On the Cutting Edge of Change

Why Can’t We All Just Get Along?

Knowledge of human relationships no longer belongs only to the psychology crowd. It belongs to all of us. Every leader or emerging leader in today’s workplace needs to look below the surface and answer the age old question when someone shoots himself in the foot “Why did he just do what he did?” We need.. read more →

Leadership impact; the rest of the story

Remember the three teams who were competing for an extra paid vacation day? They were figuring out how to get each team of ten over a patterned floor covering of circles and squares. Once they had the pattern figured out, they began to lead the entire team to the Promised Land. Yet, somewhere around the.. read more →

Leadership journey to organizational change

Once you start on the change management path the journey is filled with contradictions and complications. Remember, forewarned is forearmed. We all know that “Time is Money” and the fastest one out of the starting gate wins. Right? Not so fast. There is a natural tendency to want things to stay the same that shows.. 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 →

OUCH: When the Truth Hurts

Remember the kids chant “sticks and stones can break my bones but words will never hurt me”. Not true! Words can be more powerful than any blunt objects and the newest research in neuropsychology indicates that the images and memories of harsh language can cause us to shrivel into a ball of protection long after.. read more →

Honoring ADELE: How Do You Weigh a Voice?

Today’s forecast: the skinny celebrity image is changing. Tomorrow’s forecast: healthy, real people in healthy, real bodies are the new trend. Maybe, just maybe, there is a new superhero that will give little girls and young women the hope of health, inside and out; the image of positive power, personal and professional. Watching the Grammy.. read more →

Creativity and Leadership

Here is a guest blog by one of our wonderful facilitators, Frank Walsh. He is an engineer, as well as a man of intuition and this blog shows how he uses both sides of his brain!!  Enjoy! Imagine a work environment without trust. Think about that for a moment. Trust is the foundation of all.. read more →

Leadership and “To Tell the Truth”

Yesterday, I was working with an excellent leadership team for the day. I have been an executive coach supporting the CEO of this company for several years, actually more than several, for four years. We hold a leadership day as needed. Here is what became super evident, as we plowed into looking for the next.. read more →

Ready, Aim, Excel

Today is the launch of Ready, Aim, Excel, a new book  by great leadership educators and I am thrilled to have a chapter included. I believe that everyone on a leadership track, everyone in leadership development, everyone who is a student of leadership will benefit from reading the short, concise interviews from a group of.. read more →

New Leadership Language for the New Women Leaders

The following is real substantial food for thought. I’d love to hear from you what are the words that drive you crazy and sound really nasty when talking about the opposite gender. I would like to compile a list and see how many of us feel discounted by words that hurt, words that burn. I’ll.. read more →