Tag Archive: Growth

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

Three Stumbles From Defeat

Every leader is three stumbles from defeat. But stumble-points reveal footholds for success. The path down is easier than the path up. 3 stumbles from defeat: #1. A closed door. Novices and simpletons… Continue reading

Ducks to Monkeys

It takes largeness of spirit to value ducks when you’re a monkey. Foolish monkeys complain about ducks. Wise monkeys maximize their potential. Persistent disapproval de-energizes ducks. Learn how to approve of ducks even while… Continue reading

How Leaders Change People By Simply Seeing Them

One summer, years ago, my wife and I stopped yelling at each other when we noticed the windows were up. People change when someone’s watching or listening. I read that people are more… 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

How Doers and Dreamers Drive Each Other Crazy

One of my biggest regrets as a leader is misunderstanding the unique viewpoints of Doers, Dreamers, and Feelers. Facing obstacles: Doers and Dreamers face resistance, obstacles, and failure differently. Doers push through. Dreamers… Continue reading