Category Archive: Strengths

7 Universal Competencies for Success in Any Role

Gallup reviewed three decades of research and generated its simplest and most comprehensive list of competencies required to achieve excellence for all employees in any organization. (This post is based on my interview… Continue reading

4 Questions the Best Managers Answer to Energize Employees

“The best managers reinforce how and why each person’s contribution is fundamental to the team’s success.” Gallup Four questions: First: What is your contribution? People are energized when their contribution is understood and… Continue reading

Engaging the Secret Power of Identity

You’re better at every aspect of leadership when you have a clear sense of personal identity. The path toward self-knowledge requires self-awareness, but 85% lack self-awareness.* Find identity in: Personal story: Experiences and… Continue reading

4 Ways Weakness is Advantage

Strength usually takes you further than weakness but pretending you have it all together limits opportunity and potential. Strength-based leadership is no excuse to ignore the benefits of weakness. Get over yourself. You… Continue reading

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