Category Archive: Taking others higher

10 Ways to Spot a Know-It-All

Everyone else is wrong, when you know you’re right. Their brilliance decreases as you imagine yours going up. There’s an inverse relationship between how smart you think you are and how dumb you think… Continue reading

Why My Wife Swats Flies before Riding Bulls

My wife and I joke that she can’t walk out of the house without emptying the dishwasher. She takes care of small things before tackling big. Detail-people swats flies before riding bulls. Flies distract. Swatting flies… Continue reading

If You Didn’t Have a Brain, How would You Know

The Tin Man cried because he didn’t have a heart. How can a heartless person cry over being heartless? The Scarecrow figured out how to save Dorothy from the witch, even though he… Continue reading

Calling Out BS

Who you are trumps everything. What you do matters, but who you are – while you serve – is your most powerful tool of influence. Fakes, hypocrites, and posers may coerce conformity but always… Continue reading

7 Powerful Qualities of Humble Leaders

I heard brilliance from a twenty-something when I asked what humble leadership looks like. She said, “Humble leaders know they need others.” Self-reliance hinders leadership. The tipping point of leadership is moving from… Continue reading

They’re Excited – You’re Not

Leaders who kill new ideas love living with old problems. A manager asks, “What should I do when someone on the team is excited about an idea, but I’m not?” Your response to… Continue reading