On the Cutting Edge of Change

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 →

Call YOUR MOTHER…… or NOT!!!!

Hey , Mother’s Day is over. That was last Sunday. So you can check that one off the list. Flowers, brunch or a phone call or e-card and the day was done. BUT the relationship remains. No, you cannot just check family off the “to do” list and forget about it. The behaviors that you learned long.. read more →

Small Change for Leadership Development

Yesterday I suggested doing one thing differently in your morning ritual on your way to work, whether in a car or walking to your home office. Next is a fun small change that can make a huge amount of difference in relationships. Think about how you normally greet people either at the office or on the phone or even with.. read more →

The 5 Telltale Signs of an Employee in Distress

When should you intervene in a work/personal issue or should you? How much should you ask about a team member’s personal problem? How can you find the balance of what to ask or not ask and what are the telltale signs to watch for? Have you ever watched a really good employee begin to slide down a slippery slope of.. read more →

Can Conflict Really Be Good for the Workplace?

Why do so many of us cringe in the face of conflict? It’s because the little kid part of us that looked up at those giants in our world (that means any adult) and knew they were big and we were small, and they would win and we would lose when it came to decision making, makes.. read more →

Leadership Development: How “Different” becomes “Unique”

A butterfly flitting around a business convention caught my eye and held me transfixed. Everything else at this winter meeting was brown, grey, dark blue and black, except for that orange and yellow swirl of color. I was getting ready to start the workshop based on my book “GUTSY: How Women Leaders Make Change,” and.. read more →

Leadership Development: How to Get the Best Deal

Who needs Black Friday when we have the best “twofer” on the planet this year! Having a special Thanksgiving and Hanukkah all rolled into one give reason to sing and be creative. We have all been waiting 70,000 years for this day to light the turkey menorah! Thanks to the creative team for the video.. read more →

Leadership Development and Thanks Giving

While almost every blog will be geared to thankfulness, and appreciation in the next few days there is another focus that really takes the cake. GIVING! What does giving look like, sound like, feel like in these days of over the top sales please to “buy my stuff” from the internet, television, radio and every.. read more →

No Conflict in MY Workplace

Do you know anyone who has a perfect life? Perfect wife (or husband)? Perfect children? Perfect business and perfect employees? It makes me gag just to write this. Yesterday Jeffrey called to tell me “YOU WERE RIGHT!” Now granted I love to be right and even more love to be told I am right. However,.. read more →