On the Cutting Edge of Change

Better than the Super Bowl

We finished the GUTSY WOMEN WEEKEND early enough for everyone to get to their Super Bowl parties with plenty of time. The gals could then take what they learned about male and female brain differences right into real life. Perfect place to observe!   Who made sure the dip and chip trays were full? Who.. read more →

Creativity and Leadership

Here is a guest blog by one of our wonderful facilitators, Frank Walsh. He is an engineer, as well as a man of intuition and this blog shows how he uses both sides of his brain!!  Enjoy! Imagine a work environment without trust. Think about that for a moment. Trust is the foundation of all.. read more →

Innovate or DIE!!

Last week when I took a walk through an airplane, from front to back and back to front I started to count the number of iPads people were using. My unofficial survey was that they outnumbered computers by at least 2:1. In just a short time, we have all adopted new, easier ways of carrying.. read more →

Leadership Styles and Making Change

Ellen’s Story When I talked with Ellen last fall, she hated her job, her boss, her co-workers, her drive time, her office. Got the picture? She played the blame game better than anyone I had ever met. Life and problems were always “out there”. Then she called me to say she had been laid off.. read more →

Leadership Development: Moments that Make a Difference

Yesterday I commented on a blog about the extreme religious right in Israel. I mentioned a defining moment when my daughter Mikayla, then sixteen, was spat upon by a very “pious” young man as we were waiting for a bus in Jerusalem. The Huffington Post blog I commented on was well written and told the.. read more →

Being “Right” Can Be Toxic

The following blog is stunning in its clarity. It is sad that we have way too many who are still so determined to see through such narrow perspectives. Exploiting the Memory of Child Holocaust Victims Is Obscene – By Menachem Rosensaft, Professor of law and son of Holocaust survivors Read the blog and then check.. read more →

Leadership and “To Tell the Truth”

Yesterday, I was working with an excellent leadership team for the day. I have been an executive coach supporting the CEO of this company for several years, actually more than several, for four years. We hold a leadership day as needed. Here is what became super evident, as we plowed into looking for the next.. read more →

Leadership, Honesty and Rosie O’Donnell

I was taken with Rosie O’Donnell as she answered Pierce Morgan’s questions on CNN last Tuesday night. If honesty is a key leadership trait and leadership development programs are geared to help emerging leaders “talk truth”, this would be an excellent training video. Rosie talked about the trauma of her mother’s death when she was.. read more →

Golden Globes, Ricky Gervais and What’s Funny about Drinking?

I am always thinking about what an hour or two means as the clock ticks the days and years away. I don’t want to waste time! So, spending a few hours watching The Golden Globes last night, I counted away many wasted minutes. However, I kept watching and waiting. What was I waiting for; something.. read more →

Can Bullying be Passive Aggressive?

She smiled sweetly and said she understood what was needed for the product in her territory to sell better. She wrote down what was said in the sales meeting. She had a list of places to call and people to meet. Yet nothing happened. Her boss had stomach aches and sleepless nights. He would fall.. read more →