Naked in the Mirror

images-2I recently read this blog post by Mark Suster and it reminded me of my own post called Strengths & Weaknesses.  Mark was relating this to startups, which is what his great blog is about.  But his point is similar to mine, in that we all tend to see our weaknesses/vulnerabilities but we see other people’s strengths/successes.  I like his catch phrase better than anything I came up with, which encapsulates it nicely–“Naked in the Mirror”.  We see ourselves naked in the mirror, but we see everyone else dressed to the nines, with everything made up & in place.

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Give Them a Chance to Win

With the football season now going, I’m reminded of a line I hear a fair amount about good coaches. One of my favorite compliments for a coach is when it is said that they always give their team a chance to win. I think this applies perfectly to good business leaders & managers.

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