Category Archive: Optimism

How to Protect and Enhance Your Strengths

Your strengths have dark sides that limit potential, destroy achievement, and hamstring opportunities. Powerful strengths become anchors without softeners. The difference between mediocre and extraordinary success is tempering qualities. Task oriented leaders come off… Continue reading

Fixing the Reason Vision Casting Flops

Image source Casting vision to hopeless people is like feeding cake to the dead. The greatest vision in the world is meaningless in the absence of hope. It’s more important to build hope… Continue reading

15 Tips for Overcoming Insecurity

Living with others in mind is healthy, noble, and useful except when insecurity drives you. Insecure leaders: Defend when they should explore. Take things personally. Blame higher ups for tough decisions. Don’t trust… Continue reading

How to Stop Rowing in Circles till You Sink

***** Fitting in is the path to regret. Leaders don’t fit in they stand out. Bureaucrats fit in. Standing out is dangerous in some organizational cultures; you’ll get beat down till you conform. Conformity is… Continue reading

10 Surefire Ways to Find Your Greatness

***** Our world confuses potential with performance. Never let mediocre performance seem outstanding. You insult high performers, nurture incompetence, and sell yourself short. You aren’t entitled to greatness, it’s earned. What is greatness:… Continue reading

From Defeated Pessimist to Realistic Optimist

***** Pessimists can’t lead. Solving problems requires you first see and acknowledge them. If you plan to move forward, stop dancing around the elephant and dance with it. Ask hard questions. Healthy pessimism serves leaders.… Continue reading