Category Archive: weaknesses

7 Dangers of Weakness and Why You Undervalue Your Strength

The illusion of competence is deadly to successful leadership. Experience, success, position, and power give you the deadly illusion that you are good at nearly everything. But you’re exceptional only at one or… Continue reading

16 Signs You’re a Toxic Leader

The trouble with toxic leaders is they’re deadly and don’t know it. But if the truth be told, every leader smells at least a little. Every time toxicity gets its way, organizations lose.… Continue reading

You Might Be a Psycho-Employee If …

After reading 7 Ways to Deal with a Psycho Boss, a friend suggested I write about psycho-employees. You might be a psycho-employee if you use your wife’s urine to pass a drug test… Continue reading

How to Bridge the Gap Between Intention and Perception

Leaders fail because they don’t see themselves as others see them. Disconnection between internal intention and external perception limits leaders. Misalignment: You make space for others to thrive. Others see you as passive.… Continue reading

Dear Dan: I Put Stuff Off and Work All Weekend

Dear Dan, I read and love your blog. Your post on procrastination hit home because I am a procrastinator. My director-level job involves deep-dive creativity, research, writing, deadlines, and teams. I’m good at… Continue reading

How to Overcome Dingbat Ideas

Our grandchildren love hearing mimi and poppi say, “Ya Dingbat.” I call myself dingbat. I say, “Ya dingbat,” to mimi and she calls me dingbat. I enjoy calling the grandchildren dingbats. Someone has… Continue reading