On the Cutting Edge of Change

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 →

No Conflict in MY Workplace

Do you know anyone who has a perfect life? Perfect wife (or husband)? Perfect children? Perfect business and perfect employees? It makes me gag just to write this. Yesterday Jeffrey called to tell me “YOU WERE RIGHT!” Now granted I love to be right and even more love to be told I am right. However,.. read more →

Leadership and Watching the Sun Come Up

There is little Annie, “the orphan singing her heart out about tomorrow being better than today.” You know when she belts out “The sun will come up tomorrow, bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow there will be Well, that is a good bet right now. Although with all the awful stuff about “Fukushima”, global warming.. read more →

Splitters and Pot Stirrers at Work

They make noise with their silence. They smile like the Cheshire cat. They tell you one thing and someone else gets another version. Most of the time they feel offendedand will never say anything directly to the person, no, they just tell everyone else. Splitters and pot stirrers are the most difficult people to work with. They seem logical and reasonable... read more →

Hey GUTSY LEADERS See YOUR Strengths

Our last GUTSY WOMEN WEEKEND program of the year is coming soon. The program is for women who want to make an impact and stand up to be heard. Leadership is demanding and disciplined and GUTSYgives you the way OUT of the darkness of despair and disgust when situations simply go astray. Take Karen for example. She was recently promoted to President.. read more →

Leadership and the Author William Faulkner

As I prepare for our 57th Total Leadership Connections Program, I am still haunted by many of the personal stories of those in this award winning leadership program. I am also reminded of the powerful quote from William Faulkner: “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” We need leaders in business, politics, non-profits, the.. read more →