On the Cutting Edge of Change

Leadership, Violence, and Vigilance: Ray Rice, Roger Goodell, and the NFL

Remember where you were on September 11, 2001? Now, 13 years later can you answer this question: how did it change the way you see the world? For many it activated fear to a new level, for others the desire to crush the enemy, whoever they are. For some, it was the beginning of thinking about.. read more →

Are Men Happier People?

I have been preparing for my GUTSY WOMEN Google Hangout that will take place on Thursday September 11th. One area that so many of you have asked me to cover is how men and women differ and who is really happier. My conclusion is that yes, in some aspects, men truly are happier. And I.. read more →

Corporate Team Building: How to Use Exercise at Work

Newest research, hot off the press is that we live longer by standing and walking around. So many of us are chained to computers and sit, sit, sit all day long. More stand up desks are being sold and even ones that are attached to a tread mill. Everyone knows being thin and rich is.. read more →

Emerging Leaders and Office Politics

When I was in the emerging leader category I thought that political games of “GOTCHA” were only played in Washington D.C. And then I had my first job. Was I ever wrong! Office politics and power games were all over the place. It was so disheartening I had to make a decision to learn the.. read more →

Which Bathroom is the Right One?

I went to the soccer game in Buenos Aires. It was like being at a Broadway musical. The favorite team, the Boca Juniors were playing and the singing was stupendous. That is how they cheer the team, by singing and singing and singing. Now, the team did not perform that well and yet they were cheered.. read more →

Leadership and “Practicing Safe Stress”

If you ever have a chance to visit the main Google campus in Mountain View CA you will see what the future of work looks like in present time. Volleyball courts in use and fabulous food grown by local organic farmers gratis to all Google employees. Plus there is the magic of their “Jolly Good.. read more →

Leadership, Power, Violence, and Conflict Resolution

Watching the scenes from Ferguson Missouri is about so much more than police brutality vs. the right to demonstrate in a public forum. It is about unresolved issues in our country that are as old as the first slave ship that came ashore so many years ago. We cannot just look at the shooting of a young.. read more →

Leadership Lessons: What Really Changes?

I was fascinated watching the Tom Hanks special on CNN “The SIXTIES: The Times They are A-Changin’.” One segment is about the role of women 50 years ago. And  as I sat back I wondered what has really changed for the better. The actor Jack Palance who represented the big, strong, silent guy who would always be there to.. read more →

Women Leaders: GET GUTSY or GUTSIER

There are abundant programs for women and many of them are cook book recipes. If you are making dinner that may work but for down and dirty tips and techniques for leadership in the 21st century we need to go deeper. Oh I know many of you are thinking, I’ve tried all the “how to”.. read more →

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 →