On the Cutting Edge of Change

When does a Boss Transform into a Leader?

Question: “How many managers does it take to become a leader?” Answer: “Only one, so long as the manager can give up subordinates to gain followers.” Here in lies the trap of management versus leadership. It really is easier to have people who work for you where you can set the game plan and the schedule. When your.. read more →

Leadership means “Staying Awake”

The havoc of Storm Sandy has three levels. First, getting through the wind, rain, and snow that barreled down; next, riding the roller coaster of emotions in the days and weeks that follow; finally, addressing the long term implications of what lies in store as “the new normal”. Right now we are in phase two:.. read more →

Leadership and the need to tell all

The best leaders are those who know how to sparse out information so it is really utilized effectively. They are NOT like Arnold Schwarzenegger needing to defend, explain and justify who they are and why they do what they do to the point of nausea. Now, I am not taking sides politically yet, I do.. read more →

What do you do when you are ignored?

Did you ever sit in a restaurant and wonder if you had a snake on your head, or maybe a bird’s nest, or a mouse, or if your face had turned bright blue? You sit there and question why the server is taking so long to get to your table. It looks like everyone else.. read more →

Leadership Training: Work is NOT a Rehab Facility

When you have a lazy employee, one who has excuses for everything, who acts like a victim when you point out work not done that needs to be done and all they do is make excuses; then what? I am asked all the time in my coaching sessions, “When do you finally let someone go”?.. read more →

Leadership Development: What To Do With a Crappy Attitude

I walked away from her desk and felt my blood pressure rise with every breath. I knew she was full of it…call “it” what you want…baloney, bull$*&$, and any other word that comes to mind when you KNOW someone is just plain not telling the truth. I had asked her to give me a report.. read more →

Leadership Styles and Making Change

Ellen’s Story When I talked with Ellen last fall, she hated her job, her boss, her co-workers, her drive time, her office. Got the picture? She played the blame game better than anyone I had ever met. Life and problems were always “out there”. Then she called me to say she had been laid off.. read more →

Leadership, Honesty and Rosie O’Donnell

I was taken with Rosie O’Donnell as she answered Pierce Morgan’s questions on CNN last Tuesday night. If honesty is a key leadership trait and leadership development programs are geared to help emerging leaders “talk truth”, this would be an excellent training video. Rosie talked about the trauma of her mother’s death when she was.. read more →

Will You Still Love Me?

Resolutions so often turn to dust as old, deeply ingrained patterns fight for center stage. Think about all the changes you want to make as this New Year turns two days old. Have you even kept you resolutions through the first day of the month? Here is what I teach and help those who go.. read more →

Blowing in the Wind: When Will We Ever Learn?

When we will ever learn that we are meant to be agents of truth and if we slip and fall, at least be accountable for our actions? read more →