Category Archive: Taking others higher

How to Find and Invite Others to Ride the Bull with You

Leading is like riding a bull in the rodeo. I recently asked a leader, “What shifts for you if you think of inviting someone to ride the bull with you?” He said, “It… Continue reading

A Simple Strategy for Making a Bigger Difference Today

Other people helped you get where you are. Do that for someone else. Don’t wait for people to come to you. Opportunities slip away while you wait. Seek opportunities to help others see their… Continue reading

Is it Time to Replace One-On-Ones with Three-On-Ones

Leaders say teamwork is important, but spend most of their development-time working with individuals. Isn’t that inconsistent? Could three-on-ones be more effective than one-on-ones? Most one-on-one conversations would be better with teammates in… Continue reading

10 Ways to Build a Go-For-It Culture

It’s difficult for go-for-it leaders to imagine that people are waiting for permission to act. What’s wrong with them? You take action without asking permission. Why doesn’t everyone else? 10 ways to build… Continue reading

Top Leaders Explain What Fuels Their Energy

Any incompetent fool can run around barking orders like a chihuahua with the self image of a doberman.  Yes, giving direction is part of leadership. But the soft stuff, like igniting, monitoring, and… Continue reading

The Surprising Face of Belief

Believe in people if you expect greatness from them. But what does it look like? 4 faces of disbelief: Accepting mediocrity. There’s nothing inspiring about being average when people are capable of remarkable.… Continue reading