Category Archive: weaknesses

How to Maximize Frailty

The frailty you hide is a door of opportunity, once it’s embraced. Covering frailty causes more frailty. Couples who pretend they’re happy grow unhappy. Leaders who pretend they’re strong grow weak. Leaders who… Continue reading

How to Get the Most From Irritating People

You don’t want to understand irritating people. You want to control, correct, or eject them. Leaders who don’t understand irritating people resort to authority and miss opportunity. Influence and personal growth decline in proportion… Continue reading

Kryptonite: The Thing That Weakens Leadership

Kryptonite is mythical material from Krypton that drains Superman of his superpowers. Kryptonite: The belief that self-evaluation trumps the evaluation of those directly impacted by your leadership weakens your effectiveness. What you think of… Continue reading

When You Don’t Like People in the Office

You don’t like everyone you work with. Now what? Relationships within organizations depend on your ability to tolerate weaknesses in others. How many: How many of the people in your office do things that… Continue reading

10 Ways to Deal with Weaknesses in Others

Everyone is great at some things and lousy at others. Arrogant leaders compare the weaknesses of others to their strengths. Don’t judge others by the way they compare to you. When you evaluate… Continue reading

Conquering 12 Deadly Leadership Sins

Leaders who never make mistakes are confused and blind. The day of savior-leadership is coming to an end. Everyone knows the emperor has no clothes. If you have it all together, you don’t. Image… Continue reading