Category Archive: weaknesses

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

The Good News is 70% of Leaders Survive Their Weaknesses

You have a small bucket of remarkable strengths, a large bucket of average strengths, and a huge bucket of weaknesses. The good news is 70% of leaders survive their weaknesses. “30% of all… Continue reading

How Leaders Defeat Insecurity and Build Bold Teams

You produce weakness in others when you exercise power unless you use power to fill others with confidence. You cannot empower people by exercising power over them. The work of successful leaders is… Continue reading

How to Stretch People Without Breaking Them

I asked Mary to talk in front of a group. She texted back, “You are kidding, right?” Later she said, “I nearly puked on my desk, when I got your text.” Don’t judge… Continue reading

How Haters and Supporters Produce the Same Results

Compassionate supporters and negative haters often employ similar behaviors that produce the same results. Haters and supporters: Haters gossip and backstab in the shadows. But when it’s time to work on improving someone’s… Continue reading