On the Cutting Edge of Change

Time To Grow Up

Mike just had his performance review and while his boss said all the right words the translation was “GROW UP.” Mike is in his late 30’s and has two kids, a wife, mortgage and a sleek car. They go on.. read more →

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 →

Business Alert

One of my coaching clients informed me his in-laws just moved in to live with them while the dad is recuperating from heart surgery. I asked how he was coping and his cryptic response was “I spend a way more.. 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 →

How Dumb Can Tim Armstrong Be

How many apologies does a CEO get to make before he or she is sent out to pasture? In the case of Tim Armstrong, it seems that two major gaffs (I am sure there are many more behind closed doors) should be enough... 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.. read more →

Leadership, Parents, and Patterns

I was struck by the wonderful challenges that Marilyn Hewson’s mother gave her as a youngster. In the business world we call these “stretch goals.” Rarely are they done when we are kids, often fear of not being able to complete the task gets in the way... read more →

Leadership and Conflict

Sylvia Lafair PhD, What are Patterns (VIDEO) What is the underlying cause of conflict? Not easy to answer. However, all conflict that is big, awful and noisy has to do with underlying stress. Even genie’s who fly out of bottles.. read more →

Leadership Lessons: Get OUT of Meeting Hell

Ever leave a staff meeting and say “That was a waste of time?” Hey, if you have always loved every meeting you have attended you are either lying or brain dead. Even meetings that are really good or somewhat good.. read more →

Leaders who Tell Stories Win

I just finished weekend learning about the art of storytelling from a master. Look, I always pride myself on being a great storyteller. After all, the pattern of drama queen (or king) transforms into an excellent storyteller. And believe me I grew up doing drama.. read more →