Category Archive: weaknesses

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

7 Ways to Fail and Maintain Credibility

Failing well enhances leadership credibility; failing poorly destroys it. “A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” George Bernard Shaw Failures are inevitable.… Continue reading

Personal Frailties and Leadership Credibility

Sharing failures exposes performance deficiencies. Sharing frailties, on the other hand, concerns personal behaviors. Done well, sharing frailties strengthens connections and enhances credibility. Done poorly it demoralizes others, undermines leadership, and hinders organizational success.… Continue reading

A different kind of courage

Image Source by Resolution-db Bill Cosby wisely said, “I don’t know the key to success but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.” Opportunity Early successes opened doors of opportunity for G.J.… Continue reading