Category Archive: weaknesses

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

Leaders are manipulators?

Geoff Webb wisely observes, “There’s a thin line between leadership and manipulation. Both can be defined as influencing others.” Manipulators and leaders: Recognize and compliment the strengths of others Tap into the emotions of others Exhibit… Continue reading