Category Archive: weaknesses

Accepting Average Enables Exceptional

People remain average because they don’t understand exceptional. A friend of mine recently said, “Maybe average is ok. That’s what most people and organizations are so what’s wrong with it?” We were exploring… Continue reading

Useful Disadvantage

I just left an unplugged session at the World Business Forum with Malcolm Gladwell. About 40 people listened and asked questions. Gladwell is interested in learning theory, it’s central to his next book.… Continue reading

Your Frailties Make You Beautiful

Image source We’re all drawn toward skillful competent individuals. Maybe they’ll teach us? Hopefully, they’ll rub off. But competency without frailty is uncomfortable, unapproachable, and unattractive. The things that make competencies beautiful are… Continue reading

How to Magnify the Impact of Your Strengths

“A man should never be appointed to a managerial position if his vision focuses on people’s weaknesses rather than on their strengths. The man who always knows what people cannot do, but never… Continue reading

16 Competencies Guaranteed to Deliver Results

One in three leaders has no outstanding strength. If you have one extraordinary strength you are in the 64th percentile of over 200,000 leaders. Competency delivers results. Extraordinary leaders display and leverage at least… Continue reading

The Leadership Quality No One Ever Mentions

Yesterday, I led a seminar that began with a discussion of leaders the group admired and why. The conversation was worthwhile and predictable. Everyone admires leaders who possess passion, courage, insight, integrity, vision,… Continue reading