Category Archive: Strengths

Sincerity Doesn’t Erase Ignorance: 7 Ways to Capitalize on the Strength of Your Leaders

Everyone knows what you don’t do well. Confused or inexperienced leaders pay too much attention to people who point out their lack and challenge them to improve weaknesses. Ignorant helpfulness: “To focus on… Continue reading

You Aren’t Fit to Lead if Your Greatest Strength is Seeing Weakness

You aren’t fit to lead if your greatest strength is seeing weakness. Smart talented leaders find it easy to point out inadequacies, describe what’s wrong, and explain disagreements. There’s no creativity in pointing… Continue reading

The Butterfly Dust Incident

He looked up from the back deck and said he was going to fly. “How are you going to do that?” his mom asked. “I rubbed the dust from a butterfly’s wings on… Continue reading

4 Ways to Get Real with Weaknesses so You can Hire the Best People and Maximize Strengths

Everyone who’s remarkable at something is really lousy at many things. Don’t let this stop you from attempting great things, but keep it in mind the next time you’re frustrated with teammates. Highly… Continue reading

A Leadership Lesson from Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer

Rudolph was a treasure waiting to be discovered. Irritants become advantages in the right situation. My impatience irritates a person on my team. (It probably irritates lots of people.) I’ll call him Mr.… Continue reading

How Skillful Leaders Build Doors in Walls

What’s so inviting about seeing weakness in others? Leaders who see strength in others build doors in walls. From part 1: 12 ways to ignite and maximize growth in others #1. Speak directly to the heart.… Continue reading