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Hey, What’s In It For Me, Too?

This is an important time to compare and contrast the rich and famous and ask ourselves if they are really so different from the rest of us. I think not! I think that the self-serving, the narcissistic, the “because they can” crowd is getting slammed fast... read more

Can Conflict Really Be Good for the Workplace?

Why do so many of us cringe in the face of conflict? It’s because the little kid part of us that looked up at those giants in our world (that means any adult) and knew they were big and we were small, and they would win and we would lose when it came to decision... read more

Can Leaders Cry?

I ask you, whose fault is it that I could never give my boss what he wants? I ask you, is it fair that I am just packing up from a very long day and it is now 11pm and he calls and asks, nicely mind you, if I will get him some information that will take, oh maybe... read more

How Dumb Can Tim Armstrong Be

How many apologies does a CEO get to make before he or she is sent out to pasture? In the case of Tim Armstrong, it seems that two major gaffs (I am sure there are many more behind closed doors) should be enough. Tim is such a fabulous example of looking at his job... read more

3 Things to Avoid When Giving Feedback

It’s always a sticky situation when you have to give or get negative feedback and this is just not a topic always covered in business school. It really is about understanding how to manage people relationship systems. Here are some guidelines for giving feedback so... read more

Man of the Year

How would you rate the chances for this marriage to last even a year? This is funny yet, sadly still true. As I have talked with women who have read my book “GUTSY: How Women Leaders Make Change” many have told me that they still have the superwoman complex and will... read more

Leadership Lessons: Ask…. Don’t Tell

Danielle was known as a splitter. She constantly complained about several of her colleagues to anyone who would listen, including the woman who dusted the offices and emptied the wastebaskets. It was finally time for her to face the music. She was creating a toxic... read more

Gentle Leadership: Thank You Pete Seeger

How do you measure the weight of a human life? What really matters? That is the key question for all of us. What really matters? Pete Seeger is an example of what the words decent and dedicated look like in action. This man was truly leadership in action. As I was... read more

Tomorrow’s Leaders are Artists

There is a revolution under way that cannot be stopped.Axelle Tessandier says it better than I have seen in a long time. Please take the time to read and digest it. Alain de Botton recently tweeted something that really hit home: “So normal to want a better... read more

Where’s Your Daddy Justin Bieber?

Everyone is tackling the dilemma of a nineteen year old megastar. Where are his “handlers?” the media asks. There are lawyers and psychologists and star gazers all giving their input. Bieber is a business commodity and lots of moolah is in this franchise and everyone... read more

Leading Starts at Home

A survey published in USA TODAY talks about the incredible drop in respect in schools. A Harris Poll finds that fewer adults believe that teachers respect parents and students, and the other way round. One of the questions asked if students respected teachers and... read more

All leadership is like cross country hiking (in the northeast cross country skiing!) You will find some easy spots to glide through and some snags that will make you wonder why you didn’t just stay home today. Here are 4 important ideas to keep in mind as you... read more

Leadership Lessons: How Fast Does a Tree Grow?

The answer is “little by little.” So what does that have to do with leadership development and management training? Think of it this way. In our fast paced world we want success and we want it NOW. And yet, we are not wired to make great things happen in one fell... read more

Excuse Me Chris Christie, You Did Not Know What???

This whole mess in New Jersey is a perfect example of one of the major patterns I talk about in my book “Don’t Bring It to Work,” THE DENIER. Right from my book: “Deniers pretend that problems and uncomfortable situations don’t exist. They refuse to heed warnings that... read more

Being GUTSY means Flying High

  Gabrielle Giffords will mark the Tucson shooting anniversary by skydiving! What a way to begin a new year. Hard to believe that it was just three years ago when a very disturbed young man took aim at then Congresswoman Giffords in a senseless shooting that took... read more

Feeding the Wolf of Wall Street

I just watched an hour interview with Jordan Belfast. It was like watching a short Tony Robbins do his thing. Although Jordan had time in jail to think about his behavior and Tony has stayed on the straight and narrow, what they said was just about the same. It was... read more

Leadership Lessons: We ALL Go Home For The Holidays

The test of leadership this week is not in your work organization; it is when you are faced with the patterns you learned in your original organization, the family. The time between Christmas and the New Year is filled with memories that are almost always tinged with... 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... read more
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