Tell the Truth George Washington

I asked a school teacher friend of mine if they still teach the George Washington “Cherry Tree” story to elementary kids. She said “sometimes yes and sometimes no”. “Why not all the time”, I questioned. “Just because of that word you used…only if we find the time. We...

Can Bullying be Passive Aggressive?

She smiled sweetly and said she understood what was needed for the product in her territory to sell better. She wrote down what was said in the sales meeting. She had a list of places to call and people to meet. Yet nothing happened. Her boss had stomach aches and...

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...

Five Things that Contribute to Workplace Negativity

  This guest blog is contributed by Marlene Chism, a professional speaker, trainer and the author of Stop Workplace Drama, (Wiley 2011). Marlene has master’s degree in HR development and she works with leaders who want to run their office with no complaints, no...

Leadership Strategies: Is “Change is Commin’” True?

Had a meeting in Manhattan and stayed to see “Memphis”. It was a rocking good show, worth the time and the money. The Tony award musical is set in the blandest of times, the 1950’s. Actually, I stand corrected. It was not bland at all. It was, however, a time when...