Category Archive: Taking others higher

How to Ignite Development in the Arrogant and Resistant

Arrogance can’t see a need for development. Ask egotistical managers if they run great meetings. (Insert any management skill.) Of course they do! There’s no point in telling them they don’t. Pride invites… Continue reading

The Unexpected Answer that Solved One Department’s Issues

It’s wasteful and frustrating to talk to the wrong people about the right things. The solution: I coach a leader who reported that the problems in one department disappeared after he replaced the… Continue reading

How to Confront Excuse Makers

Excuses are an attempt to lower expectations. Excuse makers are explaining why you should accept lackluster performance. It’s dangerous, degrading, and demoralizing. Excuse makers don’t want you to expect too much from them.… Continue reading

The Top Five Things to Look for in Potential Leaders

Character and skill are essential for remarkable success, but not enough. Successful leaders develop others. But who? The top 5 things to look for in potential leaders: #1. Stubbornness. Headstrong people may be… Continue reading

5 Ways to Hack the Power Triangle

The difference between average success and remarkable achievement is your ability to hack the power triangle. Each point of the triangle represents a uniquely qualified person you need in your life.   3 power… Continue reading

How Doers Learn to Speak Dreamese

Dreamers drive doers crazy. “Why don’t you talk less and do more?” Fear of being saddled with futile work causes doers to resist spontaneous dreamers.    Constant disagreement leads to disdain. Words like ‘never’… Continue reading