Category Archive: Taking others higher

When Others See Your Value – Others See Your Value

Before a recent presentation, a woman asked me a question I’ve never been asked. I was shaking hands with the audience when it happened. “What makes you qualified to give this presentation?” I… Continue reading

How to Embrace Your Nobility and Lead with Dignity

I decided to begin the presentation, “Thank you for being heroes.” But, I ended up saying the opposite. It was dark while I drove to the hotel. I was scheduled to give a… Continue reading

7 Ways to Practice Accountability With Heart

You elevate your leadership when you express your heart. Weak leaders hide from heart. All they care about is the bottom line. Heart is the strongest thing about you. You project strength when… Continue reading

How to Maximize the Seven Levels of Leadership

Leaders rise or fall at points of execution and completion. [Video version of this post.] 7 levels of leadership: #1. Believe you can make a difference. Roots of belief: Someone saw something in… Continue reading

An Assessment Tool That Creates Conversation – Not Defensiveness

Performance assessments – done well – inspire conversation. Done poorly, performance assessments invite defensiveness, excuses, posturing, and blame. The ultimate goal of assessing performance is growth. You’re on the wrong track if you… Continue reading

Cold Leaders Have a 1-in-2000 Chance to Make it to the Top 25%

I’m still grappling with the realization that kindness/warmth is inconvenient. I’d be kind if I had the time. Thankfully, when I work with people or organizations, they are my agenda. But what if… Continue reading