Category Archive: weaknesses

If Most Leaders are Average, What Does that Say About You and Your Team

An inordinate need to win reflects a need for superiority. For example, I stopped playing basketball with my sons when they regularly beat me. We shot around, but no more 1:1 games. Leaders… Continue reading

How to Navigate the Gap Between Responsibility and Ability

The gap between responsibility and ability is where stress lives. Your boss assigns a task that stretches your skillset or overstuffs your schedule – stress! Two factors influence your response to stressful situations… 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

Complaints Kids Make about Mom and We Make about Managers

The hardest part of having a mom is coming to grips with her frailties and mistakes. Kid complaints about mom: You won’t let me do anything. You don’t love me. You’re mean. Nothing… Continue reading

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