Tackling Weakness =/= Weakening Your Strengths

Tackling Weakness =/= Weakening Your Strengths

In our last installment (here) we discussed the fact that not all weaknesses are immediately worth erasing. In fact, sometimes, strength can come from those weaknesses. That is not a justification, however, for not trying to grow in self-awareness and competencies....
Weakness = Strength

Weakness = Strength

Who doesn’t hate that interview question? “What’s your greatest weakness?” UGH. I have both been interviewed and been an interviewer. In many ways, I disliked the question even more as an interviewer. The response was usually guaranteed to be a mix of saccharine...
Painful gifts

Painful gifts

This week, my graduate alma mater University of Virginia won the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship. Not really a big deal for a team that was widely acknowledged throughout the season as a likely top seed and a definite contender. But only one year ago, this team –...
“Two Ears. One Mouth. Use that Ratio.”

“Two Ears. One Mouth. Use that Ratio.”

Revisiting and revising this blog, which was the very first one I tried on LinkedIn. I’ve added an update and improved that image… It’s not an original statement, is it? Many people say this when they want to talk, and they want others to be quiet. I once heard about...
Fail fast.

Fail fast.

The greatest teacher, failure is. Yoda The most terrifying words in the English language to anyone starting something new are, “fail fast.” In fact, I’d argue that even the people who say them, many times don’t mean them. I’ve seen many a leader say, “fail fast!” and...