On the Cutting Edge of Change

Leadership, Violence, and Vigilance: Ray Rice, Roger Goodell, and the NFL

Remember where you were on September 11, 2001? Now, 13 years later can you answer this question: how did it change the way you see the world? For many it activated fear to a new level, for others the desire to crush the enemy, whoever they are. For some, it was the beginning of thinking about.. read more →

Are Men Happier People?

I have been preparing for my GUTSY WOMEN Google Hangout that will take place on Thursday September 11th. One area that so many of you have asked me to cover is how men and women differ and who is really happier. My conclusion is that yes, in some aspects, men truly are happier. And I.. read more →

Corporate Team Building: How to Use Exercise at Work

Newest research, hot off the press is that we live longer by standing and walking around. So many of us are chained to computers and sit, sit, sit all day long. More stand up desks are being sold and even ones that are attached to a tread mill. Everyone knows being thin and rich is.. read more →

Sailing the 7 C’s of Leadership

We just experienced an incredible team meeting at an off-site at our retreat center, The Country Place. Participants are all achievers of excellence, so when I suggested that they would get a grade of “C” they became very argumentative. “Wait, wait” I cautioned, and “I will explain…” These leaders have all been willing to look at how a.. 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 →

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 →

Give and Get: Cool Team Training

In these fast moving times, it is super important to learn about how relationships work and that “we really are all connected and no one wins unless we all do”.  Team building can add another important component to your work setting. We recently completed a “BUILD and GIVE” program with a client group. In two.. read more →

Leadership Development: Breaking the Mold with Giants and Glee

  San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy refers to his team, now getting ready for the World Series as a “bunch of misfits.” Huh? They played super ball in their series against the Phillies. Misfits?   Switch to Glee, the hit TV show that is capturing the minds and hearts of our nation; the story.. read more →

Leadership Dilemmas:Does One Person Really Make A Difference?

  Leadership in the 21st century is truly a team activity. It really does take a group of committed people to make positive change happen. So team collaboration is the best way forward.   On the other hand, each individual contributor must be seen in his or her own right as the one and only.. read more →

Upset About Office Politics

  Yesterday I received a call from a man who sounded super angry and incredibly tired. He said he was ready to close his very fiscally sound family carpet business because he could not stand the fighting anymore.   “Who are you fighting with? I asked. “Oh, not me, I stay out of the fray,.. read more →