Category Archive: Taking others higher

How to be the Leader who Gets Novices to Step Up

Challenge people to do things they never thought they could do. #1. Relationship: Caring relationship is the environment of growth. Find things to like about the people around you. Don’t let dissatisfaction with… Continue reading

10 Ways to Win with Ambition and Not Contaminate Relationships

It’s not necessary to have ambition. It’s just unusual when leaders don’t have it. You’re better off acknowledging ambition than pretending you’re above it. Blind ambition: I know a leader who lost an… Continue reading

3 Questions That Enable Leaders to Call for Commitments

Back on the farm, we threw bales of hay down from the hay loft to feed the cows. Our cat waited for us to lift a bale to see if there might be a… Continue reading

A Single Transformational Question

One of the great gifts you give team members is opportunity to reflect on their journey. “Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.” Peter… Continue reading

How to Move From Don’t-Want to Do-Want Leadership

Most people walk around with a big don’t-want inside. When I ask people what they want, they inevitably tell me what they don’t want. Don’t-want leadership: Frustration and pain point the way for… Continue reading

How to Accept Irritating Imperfections and Maximize Strengths

  The irritating imperfections of others may actually be strengths. Irritating imperfections: What follows is a short list of irritating imperfections that drive me crazy. Your list would likely be different. Taking too… Continue reading