Category Archive: weaknesses

Giving Criticism Like a Pro

Stop talking if you’re a critical boss. You may say, “I’m just being helpful.” Unrequested criticism is like a drive-by shooting – there’s no responsibility for positive outcomes. It’s sleazy and easy. After… Continue reading

Taking Criticism Like a Pro

This question arrived from a reader: “My boss says I need to get better at taking criticism.” Confidence when criticized: Confidence is a product of knowing what to do next. Close your eyes… Continue reading

Overcoming the Reason People Don’t Listen

Tune into others if you expect them to tune into you. Discouraged or defeated people need strength before they’ll listen to ideas or solutions. Give strength before giving answers or solutions. Six Ways to… Continue reading

10 Ways to Become a Risk-Taker

“Real change agents comprise less than 10% of all business people,” Jack Welch. Most leaders play not-to-lose rather than playing to win, especially in large organizations. The more we have to lose the… Continue reading

Where Women Leaders Are Better than Men

I asked the “Freaks” that follow my Facebook page, “What are women leaders better at than men?” Knowing when there is no value in fighting. Understanding when someone just has a crummy day.… Continue reading

I’ve Been Knocked Down, Now What

Jack Dempsey on one knee. (From Washington Post) ***** The ability to get up after being knocked down is the most important ability in life. ***** Alison asked, “After being knocked down it… Continue reading