Category Archive: Strengths

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

7 Dangers of Weakness and Why You Undervalue Your Strength

The illusion of competence is deadly to successful leadership. Experience, success, position, and power give you the deadly illusion that you are good at nearly everything. But you’re exceptional only at one or… Continue reading

Dear Dan: I Can’t Stop Helping People

Dear Dan, I work late because I’m being helpful to people on my team. How can I stop helping too much? Sincerely, Too Helpful (Question after a recent presentation.) Dear Too, The desire… Continue reading

Three Ways To Make a Difference Today

#1. Fuel, manage, and monitor energy, first your own, then others. You can’t get there with an empty tank. It’s not flashy, but in order to fuel energy in others you need to… Continue reading

The Nickname Project

Nurse Alice Tittle said Claudia Alta Taylor was, “… as pretty as a lady bird.” At two years old, Claudia became, “Lady Bird.” (NYT) Claudia became the First Lady of the United States… Continue reading