Category Archive: weaknesses

Evolution of a Hater-Leader

Stop hating on people. You may protest, “I don’t hate on people.” Technically, you’re probably right. You don’t literally hate your teammates. But, you do something that feels like hate. Leaders who focus… Continue reading

4 Benefits of Weakness

Strengths take you further than weaknesses, but turning a blind eye to your weaknesses limits your potential. Strength-based leadership is no excuse to ignore the benefits of weakness. Leaders without weakness are: Clueless.… Continue reading

The Question that Taps the Power of Complaining

Just say it, “Everyone sucks at some things.” Call a leadership team meeting to gripe about weaknesses. Write your direct reports’ names on a whiteboard and list their weaknesses. Illustrate the list with behaviors. … 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

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