Category Archive: Strengths

Go with average Joe

Average people think they are above average. People tend to overestimate their positive qualities and underestimate their negative ones.  It’s called illusory superiority.  In ratings of leadership ability 70% of students put themselves above… Continue reading

Follow your passion

If you follow me on twitter you know I had coffee yesterday with the CIO of a local college.  He’s an eclectic individual with diverse interests.  Coffee with him means we could discuss… Continue reading

New Best

Everyone thinks that doing your best opens doors to new opportunities.  Here’s where they are wrong.  The Peter Principle is still true.  The Peter Principle states that people are promoted to their level… Continue reading

High Potentials

Leaders frequently complain, “We can’t find good people.  Where are all the good people?” How can leaders identify high potential employees, managers, or volunteers? First, can they sizzle in the pan awhile?  A… Continue reading