Category Archive: weaknesses

How Leaders Defeat Insecurity and Build Bold Teams

You produce weakness in others when you exercise power unless you use power to fill others with confidence. You cannot empower people by exercising power over them. The work of successful leaders is… Continue reading

How to Stretch People Without Breaking Them

I asked Mary to talk in front of a group. She texted back, “You are kidding, right?” Later she said, “I nearly puked on my desk, when I got your text.” Don’t judge… Continue reading

How Haters and Supporters Produce the Same Results

Compassionate supporters and negative haters often employ similar behaviors that produce the same results. Haters and supporters: Haters gossip and backstab in the shadows. But when it’s time to work on improving someone’s… Continue reading

Everyone Has More Weaknesses Than Strengths

Everyone has more weaknesses than strengths. Ignoring this truth makes leaders blind, confused, dangerous, and ineffective. Arrogance whispers, “Your weaknesses aren’t vulnerabilities.”   One of the most important questions leaders ask is, “What… Continue reading

The Risky Business of Dealing with an Indecisive Boss

A common complaint about bad bosses is they won’t make decisions.  An indecisive boss seems cowardly, lazy, short-sighted, or self-serving.     It’s risky to take action when you have an indecisive boss.… Continue reading

Picking Scabs and Popping Zits

Mom told me not to pick at scabs and pop zits. “You’ll get scars.” The opposite is true in organizations. The things you don’t say, but should, cause scars.   7 things you… Continue reading