On the Cutting Edge of Change

Leadership Lessons: What Does It Mean to be AUTHENTIC?

  Did you ever listen to someone give you an acknowledgement that sounded fake and gave you a visceral response of “That was just baloney”? Compare that to someone who tells you how much they appreciate the work you have done on a project and point out specific situations where what you did mattered. And.. read more →

FREEDOM for the FOURTH

What does real freedom look like? It means being real, being who you are and not being afraid to express yourself in a healthy, positive way. Let’s celebrate FREEDOM this year in a new and powerful way. Let’s give each other the nod of approval that we can just experiment and be whoever we are.. read more →

Take the Best Route from Management to Leadership

“How does a manager become a leader?” you ask. This is one of the most important questions in all of business. What the work world needs today are more leaders who can take charge in a strategic way and help everyone in the company have a “go for it and grow from it” mind set... read more →

Leadership and Hidden Sources of Conflict

One day at a senior staff meeting Michael expressed strong doubts of George’s idea to acquire another company. Michael and George started to raise their voices, much to the surprise of the rest of the management team. Michael was so angry he was physically shaking; he nearly lunged at his colleague. He knew even as he.. read more →

Leadership and Accepting “The JOURNEY”

Everyone says “it’s the journey not the destination” especially when situations are tough. Leadership development means accepting this as a core belief when climbing the mountain of career success. Did you ever meet a leader who does not have a story of falling and failing? Did you ever meet a leader who is blemish free with.. read more →

Does One Person Make a Difference? A Tribute to Shaun Stephenson

A tall dark skinned beauty graduated from Total Leadership Connections™ almost two years ago. We talked about her becoming a facilitator. She had such a light in her eyes and her love of people was palpable. Off she went to Sedona to get a degree so she would have more ways to help and teach.. read more →

Leadership Lessons: Daring + Caring = Sharing

My new book, the one I am writing as you read this, is about women becoming more daring, men more caring and together all of us more sharing. It is the new way for men and women to relate and work together, at home, in the office, everywhere! Do you want to be part of the pioneering group to make.. read more →

Leadership Lessons: The Agony of Being Typecast

Imagine this really ugly situation. The YOU who is always strong and competent, can always dance with dilemmas, and loves to embrace complexities, passes out from exhaustion and overwork. YOU always have the answers. YOU are the one your staff comes to knowing that every problem will be discussed and solved quickly and easily. Now YOU do not have answers. YOU are tired and scared. Your body is.. read more →

Leadership Development: Inner Critics and Outer Critics

There are some amazing quotes from GUTSY and Powerful women leaders that really make us think. Here is one from Arianna Huffington, President and Editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post. “We may not be able to tune our inner critics out entirely, but we don’t have to let them run the show.” Here is the BIG.. read more →

Patterns, Habits and Leadership Development

Do you work? Actually I mean do you have a job? If your answer is yes keep reading if not, well keep reading anyway. You never know when this type of information will be helpful. Think about what you do in the morning after you brush your teeth, shower and do all the morning getting ready for.. read more →