Category Archive: Taking others higher

Stepping into an Open Field

Controlling leaders hold back talent, push down, and under utilize. Wouldn’t you love to work with a leader who led you into an open field? Wouldn’t it be great if you were one?   Controlling leaders are:… Continue reading

I Felt Compassion in His Voice

Some leaders are jerks.  The good news is, you can have heart and lead.  Steven Kydd, one of the founders of Tastemade, a top 10 most innovative company in food, surprised me when… Continue reading

13 Multipliers that Elevate Average to Remarkable

Small multipliers elevate average to remarkable. Last week, due to flight delays, I arrived at the Hilton around 3:30 a.m. The night clerk greeted me by name, smiled, made sure I had everything I… Continue reading

Succeeding with the Bottom 10%

Every organization has a bottom 10% of employees, leaders, and managers who perform poorly. Your goal, if you can’t remove the bottom 10% is to maximize the situation. 7 reasons for poor performance:… Continue reading

Solution Saturday: Dealing with Ms. Rigid

Hi Dan, I lead a team of amazing professionals who are passionate and committed to the work we do. One team member is … rigid in her thinking and ambushes me at staff… Continue reading

5 Painful Leadership Blunders Successful Leaders Avoid

The sting of doing your best and falling short is a giant kick in the gut. 5 painful leadership blunders: Believe others perceive you the way you perceive yourself. Blind spots prolong frustration. Powerful influence… Continue reading