On the Cutting Edge of Change

Call YOUR MOTHER…… or NOT!!!!

Hey , Mother’s Day is over. That was last Sunday. So you can check that one off the list. Flowers, brunch or a phone call or e-card and the day was done. BUT the relationship remains. No, you cannot just check family off the “to do” list and forget about it. The behaviors that you learned long.. read more →

Pattern Interruption in the Workplace

So you are frustrated with your direct reports. You can’t seem to get to the bottom of their gossiping and slacking off at work. You have talked to each one separately and no one is willing to say what is really going on. Pattern Interrupt is the way to go. Normally you call together a team and ask “what.. read more →

Small Change for Leadership Development

Yesterday I suggested doing one thing differently in your morning ritual on your way to work, whether in a car or walking to your home office. Next is a fun small change that can make a huge amount of difference in relationships. Think about how you normally greet people either at the office or on the phone or even with.. read more →

COMMON DESTRUCTIVE PATTERNS IN THE WORKPLACE

There are two kinds of people in the world; those who think there are two kinds of people, and those who know it’s not that simple. -Anonymous How do you prevent habits and patterns from continuing to thwart your career success? How do you gain more freedom to reach your highest potential both at work and at home? Patterns.. read more →

Extraordinary Boss as Truth Teller

Did you ever think it is better to tell just a little white lie rather than have someone be upset with you? We all have at one time or another. Then there is the opposite extreme where the truth is told in anger with judgment, blame and attack. Not pretty! What a gift to have a boss who is not afraid.. read more →

Extraordinary Bosses as Mentors

Think about what it feels like when someone listens to you. I meanreally listens. They do not interrupt. They do not look like they are planning where to go to dinner or what they have to say to someone once you finally shut up. They are there with you. What a great feeling. Often you end.. read more →

Extraordinary Bosses as Explorers

“What if” is a great way to find the newest and best way to sell a product. “What if” is how the best and the brightest get things done in a unique way. Are you an explorer? Are you willing to stand at the edge of the cliff and find a way to get across that has.. read more →

The Extraordinary Humor or Extraordinary Bosses

You know what a “groaner” is? It is what you do when someone in a meeting tells a very bad joke at a very inappropriate moment. Everyone rolls their eyes and it takes time to get back to the issue at hand. Did you ever wonder why the “clown” did not read the group and keep his or her mouth.. read more →

Extraordinary Bosses and Extraordinary Insight

Did you ever have a boss who was or is a bully? Someone who always tells you what you are doing wrong and blaming you when the situation has some thorns around the roses that prick and draw blood? These are not what I mean by extraordinary. They are, sadly, a dime a dozen. And these persecutor, bully bosses often have one.. read more →

Extraordinary Bosses and Extraordinary Work Cultures

Who are the employees who drive most bosses crazy? They are … ta da…. The rebels. Rebels are those who always find something wrong at work and want to gather the troops to take their case to HR. And if HR does not respond, well, there is always a hungry lawyer lurking in the corners who is ready to go at.. read more →