Category Archive: Strengths

You See Things As You Are – Not as They Are

“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are,” attributed to Anais Nin. You believe you are the answer. You see what you look for and defend what you see. Seeing:… Continue reading

How Curiosity Energizes Team Members

I asked a question that drained a leader’s energy. She’s facing new challenges and feels trapped. Meeting challenges, seizing opportunities, and solving people-issues require energy. It’s true that serving in ways that align… Continue reading

15 Questions that Invent the Future

Progress is the answer to a question. If you feel stuck, you have aspiration without progress. But the right question re-ignites forward movement. If you want to invent the future, you must first… Continue reading

Dear Dan: I Over-Commit and Under-Deliver

Dear Dan, I am the eternal optimist. I live to be of value to others and somehow always want to do more. But lately I’ve come up against some personal issues regarding my… Continue reading

Why You Need to Know You Ain’t All That

The sooner you realize you’re remarkable at very few things and lousy at many, the better off you and your team will be. If you usually come out on top when you compare… Continue reading

When People Want You on Their Team

She said, “If there’s a crisis, you want me around.” She told me about a car load of high school students on their way to a high school play. There was an accident.… Continue reading