fostering a community of people interested in exploring strengths
I’ve been keeping a blog forever. I never complain about work on it, but just to be safe, should I tell my boss?
You’re wise not to vent any work frustrations in a public forum. Not only can it come back to bite you, it’s also simply not the best way to approach your problems at…Continue
Posted on May 3, 2011 at 11:44am
How can I play up my strengths at work without looking like I’m showing off?
Your instinct to let people know your strengths is a good one. The more we can all get comfortable talking about our…Continue
Posted on April 26, 2011 at 2:00pm
I realize the benefits of focusing on strengths, and I most definitely want to do that with my team, but I'm still not clear about a few things. If I'm not supposed to emphasize weaknesses, how do I give my team criticism? Can I talk about weaknesses and poor performance at all, or is that focus going to undermine everything else? Also, if people are supposed to stop doing what weakens them, what do I do if…Continue
Posted on April 19, 2011 at 1:43pm
It probably won't surprise you that one of my least favorite parts of being a manager is having to terminate an employee. Obviously, in cases of misconduct or similar situations, there is no choice and it has to be done. But I especially dread it when it's simply a matter of a mishire or a changing situation meaning someone doesn't seem to be suited for the job. I would really like to be able to never have…Continue
Posted on April 5, 2011 at 4:47pm