Category Archive: weaknesses

Four Beliefs of Dingbat Leaders

There are smart leaders, stupid leaders, and then there are dingbat leaders. Leadership Freak definition of dingbat: A ‘dingbat’ is a smart person doing something stupid.* Smart people do stupid things. You forget… Continue reading

The Four Guiding Principles that Every Successful Leader Employs

Don’t decide to be a professional basket-ball player if you love basket-ball, but you’re a shrimp. Someone will mention Muggsy Bogues was 5-3. Hero Sports lists 24 NBA players who stood between 5-3… Continue reading

Forget About Silencing Your Inner Critic

Your inner critic’s voice is louder and more believable than external voices. Others compliment you, but you know you’re a fraud. Forget about silencing your inner accuser. Negative aspiration tends to strengthen negative… Continue reading

4 Ways Weakness is Advantage

Strength usually takes you further than weakness but pretending you have it all together limits opportunity and potential. Strength-based leadership is no excuse to ignore the benefits of weakness. Get over yourself. You… Continue reading

Why Lousy Leaders Succeed

The worst result of bad leaders is they deflate the drive to be good. Why try, if lousy leaders succeed? A few weeks back a reader asked why bad leaders succeed. His question… Continue reading

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