Culture Eats Strategy For Breakfast
During our time in grad school, the other Strengths Doctors partners and I had an opportunity to learn from some of the brightest scientists and researchers in the world. It was there, from Dr. Sang Lee, that I first heard this quote: "Culture eats strategy for breakfast." I've experienced this idea firsthand, and I'm...Read More
Rising Above Mediocrity: 33 Tips to Self
Mediocrity irritates me! (Reference above picture.) And I've always believed that you should "let an irritation become an inspiration, and then make a difference." These are my 33 tips to Rise Above Mediocrity: Have Faith and Hope. Know your innate strengths and talents and work from them. Discipline is freedom. Find...Read More
The Treasure Of Talent
There is something uniquely intriguing about focusing on what's right with people vs. uncovering their weaknesses. When we discover our talents and give them a name, it just "feels right." There is just something about the concept of talents and strengths that resonates. It is as if our innate intelligence reacts to this...Read More
Creating a Culture of Engagement
Years ago I heard a story about Tom Watson, the founder of IBM. Asked to what he attributed the phenomenal success of IBM, his response went like this: IBM is what it is today for three special reasons. The first reason is that, at the very beginning, I had a very clear picture of what the company would look like when it was...Read More
Talent Strengthening vs. Weakness Fixing
Are you familiar with the famous Serenity Prayer adopted by many twelve-step programs? It says, God grant us the serenity to accept the things we cannot change, courage to change the things we can, and wisdom to know the difference. This prayer describes the dilemma that we face when it comes down to the question:...Read More
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