Passion is Your Problem

  Your passion to make a difference makes you do too much. Sincerity is a curse when it turns you into a leaf blown around by the latest possibility for positive impact. Unfocused… Continue reading

Creating Strategic Disadvantage

Should the potential benefits of overcoming difficulties motivate leaders to intentionally create strategic disadvantage? That’s the question Malcolm Gladwell introduced yesterday in an unplugged session during the World Business Forum. It’s been bouncing… Continue reading

Useful Disadvantage

I just left an unplugged session at the World Business Forum with Malcolm Gladwell. About 40 people listened and asked questions. Gladwell is interested in learning theory, it’s central to his next book.… Continue reading

Your Frailties Make You Beautiful

Image source We’re all drawn toward skillful competent individuals. Maybe they’ll teach us? Hopefully, they’ll rub off. But competency without frailty is uncomfortable, unapproachable, and unattractive. The things that make competencies beautiful are… Continue reading

How to Magnify the Impact of Your Strengths

“A man should never be appointed to a managerial position if his vision focuses on people’s weaknesses rather than on their strengths. The man who always knows what people cannot do, but never… Continue reading

16 Competencies Guaranteed to Deliver Results

One in three leaders has no outstanding strength. If you have one extraordinary strength you are in the 64th percentile of over 200,000 leaders. Competency delivers results. Extraordinary leaders display and leverage at least… Continue reading