Category Archive: Taking others higher

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

4 Ways to Fix What’s Wrong with Accountability

The chief end of accountability is nudging people toward their potential by leveraging untapped talent. The secondary end of accountability is getting things done. Who you are comes before what you do. #1. Choose internal before… Continue reading

A Life Changing Experiment Anyone can Do

It might be slow, but complacency is death. The danger of complacency is you don’t see your own smug self-satisfaction. In dying organizations, “I’ve got it all together and I don’t need to change,”… Continue reading

7 Principles of the Pig

If you have a team of pigs, fall in love with bacon. The people on your team reflect the future of your organization. The future begins with who’s on your team, not where… Continue reading

Solution Saturday: No Gratitude From Leaders

  Dear Dan, Do you have any thoughts on the work environment where there is no gratitude present from the hierarchy above? Besides modeling it yourself, how do you shift the people around… Continue reading