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Rush Limbaugh Being Told to “SHUT UP”

Maybe, just maybe the era of anything goes is ending. Maybe, just maybe the guy with the loud mouth and no couth will be put out to pasture. It’s about time.   I have listened to Mr. Limbaugh, on occasion, to understand his appeal. I have always turned him off... read more

Leadership Training: Work is NOT a Rehab Facility

When you have a lazy employee, one who has excuses for everything, who acts like a victim when you point out work not done that needs to be done and all they do is make excuses; then what? I am asked all the time in my coaching sessions, “When do you finally let... read more

OUT OF THE LOOP

The internet is a buzz with Oscar talk and I can only say “uh huh” and “oh my”. You see, I missed the Oscars last night. Now as a leadership development coach I love to keep up with all the latest that is going on. After all, knowing who wore what and who said what... read more

OUCH: When the Truth Hurts

Remember the kids chant “sticks and stones can break my bones but words will never hurt me”. Not true! Words can be more powerful than any blunt objects and the newest research in neuropsychology indicates that the images and memories of harsh language can cause us to... read more

Tell the Truth George Washington

I asked a school teacher friend of mine if they still teach the George Washington “Cherry Tree” story to elementary kids. She said “sometimes yes and sometimes no”. “Why not all the time”, I questioned. “Just because of that word you used…only if we find the time. We... read more

Patterns and Food and YOU

My dear friend Nancy Pennebaker gave me an amazing book I would like to share with all of you. “Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual” by Michael Pollan should be sitting where everyone in your family old enough to read can get their hands on it. Listen, we all know what is... read more

GUTSY Leadership: Butterflies in Your Belly

When I met Livia Genova-Pagano at an eWomen’s networking event in suburban Philadelphia I was struck by her strong and assured presence. I saw the word GUTSY written in the middle of her forehead. When we talked I saw how perfectly positioned she was for life to take... read more

Honoring ADELE: How Do You Weigh a Voice?

Today’s forecast: the skinny celebrity image is changing. Tomorrow’s forecast: healthy, real people in healthy, real bodies are the new trend. Maybe, just maybe, there is a new superhero that will give little girls and young women the hope of health, inside and out;... read more

An Early Valentine

When we think Valentine’s Day, we think lovers and chocolate and red hearts and sumptuous dinners. This blog is a great reminder of another early love, that between parents and children. While not everyone was as lucky as Ned Brody to have a mother of power and... read more

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... 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... 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,... 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... 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... read more

Leadership, Vision, and Determination

The State of the Union speech last night has stirred up quite the chatter. I must admit, I am a bit jaded about listening to rhetoric and empty promises. However, last night was just a tad different. What made the difference? It was Gabrielle Gifford looking beautiful... read more

Leadership Development: Money and Success

Tickets to the theater production of “How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying” are very expensive. When I asked why this retread of a play was so costly, I was told it was because Daniel Radcliffe of Harry Potter fame was one of the lead characters. I began... 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... 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... read more

Ready, Aim, Excel

Today is the launch of Ready, Aim, Excel, a new book  by great leadership educators and I am thrilled to have a chapter included. I believe that everyone on a leadership track, everyone in leadership development, everyone who is a student of leadership will benefit... read more
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