Category Archive: Strengths

5 Ways to Lead like the Blue Footed Booby

The first Bishop of Panama, Tomas de Berlanga, discovered the Galapagos Islands in 1535 by accident. He was on his way to Peru, but currents carried the ship to the home of the… Continue reading

4 Unexpected Sources of Strength Available to Tired Leaders

Opportunities are squandered on the weak. Fatigue magnifies problems. Energy without strength is a fly in a hurricane. Weakness and fatigue make solutions irrelevant and achievement impossible. Strength shrinks obstacles. Fatigue makes every… Continue reading

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