Category Archive: Strengths

Finding the Sweet Spot

During a recent conversation with a high-potential, I listed three organizational opportunities. I began with the one I most wanted done. After briefly explaining the opportunities, I asked if he connected with any.… Continue reading

What you think isn’t that important

They met, like they almost always did, for lunch. They were exited to try a new barbeque place in town. It was small but clean and the line went from the counter to… Continue reading

Creating passion with managed emotion

Passionate leaders are intensely focused on clear targets. Emotional leaders express unmanaged feelings that typically hinder progress and hamper relationships. Leaders need passion. On the other hand, unmanaged emotion is counterproductive. John Maxwell… Continue reading

Reasons to reject advice

***** This italicized text was added on 05/19/2010 just 6 hours after I posted the following article because I obviously succeeded in writing poorly. The original intent of this article, “Reasons to reject… Continue reading

Vulnerable vs. Needy

Leadership guru’s advocate for vulnerability in leaders. Additionally, high profile leaders believe in vulnerability. Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks believes vulnerability is the most important leadership quality. (Stated on TV interview) Vulnerable leaders… Continue reading

Getting the most from anger

Seven days ago the Leadership Freak community let loose on “Whining Wednesday” and left a record number of comments explaining things that tick leaders off. It was fun and educational. (It’s not too… Continue reading