Category Archive: weaknesses

Crash! Smash! Bash! You’re Engine Hash

Image source I remember the day we found Shel Silversein’s children’s book, “Where the Side Walk Ends.” We were Christmas shopping in downtown Bangor, Maine. We laughed like children. Years later, we read… Continue reading

Top 25 Dumb Mistakes Leaders Make

Yesterday I asked the Leadership Freak Coffee Shop on Facebook: “What’s the dumbest thing you’ve seen a leader do?” This morning while going for coffee with a local business owner, I ran into… Continue reading

22 Powerful ways to Overcome Discouragement

Ignore anyone that says they don’t get discouraged. We are bombarded with – be positive, think positive – messages because leaders get discouraged. Sad but true. 22 suggestions for overcoming discouragement: Ask someone… Continue reading

9 Questions that Create Connections

She was reading at two, a University of California sophomore at 17, and speaks eight languages. Pam Fox Rollin didn’t sound arrogant but I wondered if in her younger days she was –… Continue reading

Letting people see our Frailties

People that know me best compliment me least and people that know me least compliment me most. Some compliments aren’t sincere. They’re flattery. A compliment is flattery when it’s designed to manipulate us.… Continue reading

Maybe you are the problem …

Once upon a time, a bushy gray-bearded man shuffled toward farmer’s market.  Sadly, the spring air felt right but it smelled wrong. Pausing, he shrugged and then trudged forward. Happening upon a purple… Continue reading