On the Cutting Edge of Change

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 →

The Ethics of Giving and Getting

Many of you know who Brendon Burchard is. Some say he is a young Tony Robbins. He says lots of great things in front of groups and talks in an ethical and clear manner. It sure looks like he has made a ton of money. In fact he often talks about how he became a.. read more →

How to Get a New Job: Become a Detective

Kenneth L. Johnson, President of East Coast Executives (ECE) has some great ideas for all of you looking for what is next work wise. He has been mentoring executives as well as inner city young people on what it takes to get going and get a job. Now, December is not a prime month for.. read more →

Leadership Development: How to Get the Best Deal

Who needs Black Friday when we have the best “twofer” on the planet this year! Having a special Thanksgiving and Hanukkah all rolled into one give reason to sing and be creative. We have all been waiting 70,000 years for this day to light the turkey menorah! Thanks to the creative team for the video.. read more →

Leadership Development and Thanks Giving

While almost every blog will be geared to thankfulness, and appreciation in the next few days there is another focus that really takes the cake. GIVING! What does giving look like, sound like, feel like in these days of over the top sales please to “buy my stuff” from the internet, television, radio and every.. read more →

Leadership Lessons: Stepping on Toes to the Goal Line

Did you ever wonder what the guys playing football feel like once the game is over? Doesn’t matter if they win or lose…. they are aching and tired. They also, so I have been told, have some definite feelings about the ways they were pushed to the ground. When someone did not play fair it.. read more →