Category Archive: Taking others higher

7 Ways to Advise the Boss and Advance Your Career

Wise bosses seek advice. Foolish bosses always know. 7 ways to advise the boss and advance your career: #1. Make the boss feel understood. Clarify the boss’s goals, intentions, and assumptions. Repeat your understanding of… Continue reading

7 Things Drift Taught Me About Commitment

I’m reflecting on a young man who doesn’t care much for making commitments. I’ll call him Drift. He’s easygoing, generous, kind, carefree, and transparent. I like him. Drift doesn’t demand much from life. He… Continue reading

4 Surprising Times to Leap for Joy

Issues, problems, and challenges suck the joy out of leaders. Miserable leaders drain organizational energy. (People assume you’re miserable if you don’t express joy.) Joy is energy. Joy is an expression of wisdom and strength, not… Continue reading

4 Ways to Practice the Art of Commitment

Shallow commitment cheapens leadership. Half-hearted leaders may have titles, but they can’t inspire commitment. 7 profound benefits of deep commitment: Self-respect. Drifting dishonors you and your maker. Clarity. Vague commitments cripple and confuse.… Continue reading

4 Ways to Throw Gas – not water – On Dreams

People are excited to do what they want to do, not what you want them to do. The sooner you embrace this idea, the more successful you’ll become. Control resources. Release people. Frustration:… Continue reading

The 7 Step Map to Management Success

Create a map and pursue success. Don’t wait for it to find you. The 7 step map to management success: #1. Make people matter. The heart of making people matter is enjoying them. After that, become… Continue reading