Category Archive: weaknesses

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

How Manipulators Work

Image source Manipulation strategies Flattery: Flattery is an insincere compliment designed to manipulate you. People flatter you to get what they want from you. The connections created with flattery aren’t connections. They’re corruptions.… Continue reading

Leading yourself into Humility

Image source I’ll never forget G.J. Hart’s observation about high potential leaders, “I can usually tell if they have the humility to make it.” He focused on character before talent or skill. Humility yields success;… Continue reading

5 Cures for Leadership-loneliness

Leaders feel lonely. Relationship boundaries stretch and occasionally break. In addition, change, innovation, or new initiatives may cause loyalties to evaporate. If you’ve never experienced the loneliness of leadership, I wonder if you’ve… Continue reading