Category Archive: Taking others higher

10 Ways to Help Others Change Trajectory

The things you believe about yourself, your circumstances, and others determines your future. The root of behavior is belief. Three foundational beliefs of wise leaders: #1. Past performance reflects future performance, apart from intervention. People… Continue reading

Solution Saturday: Humble without Shooting Yourself in the Foot

Dear Dan, I have a question regarding your post on Humility. You point out that as leaders we need to provide opportunities for others to shine, so that they even outperform you. Now,… Continue reading

Lessons From Bringing out the Best in Others

I asked a group of managers and supervisors what they are learning about bringing out the best in others. One said, “Experienced people seek help sooner and more frequently than inexperienced.” 4 reasons… Continue reading

The Go-With Leader

Sometimes you blaze a trail. Other times, you lead from behind. The go-with leader walks beside. Do-for leaders: Compassionate leaders lean toward over-help. They jump in too soon. They solve other people’s struggles… Continue reading

What to Do When New Leaders Screw Up

Screwing up and growth are connected. Seth and Les Gold, tru TV stars of the reality show Hardcore Pawn, interviewed me for their Gold Tone podcast on CBS playit. They’re facing the challenges of… Continue reading

4 Ways to Work Less

Ego causes leaders to over-estimate their own talent and underestimate the talent of others. Ego makes leaders over-manage and under-lead. 4 ways to work less: #1. Who: Don’t ask, “What can I do?” Ask,… Continue reading