Category Archive: Strengths

4 Practices of Kindness that Make You Glorious

Everything stops in our house with the first snow. My wife joyfully calls, “It’s snowing.” We gaze like children. Sometimes we stand close. Usually it spits and sputters, but if we’re lucky, the… Continue reading

If Most Leaders are Average, What Does that Say About You and Your Team

An inordinate need to win reflects a need for superiority. For example, I stopped playing basketball with my sons when they regularly beat me. We shot around, but no more 1:1 games. Leaders… Continue reading

How to Navigate the Gap Between Responsibility and Ability

The gap between responsibility and ability is where stress lives. Your boss assigns a task that stretches your skillset or overstuffs your schedule – stress! Two factors influence your response to stressful situations… Continue reading

Confidence: Proof You Can Face Any Challenge

I haven’t had a warm shower in more than seven months. If you’re counting, it’s 226 days, but whose counting. The water I use is 54 degrees Fahrenheit, 12.2 degrees Celsius. Yes, I… Continue reading

How to Stop Stumbling Aimlessly and Pull Purposefully

We don’t wake up thinking, “I want to live an inconsequential life.” But we don’t wake up thinking, “I want to live a meaningful life,” either. We simply wake up stumbling aimlessly from… Continue reading

5 Ways to Lead like the Blue Footed Booby

The first Bishop of Panama, Tomas de Berlanga, discovered the Galapagos Islands in 1535 by accident. He was on his way to Peru, but currents carried the ship to the home of the… Continue reading