Category Archive: Taking others higher

Let’s Get Real with Temptation

We grow weaker every time we succumb to temptation. But Emerson said, “We gain the strength of the temptation we resist.” Temptation and immediacy: Suppose you’re tempted to ignore a performance issue. Why?… Continue reading

9 Ways to Fall Back to Sleep When You Wake Up in the Night

In the U.S. 40% don’t get enough sleep. Sleep-time has decreased over one hour per night since 1942 in the U.S. Get enough sleep, if you’re serious about bringing your best. Think of… Continue reading

What to do When High Performers Take on New Challenges

One of your best team members took on a new challenge. Performance plummeted. Now what? #1. Expect the dip. New challenges make us novices again. Performance goes down when people navigate uncharted waters.… Continue reading

How to Let Go of What Holds You Back

Edison said, “Our greatest weakness is giving up.”  Letting go feels like failure. Grit says, “Don’t quit.” Good judgement whispers, “Let this one go.” Letting go doesn’t have to be giving up. #1.… Continue reading

How to be Dissatisfied Like a Leader

“Satisfaction is death.” George Bernard Shaw The only people more dissatisfied than leaders are artists, pubescent teens, and curmudgeons. “Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.” Thomas… Continue reading

How to Avoid the Truly Dangerous Thing While Seeking Feedback

“We define our dialogue and, in a sense, our future through the questions we choose to address.” Peter Block Seeking feedback includes asking great questions and making space for people to provide thoughtful… Continue reading