Category Archive: weaknesses

Solution Saturday: Help! My Boss is Incompetent

Dear Leadership Freak, My boss drives me crazy. He’s incompetent. He has no people skills. The trouble is the people upstairs think he’s doing a good job. Sincerely, Frustrated with incompetence! Dear Frustrated,… Continue reading

10 Phrases Incompetent Leaders Keep Saying

You can try and fail one or two times. But, persistent failure – in the same area – signals incompetence. Everyone who gets ahead establishes a track record of reliability. You can’t be trusted if… 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

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