Category Archives: Mediocrity

Strengths in a Facebook World

Recently I was at a speaking engagement discussing how to create a “Strengths-Based” culture in organizations vs. a “Command and Control” environment. One of the participants asked two critical questions. He asked, “Wouldn’t it make more sense if we determined … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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How To Stop Sucking

It seems like the right thing is to focus more time on making our weaknesses better. After all, this is what we are taught our whole lives in school–if I suck at math, I spend the most time working on that subject.

But we are wrong. Focusing on our weaknesses is usually completely futile.

Let’s accept it: we all suck at something. And even more, what we suck at sucks the life out of us. So why do we keep doing these things!? How can we stop sucking? Continue reading

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Choices Will Terminate You

An interesting lesson in customer interactions, learned from a Terminator. Continue reading

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