Category Archive: Strengths

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

Why You Devalue Yourself and Other Problems with Strengths

Your greatest strengths come effortlessly. It takes work to develop skills, but your strengths came with you from birth. 4 problems with strengths: #1. You devalue your value. Your greatest contribution comes easy… Continue reading

How to Accept Irritating Imperfections and Maximize Strengths

  The irritating imperfections of others may actually be strengths. Irritating imperfections: What follows is a short list of irritating imperfections that drive me crazy. Your list would likely be different. Taking too… Continue reading

Solution Saturday: Distracted by Urgencies

Dear Dan, The post I read today resonated with me and raised a question. Your comment: “Some are blind to their strengths; others to their weaknesses.” I have been so immersed in the… Continue reading

10 Performance Conversation Starters

You’re a hero when you get hired and a loser during traditional performance reviews. It’s a waste to hire for strength and evaluate for weakness. Replace traditional annual reviews with monthly performance conversations. Better yet,… Continue reading

The Five Powers of Your Strengths

During a recent keynote I asked participants to write a colleague’s strength on a sticky note.  They stood behind the person and wrote a strength, or something they admired about them. They pressed the… Continue reading