Category Archive: weaknesses

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

Early successes opened doors of opportunity for G.J. Hart, C.E.O. of Texas Roadhouse (Publicly traded with 340 locations and 40,000 employees). Eventually, he was invited to revive a stalled start-up that had found new… 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

Not all weakness are the same

Waffles are uniquely tasty because of what they don’t have.  It’s the empty spaces that make them delightful. The empty spaces catch and hold sweet stuff like: butter, syrup, jam, or peanut butter.… Continue reading