On the Cutting Edge of Change

Tomorrow’s Leaders are Artists

There is a revolution under way that cannot be stopped.Axelle Tessandier says it better than I have seen in a long time. Please take the time to read and digest it. Alain de Botton recently tweeted something that really hit home: “So normal to want a better life: so unusual to set out to be a.. read more →

Where’s Your Daddy Justin Bieber?

Everyone is tackling the dilemma of a nineteen year old megastar. Where are his “handlers?” the media asks. There are lawyers and psychologists and star gazers all giving their input. Bieber is a business commodity and lots of moolah is in this franchise and everyone around him is worried. Except maybe his Father! Look, I am a.. read more →

Leading Starts at Home

A survey published in USA TODAY talks about the incredible drop in respect in schools. A Harris Poll finds that fewer adults believe that teachers respect parents and students, and the other way round. One of the questions asked if students respected teachers and the drop in respect is astounding from 79% to 31%. I HAVE SEEN THIS FIRST HAND AS I WORK.. read more →

All leadership is like cross country hiking (in the northeast cross country skiing!) You will find some easy spots to glide through and some snags that will make you wonder why you didn’t just stay home today. Here are 4 important ideas to keep in mind as you make your way from here to there: 1. Stay.. read more →

Leadership Lessons: What Women Want in Their Leaders

Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis would scratch his head and ask “What do women want?” That seems to be the question every man asks at one point or another in their lives. Well, women want LOTS of things. Most assuredly, women want to be listened to and acknowledged. And guess what so do men!.. read more →

Leadership Lessons: How Fast Does a Tree Grow?

The answer is “little by little.” So what does that have to do with leadership development and management training? Think of it this way. In our fast paced world we want success and we want it NOW. And yet, we are not wired to make great things happen in one fell swoop. NOPE. We are built to improve little.. read more →

Excuse Me Chris Christie, You Did Not Know What???

This whole mess in New Jersey is a perfect example of one of the major patterns I talk about in my book “Don’t Bring It to Work,” THE DENIER. Right from my book: “Deniers pretend that problems and uncomfortable situations don’t exist. They refuse to heed warnings that might upset the status quo, and keep.. read more →

Being GUTSY means Flying High

  Gabrielle Giffords will mark the Tucson shooting anniversary by skydiving! What a way to begin a new year. Hard to believe that it was just three years ago when a very disturbed young man took aim at then Congresswoman Giffords in a senseless shooting that took the lives of six and wounded thirteen including Gabby Giffords who.. read more →

Feeding the Wolf of Wall Street

I just watched an hour interview with Jordan Belfast. It was like watching a short Tony Robbins do his thing. Although Jordan had time in jail to think about his behavior and Tony has stayed on the straight and narrow, what they said was just about the same. It was NLP in a motivational package... read more →

Leadership Lessons: We ALL Go Home For The Holidays

The test of leadership this week is not in your work organization; it is when you are faced with the patterns you learned in your original organization, the family. The time between Christmas and the New Year is filled with memories that are almost always tinged with things sad, bitter, confusing, funny, depressing, as well.. read more →