Category Archive: Taking others higher

How to Respond When Team Members Put Themselves Down

Your perspective on others isn’t as important as their perspective on themselves. You short-circuit growth when you rush to comfort, contradict self-criticisms, or offer quick solutions. Why we bully ourselves: We disrespect the… Continue reading

Have you Fallen into the Destructive Practice of Offering Harmful Help

Harmful help looks like… Not doing your own job because you’re doing other people’s jobs. Bottlenecking results. Burnout. Resentment toward people who should be helping themselves and others. Disappointment because you helped someone,… Continue reading

4 Ways to Get Ahead in Any Organization

Aspiration that contaminates enjoyment sabotages success. 4 ways to get ahead in any organization: #1. Thrive in the shadows. If you aspire to get ahead, help someone else get ahead. Swen Nater made… Continue reading

Leadership Lessons from the Mafia, Hell’s Angels, and Gang Bangers

Would your organization thrive if governments spent billions of dollars trying to destroy it? Criminal organizations overcome all the challenges and obstacles of legal organizations plus the opposition of law enforcement. And they… Continue reading

A Formula for the Best Day Ever PT. II

It’s ridiculous to think your best day is an accidental collision of fortunate events. I admit that good accidents might happen – if you wait long enough. But why wait? End your day… Continue reading

Generosity Makes you Great and Much More

No one stays up late waiting for the Grinch. But all the young at heart stay up waiting for Santa. His heart is warm and his hand is open. With all the troubles… Continue reading