Tag Archive: Growth

How to Create Transformative Growth Points for Reluctant or Resistant Employees

They keep falling short. But you want them to reach the next level. Establish an affirming context for growth. A transformative growth point: Years ago I was asked to work with a manager… Continue reading

How to Succeed by Aiming Ridiculously Low

Aiming high is overrated. Aim ridiculously low if you want swift response and immediate action. Big goals are marshmallow clouds on chocolate rain Mondays, unless they distill into small daily behaviors. Ridiculously low:… Continue reading

10 Relational-Steps to Improve Performance and Elevate Satisfaction

It’s  energizing to work with people who are devoted to improvement and painful working with self-justifying losers. Anyone who isn’t dedicated to improving their performance ends up: Complacent. Complaining. Mediocre. Blaming. Detached. 10 steps… Continue reading

7 Ways Leaders Seize the Opportunity of Second Failure

You hoped they would do better but they failed again. Why? Second chances – by themselves – prolong failure. People will fail tomorrow in the same way they failed today, unless they change.… Continue reading

Surrender and the Irritating Other

Interventions come in the form of an irritating other. It’s not that people are irritating in and of themselves. Well, to be honest, some are. They’re irritating when they call us to surrender.… Continue reading

Solution Saturday: I Work with a Very Negative Team

Hi Dan, I hope you’re doing well. I look forward to reading your posts everyday. I am currently working with a team that is very negative. As their team leader I should be… Continue reading