On the Cutting Edge of Change

Hey, What’s In It For Me, Too?

This is an important time to compare and contrast the rich and famous and ask ourselves if they are really so different from the rest of us. I think not! I think that the self-serving, the narcissistic, the “because they can” crowd is getting slammed fast and hard right now because we are no longer willing to.. 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 Lessons: The Memories We Make

During these last few weeks of the year take the time to look back and remember. What are the highs and the lows from 2013? What did you do or not do to make this year spectacular? This week is the best time to reconnect, rewind your mind, and redo anything that is out of.. read more →

The Ethics of Giving and Getting

Many of you know who Brendon Burchard is. Some say he is a young Tony Robbins. He says lots of great things in front of groups and talks in an ethical and clear manner. It sure looks like he has made a ton of money. In fact he often talks about how he became a.. 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 →

Splitters and Pot Stirrers at Work

They make noise with their silence. They smile like the Cheshire cat. They tell you one thing and someone else gets another version. Most of the time they feel offendedand will never say anything directly to the person, no, they just tell everyone else. Splitters and pot stirrers are the most difficult people to work with. They seem logical and reasonable... read more →

Leadership and the Author William Faulkner

As I prepare for our 57th Total Leadership Connections Program, I am still haunted by many of the personal stories of those in this award winning leadership program. I am also reminded of the powerful quote from William Faulkner: “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” We need leaders in business, politics, non-profits, the.. read more →

Leadership and joy

The holiday season is laden with words like, happy, merry, wonderful, and on and on. I was thinking about the word JOY and how it manifests in our lives. What does it mean when someone brings you joy? How does it feel to be joyous? Joy is often a bit of a surprise. You can’t.. read more →

5 Ways to have a perfect Christmas every day of the year

You know the songs;” it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas” and you feel that warm, fun feeling spread through your body, even though it is a rainy day in December. Or maybe “Frosty the Snowman” runs through your mind and you hear the laughter and rustle of opening those special gifts on Christmas.. read more →

Leadership and kindness

Are you tired from all the bully boss blogs? Tired of all the negativity and “gotcha game” complaints that go from co-worker to co-worker? Do you play in the CYA arena and get stocked with all the gossip at work? The month of December is the most gossipy month of the year. Office parties often.. read more →