Category Archive: Strengths

The Most Unremarkable Thing Leaders Do

The most unremarkable thing leaders do is worry about themselves. Self-worry shrinks life. Fretting – over yourself – makes others into enemies. Self-focused hand-wringing stinks like fear. Lousy leaders worry too much about themselves. Interviews:… Continue reading

When to Bring it Up – When to Let it Go

Leaders who bring up every little failure, issue, or shortcoming are irritating nags. They can’t let it go.  When you blab on about trivialities, talented people want to pull their hair out. Or… Continue reading

A Stable of Plow Horses

People problems are the biggest challenge of leadership. Low performance and lost potential drive you crazy. The challenge and the answer is people. A stable of plow horses: Success begins with the horses. A stable… Continue reading

The 7 Powers of Weakness

Don’t wait until you have it “all together” to lead. Arrogant leaders parade strengths. Successful leaders understand the power of weaknesses.  You’re untrustworthy and disqualified from leadership, if you don’t have weaknesses. Authentic leaders are… Continue reading

10 Powerful Beliefs of Unstoppable Leaders

What you believe is the most important thing about you. Choose your beliefs carefully, they determine your destiny. #1. Believe you matter.  “It is not a question of ‘Will I make a difference?’… Continue reading

The Cure for Tweak-Boss

Don’t come around – after the job is done – with your pearls of wisdom! If you know the best way to do it, either do it yourself, or explain how you want… Continue reading