Category Archive: Strengths

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

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