On the Cutting Edge of Change

Leadership means “Staying Awake”

The havoc of Storm Sandy has three levels. First, getting through the wind, rain, and snow that barreled down; next, riding the roller coaster of emotions in the days and weeks that follow; finally, addressing the long term implications of what lies in store as “the new normal”. Right now we are in phase two:.. read more →

Leadership Training: Work is NOT a Rehab Facility

When you have a lazy employee, one who has excuses for everything, who acts like a victim when you point out work not done that needs to be done and all they do is make excuses; then what? I am asked all the time in my coaching sessions, “When do you finally let someone go”?.. 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 →

Leadership Strategies: Is “Change is Commin’” True?

Had a meeting in Manhattan and stayed to see “Memphis”. It was a rocking good show, worth the time and the money. The Tony award musical is set in the blandest of times, the 1950’s. Actually, I stand corrected. It was not bland at all. It was, however, a time when conflicts and dissentions were.. read more →

Leadership and Change: Ready on a Moment’s Notice

  I must really be getting old! I remember when tornadoes were only meant to happen in Kansas. In past years most of us watched “The Wizard of Oz” and went along with Dorothy on her journey, yet it was just a story, right?   While tornadoes indicate sudden change and danger they were “out.. 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 →

From Victim to Explorer

  Lots of folks are taking the PatternAware quiz and beginning to look more deeply at the ingrained behaviors that are keeping them from living a full and fun life.   As your workplace relationship expert it is my delight to give tips and techniques to help you begin making changes that will turn these.. read more →

Playing OUT Patterns

Sandra Bullock and Jesse  James have put Tiger and the other philanderers on the back page. Soon their story will be replaced by another couple that can’t make it (i.e. the relationship) work. Image by John Griffiths via Flickr   Why are so many people obsessed with what happens when a partner derails and is.. read more →