Category Archive: Strengths

Identify and Overcome Weaknesses that Matter

Leaders often believe their relationships are more positive than they are. You feel good about relationships when results are good. But, results and relationships aren’t the same thing. “People who are smart and self… Continue reading

How to Ignite Fire

Leave a comment on this post for a chance to win a copy of, “Lead Positive.” (25 copies available. Winners chosen at random.) The first job of leadership is catching a glimpse of… Continue reading

Fight for Bright: 3 Aspects of Asset Based Thinking

Pessimists feel optimistic about Murphy’s law. I’m so much of a pessimist that I think optimists are faking. Talking about optimism irritates true pessimists. I’m not alone. Pessimists – people who see the… Continue reading

13 Ways to Pass the Squeeze Test

The people you serve evaluate you like a person buying bread. Do you pass the “squeeze test?” Ever have a bad boss who didn’t realize how bad they were? What if complaints about… Continue reading

The Three Power-People You Need on Your Team

The enemy of success is isolation. The higher you go the easier isolation becomes, but, it’s a devastating problem at all levels of leadership. Isolated leaders fear conspiracies and feel misunderstood. Worse yet,… Continue reading

Finding Compassion without Losing Power

Compassion is essential to exceptional leadership, extraordinary results, powerful impact, and richness of life. What does compassionate leadership look like? The opposite of compassion is mean. Mean leaders: Send the message that they… Continue reading