On the Cutting Edge of Change

Overcome Barriers for Change

  The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win.” – Sir Roger Bannister. On May 6, 1954, approximately three thousand spectators gathered at Iffley Road Track in Oxford, England, where winds up to.. read more →

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.. 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.. 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,.. read more →

Leadership Lessons: Take “Difference” out of Diversity

HUH? You say. Diversity is difference. What else is there? Diversity management means having a rainbow culture with lots of people from different races, gender, ages, and ways of thinking and being. Isn’t that what diversity is all about? NOT QUITE... read more →

Gentle Leadership: Thank You Pete Seeger

How do you measure the weight of a human life? What really matters? That is the key question for all of us. What really matters? Pete Seeger is an example of what the words decent and dedicated look like in action... read more →

Tomorrow’s Leaders are Artists

There is a revolution under way that cannot be stopped.Axelle Tessandier says it better than I have seen in a long time. Please take the time to read and digest it. Alain de Botton recently tweeted something that really hit home:.. read more →

All leadership is like cross country hiking (in the northeast cross country skiing!) You will find some easy spots to glide through and some snags that will make you wonder why you didn’t just stay home today. Here are 4 important.. read more →

Leadership Lessons: What Women Want in Their Leaders

Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis would scratch his head and ask “What do women want?” That seems to be the question every man asks at one point or another in their lives. Well, women want LOTS of things. Most.. read more →

Leadership Lessons: How Fast Does a Tree Grow?

The answer is “little by little.” So what does that have to do with leadership development and management training? Think of it this way. In our fast paced world we want success and we want it NOW. And yet, we are not wired.. read more →