Category Archive: weaknesses

20% Walk Around Time And Other Tips for Successful CEOs

If the most powerful thing leaders do is connect, the most dangerous is isolation. (Inspired by Henry Mintzberg .) Relationship building: “Half of Americans view themselves as lonely,” David Cordani, chief executive of Cigna. (NPR.) Cigna… Continue reading

16 Ways CEOs Shoot Themselves in the Foot

Lack of effort isn’t the problem for good leaders. Smart people do dumb things and sincere leaders make stupid mistakes. 16 ways CEOs shoot themselves in the foot: #1. Going it alone. It’s… Continue reading

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

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

16 Signs You’re a Toxic Leader

The trouble with toxic leaders is they’re deadly and don’t know it. But if the truth be told, every leader smells at least a little. Every time toxicity gets its way, organizations lose.… Continue reading

You Might Be a Psycho-Employee If …

After reading 7 Ways to Deal with a Psycho Boss, a friend suggested I write about psycho-employees. You might be a psycho-employee if you use your wife’s urine to pass a drug test… Continue reading