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Women Leaders: GET GUTSY or GUTSIER

There are abundant programs for women and many of them are cook book recipes. If you are making dinner that may work but for down and dirty tips and techniques for leadership in the 21st century we need to go deeper. Oh I know many of you are thinking, I’ve tried all... read more

FREEDOM for the FOURTH

What does real freedom look like? It means being real, being who you are and not being afraid to express yourself in a healthy, positive way. Let’s celebrate FREEDOM this year in a new and powerful way. Let’s give each other the nod of approval that we can just... read more

Take the Best Route from Management to Leadership

“How does a manager become a leader?” you ask. This is one of the most important questions in all of business. What the work world needs today are more leaders who can take charge in a strategic way and help everyone in the company have a “go for it and grow from it”... read more

Leadership and Hidden Sources of Conflict

One day at a senior staff meeting Michael expressed strong doubts of George’s idea to acquire another company. Michael and George started to raise their voices, much to the surprise of the rest of the management team. Michael was so angry he was physically shaking; he... read more

Leadership and Accepting “The JOURNEY”

Everyone says “it’s the journey not the destination” especially when situations are tough. Leadership development means accepting this as a core belief when climbing the mountain of career success. Did you ever meet a leader who does not have a story of falling and... read more

Leadership Lessons: Daring + Caring = Sharing

My new book, the one I am writing as you read this, is about women becoming more daring, men more caring and together all of us more sharing. It is the new way for men and women to relate and work together, at home, in the office, everywhere! Do you want to be part of... read more

Leadership Lessons: The Agony of Being Typecast

Imagine this really ugly situation. The YOU who is always strong and competent, can always dance with dilemmas, and loves to embrace complexities, passes out from exhaustion and overwork. YOU always have the answers. YOU are the one your staff comes to knowing that... read more

Patterns, Habits and Leadership Development

Do you work? Actually I mean do you have a job? If your answer is yes keep reading if not, well keep reading anyway. You never know when this type of information will be helpful. Think about what you do in the morning after you brush your teeth, shower and do all the... read more

Call YOUR MOTHER…… or NOT!!!!

Hey , Mother’s Day is over. That was last Sunday. So you can check that one off the list. Flowers, brunch or a phone call or e-card and the day was done. BUT the relationship remains. No, you cannot just check family off the “to do” list and forget about it. The... read more

Pattern Interruption in the Workplace

So you are frustrated with your direct reports. You can’t seem to get to the bottom of their gossiping and slacking off at work. You have talked to each one separately and no one is willing to say what is really going on. Pattern Interrupt is the way to go. Normally... read more

Small Change for Leadership Development

Yesterday I suggested doing one thing differently in your morning ritual on your way to work, whether in a car or walking to your home office. Next is a fun small change that can make a huge amount of difference in relationships. Think about how you normally greet... read more

COMMON DESTRUCTIVE PATTERNS IN THE WORKPLACE

There are two kinds of people in the world; those who think there are two kinds of people, and those who know it’s not that simple. -Anonymous How do you prevent habits and patterns from continuing to thwart your career success? How do you gain more freedom to reach... read more

Extraordinary Boss as Truth Teller

Did you ever think it is better to tell just a little white lie rather than have someone be upset with you? We all have at one time or another. Then there is the opposite extreme where the truth is told in anger with judgment, blame and attack. Not pretty! What a gift... read more

Extraordinary Bosses as Mentors

Think about what it feels like when someone listens to you. I meanreally listens. They do not interrupt. They do not look like they are planning where to go to dinner or what they have to say to someone once you finally shut up. They are there with you. What a great... read more

Extraordinary Bosses as Explorers

“What if” is a great way to find the newest and best way to sell a product. “What if” is how the best and the brightest get things done in a unique way. Are you an explorer? Are you willing to stand at the edge of the cliff and find a way to get across that has never... read more

The Extraordinary Humor or Extraordinary Bosses

You know what a “groaner” is? It is what you do when someone in a meeting tells a very bad joke at a very inappropriate moment. Everyone rolls their eyes and it takes time to get back to the issue at hand. Did you ever wonder why the “clown” did not read the group and... read more

Extraordinary Bosses and Extraordinary Insight

Did you ever have a boss who was or is a bully? Someone who always tells you what you are doing wrong and blaming you when the situation has some thorns around the roses that prick and draw blood? These are not what I mean by extraordinary. They are, sadly, a dime a... read more

Extraordinary Bosses and Extraordinary Work Cultures

Who are the employees who drive most bosses crazy? They are … ta da…. The rebels. Rebels are those who always find something wrong at work and want to gather the troops to take their case to HR. And if HR does not respond, well, there is always a hungry lawyer lurking... read more

Extraordinary Bosses and Extraordinary Employees

Bosses who really take their craft to the highest levels are those whose beliefs and actions scream out “EXTRAORDINARY” day after day after day. It is one thing to believe in being a great boss, it is another to put those beliefs into action. During this week I will... read more

Change: The Only Game in Town

Erica works for a company that is always changing and it makes her crazy. “Why can’t things just stay the same? Why is there always something that has to be done differently? What is wrong with the way it is now? I want to do my job one way, every day. Instead,... read more

Time To Grow Up

Mike just had his performance review and while his boss said all the right words the translation was “GROW UP.” Mike is in his late 30’s and has two kids, a wife, mortgage and a sleek car. They go on several vacations a year. Mike buys everyone great gifts. He is good... read more
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