Category Archive: Taking others higher

The Most Unremarkable Thing Leaders Do

The most unremarkable thing leaders do is worry about themselves. Self-worry shrinks life. Fretting – over yourself – makes others into enemies. Self-focused hand-wringing stinks like fear. Lousy leaders worry too much about themselves. Interviews:… Continue reading

Unsuccessful Leaders Work as Hard as Successful

Unsuccessful leaders often work just as hard, if not harder, than successful. What’s the difference? Lackluster leaders are unremarkable because they know too much and grow too little. There are other success factors like… Continue reading

Four Ways to Reach The Leader’s Ultimate Goal

Lousy leaders are over-involved and frantic. The leader’s ultimate goal is building teams that excel without them. #1. Identify influencers. Look beyond job titles or positions that may obscure true influencers in your organization. The… Continue reading

Elevate One-On-Ones to Power Moments

Saying “we” is weaker than saying “you” during one-on-ones. Don’t say “we” when you mean “you”. It might feel like good manners to say “we”, but it’s disingenuous. It might soften the blow,… Continue reading

Five Questions that Release the Power of Humble Leadership

Overconfidence provides courage to begin, but blocks effective leadership. If overconfident leaders were half as talented as they believed, they would be twice as successful as they are. You might begin with overconfidence, but… Continue reading

The Exponential Leadership Goal for 2016

If you aspire to leadership because you want to tell people what to do, make lots of money, or be in the spotlight, get out now. Sometimes leaders do all three. Often they… Continue reading