On the Cutting Edge of Change

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 →

Leadership Development: How “Different” becomes “Unique”

A butterfly flitting around a business convention caught my eye and held me transfixed. Everything else at this winter meeting was brown, grey, dark blue and black, except for that orange and yellow swirl of color. I was getting ready to start the workshop based on my book “GUTSY: How Women Leaders Make Change,” and.. read more →

Leaders: How to Get from Giving

“I wish the goodwill from the holiday season would last past January 2.” Sarah said to me with a frustrated laugh. “You know that things will just go back to the way they were at work with power fights and back-stabbing and bully comments.” added David. “Why is it so hard to get along? Why.. read more →

Leadership Lessons: The Memories We Make

During these last few weeks of the year take the time to look back and remember. What are the highs and the lows from 2013? What did you do or not do to make this year spectacular? This week is the best time to reconnect, rewind your mind, and redo anything that is out of.. read more →

Leadership Lessons: How to Speak Truth to Power

In my last GUTSY WOMEN’S WEEKEND Program just about every one of the 20 women stated they have real difficulty standing strong and speaking up to their bosses. Those in the program who are the bosses said they are frustrated when no one comes to tell them the truth and they end up hearing it.. read more →

So What Is It About Friday the 13th???

Do you have “friggatriskaidekaphobia”? You are not alone. Henry Ford would not do business on Friday the 13th and Franklin, Delano Roosevelt avoided travel. Where did the fear of this day start? What caused us to fear the number 13? There are lots of reasons from ancient texts to more modern times that cause us.. read more →