Category Archive: Taking others higher

Solution Saturday: How Organizations Become Great at Developing Great People

Four organizations recently asked me how they might enhance their people-development efforts. In the end, it’s a question about the future. The people on your team reflect the future of your organization. Great… Continue reading

The Most Important Thing About Us

Incompetent leaders are pushed around by negative environments. Skillful leaders create positive environments and manage emotion. The way people feel, while they work, is leadership’s opportunity. You can’t control people’s feelings, but you can create interactions… Continue reading

7 Powerful People-Tasks You can do Today

Great people accomplish great things. The question is, how to develop and maximize greatness in others. 5 things you can do with people: Understand and accept them. Correct and punish them. Honor and reward them.… Continue reading

Solution Saturday: I can’t focus

Lack of focus means you’re out of control. Distraction drains energy and dilutes potential.   Unfocused leaders: Struggle to trust others. Don’t have hobbies. Say yes too much. Eat poorly. Forget what they’re all… Continue reading

12 Ways to Make the Most of Opportunities

Everyone who says, “I wish I had more opportunities,” doesn’t understand opportunities. An opportunity is your chance to give before you get. An unmet need, for example, is an opportunity. The door of opportunity… Continue reading

Coaching to Capitalize on Frustration

Don’t say calm down. Capitalize on frustration. Frustration is energy. Energized toddlers fall down kicking and screaming, when they can’t have candy before breakfast. The message of frustration? Give me what I want.… Continue reading