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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

Leadership Lessons: The Memories We Make

During these last few weeks of the year take the time to look back and remember. What are the highs and the lows from 2013? What did you do or not do to make this year spectacular? This week is the best time to reconnect, rewind your mind, and redo anything that is... read more

Leadership Lessons: How to Speak Truth to Power

In my last GUTSY WOMEN’S WEEKEND Program just about every one of the 20 women stated they have real difficulty standing strong and speaking up to their bosses. Those in the program who are the bosses said they are frustrated when no one comes to tell them the truth... read more

So What Is It About Friday the 13th???

Do you have “friggatriskaidekaphobia”? You are not alone. Henry Ford would not do business on Friday the 13th and Franklin, Delano Roosevelt avoided travel. Where did the fear of this day start? What caused us to fear the number 13? There are lots of reasons from... read more

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... 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... 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... 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... read more
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