On the Cutting Edge of Change

Leadership and the need to tell all

The best leaders are those who know how to sparse out information so it is really utilized effectively. They are NOT like Arnold Schwarzenegger needing to defend, explain and justify who they are and why they do what they do to the point of nausea. Now, I am not taking sides politically yet, I do.. read more →

Women Leaders: We Do NOT have More Time to be Silent

Rachel Carson who wrote a book of major importance “The Silent Spring” was a GUTSY woman who spoke out about the level of toxins in our world 50 years ago. Those numbers are higher and the risk more deadly. Someone recently commented that with all the toxins in the world we are living longer so.. read more →

Rush Limbaugh Being Told to “SHUT UP”

Maybe, just maybe the era of anything goes is ending. Maybe, just maybe the guy with the loud mouth and no couth will be put out to pasture. It’s about time.   I have listened to Mr. Limbaugh, on occasion, to understand his appeal. I have always turned him off with a sense of deep.. read more →

Tell the Truth George Washington

I asked a school teacher friend of mine if they still teach the George Washington “Cherry Tree” story to elementary kids. She said “sometimes yes and sometimes no”. “Why not all the time”, I questioned. “Just because of that word you used…only if we find the time. We move at such a fast pace that.. read more →

Being “Right” Can Be Toxic

The following blog is stunning in its clarity. It is sad that we have way too many who are still so determined to see through such narrow perspectives. Exploiting the Memory of Child Holocaust Victims Is Obscene – By Menachem Rosensaft, Professor of law and son of Holocaust survivors Read the blog and then check.. read more →

Leadership, Vision, and Determination

The State of the Union speech last night has stirred up quite the chatter. I must admit, I am a bit jaded about listening to rhetoric and empty promises. However, last night was just a tad different. What made the difference? It was Gabrielle Gifford looking beautiful and strong. What an inspiration to all of.. read more →

How Old is Old Enough?

Last night I watched a film that is still haunting me. There is so much trash out there and so little that I can recommend to those in our Total Leadership Connections program that shows how family, culture, and crises impact us over time. This one is riveting.   In its gentle, yet dramatic story.. read more →

Leadership Alert: We Have A Pattern Spill!!!

  In “Don’t Bring It to Work” I discuss the 13 behavior patterns that follow us from our original organization, the family into our work organization.   The BIG, I mean BIG question is “Why do we keep doing the same things over and over and over and over and over“?   The even BIGGER.. read more →

Cultural Sensitivity

  As I was writing my Elegant Leadership blog about the poor choice of language from Michael Steele, of the Republican Party, I was reminded of a powerful scenario from a Leadership in Action program I led years ago.   There was a group of 24 business people from various organizations who gathered together for.. read more →

Relationship Complexities at Work, Home, and in the Bedroom

The ripples of interactions from birth to adulthood affect each and every on of us. Those lasting results are good, and bad! read more →