4 Ways Weakness is Advantage

Strength usually takes you further than weakness but pretending you have it all together limits opportunity and potential. Strength-based leadership is no excuse to ignore the benefits of weakness. Get over yourself. You… Continue reading

Under-Whelming Advice from a former CEO of Southwest Airlines

I’m still grappling with Jim Parker’s advice. He was the CEO of Southwest Airlines during the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001. Jim said, “I don’t think I smiled for two years.” When… Continue reading

4 Things High Performers Do that Others Neglect

High performance isn’t an accident. #1. Plan it: I have a friend who transformed his body from jelly to steel. He doesn’t simply show up at the gym. He plans his workouts. He… Continue reading

The Top 5 Tips for Building Trust and Multiplying Impact

The most trusted person: Earns the promotion. Gets the sale. Retains team members. Has the most engaged workforce. Delivers the best results. The team that trusts each other works faster and enjoys work… Continue reading

My Disappointing Adventure with Humility

Three years ago I took the VIA Survey of Character Strengths and Virtues. I received a ranked list of twenty-four character traits. The top of the list represented qualities and traits that are… Continue reading

7 Ways to Inspire Initiative and Eliminate Toxic Indifference

You’ve been asking permission all your life. In school you raised your hand for permission to speak. When I was in first grade, we raised our hands to ask Mrs. Goodwin for permission… Continue reading