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 →

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 →

OUT OF THE LOOP

The internet is a buzz with Oscar talk and I can only say “uh huh” and “oh my”. You see, I missed the Oscars last night. Now as a leadership development coach I love to keep up with all the latest that is going on. After all, knowing who wore what and who said what.. read more →

Honoring ADELE: How Do You Weigh a Voice?

Today’s forecast: the skinny celebrity image is changing. Tomorrow’s forecast: healthy, real people in healthy, real bodies are the new trend. Maybe, just maybe, there is a new superhero that will give little girls and young women the hope of health, inside and out; the image of positive power, personal and professional. Watching the Grammy.. read more →

Better than the Super Bowl

We finished the GUTSY WOMEN WEEKEND early enough for everyone to get to their Super Bowl parties with plenty of time. The gals could then take what they learned about male and female brain differences right into real life. Perfect place to observe!   Who made sure the dip and chip trays were full? Who.. 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 →

Leadership, Honesty and Rosie O’Donnell

I was taken with Rosie O’Donnell as she answered Pierce Morgan’s questions on CNN last Tuesday night. If honesty is a key leadership trait and leadership development programs are geared to help emerging leaders “talk truth”, this would be an excellent training video. Rosie talked about the trauma of her mother’s death when she was.. read more →

Golden Globes, Ricky Gervais and What’s Funny about Drinking?

I am always thinking about what an hour or two means as the clock ticks the days and years away. I don’t want to waste time! So, spending a few hours watching The Golden Globes last night, I counted away many wasted minutes. However, I kept watching and waiting. What was I waiting for; something.. read more →

Leadership Strategies: Better to Make Headlines or Make a Difference?

  Last week the buzz about Jon Gosselin participating in our Total Leadership Connections program was over the top. The fact that I am presently outlining a yet to be names book with him drew lots of attention.   Jon and I talked about what the pull is to check out his every move. I became.. read more →

What Do Coaches Coach?

  This past week has been fascinating in terms of learning how the media works. It is not so much having something written about me, that has been done and it is always fun to see a book review about “Don’t Bring It to Work” or an article like the one in The Wall Street.. read more →