Category Archive: Strengths

The Real Reason Rudolph Flew from Outcast to Hero is Not About Red Noses

No one sings about your nose. But when Santa said, “Won’t you guide my sleigh tonight?” Rudolph became the most famous reindeer in history. But there’s more to Rudolph’s fame than bad weather… Continue reading

How to Multiply the Impact of your Talent and Strength

Sometimes you feel people are the problem. Not everyone enriches the team. Some require inordinate attention. Others never get to the point of positive contribution. You begin to feel that people are more… Continue reading

Feeling Uncertain – How to Look Forward with Confidence

Focusing on an unknowable future creates anxiety in the present. Confidence toward the future is found in making contribution today. Looking forward with confidence: #1. Pursue meaning not happiness. The pursuit of happiness… Continue reading

How the Republican Committee Ticked Me Off – But the Issue wasn’t Them

Some conversations invigorate – others exasperate. The difference is aspiration, values, and talent. Years ago, the Republican Committee* asked, “If we put you forward for this elected office, what will you do for… Continue reading

The 5 Powers of a Good Enemy – Red Sox Fans Hate the Yankees

Red Sox fans are all alike. They hate the Yankees. You might respect the talent of the Yankees, but a Red Sox fan knows the Yankees buy championships. “… studies show that rabid… Continue reading

How to Show Empathy and Not Get Sucked into Slime Pits

Empathy is a platform for relationship, not encouragement to wallow in slime pits. Solid relationships strengthen people. Strong people perform better than weak. The power of empathy: The purpose of empathy is to… Continue reading