Category Archive: Strengths

12 Problems with Strong Personalities

The problem with strong personalities (SP’s) is their ability for good is matched by their ability to harm. All strong personalities, in some ways, are jerks. 12 problems with strong personalities: Don’t play well with others.… Continue reading

How to Solve Five Issues that Sabotage Success

Doubt leaders who never doubt themselves. Fools rush in. Wise leaders feel enthusiasm and concern when accepting new responsibilities. Leaders who rush in: Have ambition that minimizes caution, blinds to weaknesses, and pollutes… Continue reading

7 Ways to Succeed at Telling People What to Do

Being told what to do eliminates ambiguity, uncertainty, and confusion. When I travel, I’m often told where to go, who to meet, what time to be there. Before going on stage, for example,… Continue reading

7 Ways to Stop Vultures and Protect Vitality

Bad leaders only feel good when they’re talking about bad. Problem-centric leaders circle death and neglect vitality. Focus: Organizations stink when vulture-leaders take over. The problem in shipping makes you forget that production is up five percent… Continue reading

The Pros and Cons of Dreamers and Doers

Dreamers who can’t get things done waste talent and resources. Doers who can’t dream reach too low. Doers have their feet on the ground and their head in the sand. Dreamers have their feet in the air… 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