. Avoid pretenders: What’s the response when you ask, “Do you want to grow yourself… Continue reading

The Gifts of Leadership: How to Give Advice That People Respect

People don’t want advice. They want the pain to go away. They want to keep doing the same thing but get different results. The world is full of answer-givers, but who can find a… Continue reading