On the Cutting Edge of Change

The Tiger and the Truth

  Lots of buzz about Tiger Woods and a party girl is coming to the surface after the car crash on Thanksgiving. What does it mean to you and to me? Does it really matter if he is having an affair? Does it matter that he won’t talk to the police? Does it matter that.. read more →

Leadership Development and Ethical Capitalism

I’m on a roll with wanting to understand economics differently. I must admit, I gave up counting in third grade, never liked numbers, and preferred the messy world of emotions to the precision of math.   However, as I research the impact of money on our lives for my new e-book (soon to be ready.. read more →

When We Help

I asked folks to send in stories about those who have helped them personally or who they have encountered who make a difference. Here is a powerful one from Katherine Matson who is a participant in our “Total Leadership Connections Program“. Katherine is a skilled technology expert who spent years at IBM. She is also.. read more →

Leadership Strategies: Preventing Burnout

Every leadership development program should have a module on burnout; how to avoid it and what to do when yikes, too late, it’s right there in front of you. Burnout is one of the leading causes of conflict in the workplace. When you are exhausted even the softest squeaky wheel will set your teeth on.. read more →

Is threatening people really a good idea?

I was watching an “expert” talk about how to get a team motivated. His question was “Is threatening people a good idea”? In less than the two minute YouTube response his answer was basically “yes, that if people are not living up to our expectations we need to confront them and tell them what is.. read more →

Anger at Work

I just found a note I wrote when I was putting the information together for my book “Don’t Bring It to Work”. It was a simple statement, “Anger at work and at home costs a lot of money”. I began to think about all the arguments I have had, at least the BIG ones that.. read more →

Communication, Communication, Communication

I was in a discussion with a colleague about the key drivers for leadership success and what core elements in leadership development would make the greatest long term difference. Think about it for a minute; what would you say is the #1 factor for success. I want to underline, long term success. What does it.. read more →

Are Women Really So Unhappy?

Last week there was an article in BNET discussing why women are so unhappy. Many good points were covered; yet, that is not what I want to write about today. I have been fascinated by the number (almost 150) by count on Sunday of responses to this article. Most of the reactions were from women,.. read more →

Obama and Deep Thinking

What does it mean for the world that President Obama is receiving the Nobel Peace prize? Maybe, just maybe it means we are in a turn the corner place for deeper thinking. Maybe, just maybe, we can find ways to care about each other rather than continue to set up polarizing, frozen perspectives. My curiosity.. read more →

Leadership and Group Power

As I explore the essence of leadership I hear a similar thought from many of my colleagues that goes like this “Too much retread, too much superficial same old same old”. So when new ideas that make us really think come along I want to share them with the world. Thus, the video of David.. read more →