Passion and Your Profession

Recently I read an article written by a successful dermatologist who finally returned to her “passion” in life. It seems that she’d been an avid hiker before medical school, and even after establishing her practice, the demands of her family and patients took precedence over something she’d enjoyed doing when she was younger. To be […]


How to Hire: Part II

As we discussed in a previous blog, the hiring process can be harrowing for many leaders. Pressure is on to find the “perfect fit” for the Corporate Family—and there is often a looming fear that you might miss the best candidate in the frenzy of trying to fill an open position. If you recall our […]

By Rebecca Wilke | LEADing Edge Topics

How to Hire: Part I

One of the most difficult decisions any leader makes is determining which candidate, sometimes from among dozens, should be hired for a position. After all, what happens if you select an individual who ends up to be the wrong fit for your Corporate Family and then miss adding “the one” who might have worked out […]

By Rebecca Wilke | LEADing Edge Topics

Leadership Lessons from Guantanamo Bay

When we received an email asking if the LEADon team would be willing to visit Guantanamo Bay to teach leadership lessons  with the troops stationed there, our initial reaction came in the form of two questions: What could ordinary civilians like us possibly have to say to highly-trained military personnel? That was followed promptly by: […]

By Rebecca Wilke | LEADing Edge Topics

Corporate Parenting

There’s an interesting dynamic in every organization across the globe: Corporate Parenting. And while few business graduate programs study this aspect of management and leadership, at LEADon we contend that those who guide your company ought to operate as parents to your Corporate Family. In our book, Corporate Family Matters, we break down the roles […]


Gilded Age Guilt

Several blogs ago, I mentioned a visit to Newport, Rhode Island that provided an interesting perspective on leadership—past and present. Along the glistening shoreline of the Atlantic, a heritage of U.S. history remains preserved for future generations to enjoy. In addition to viewing mansions like The Breakers, Marble House, and Beechwood, I also gained two […]


The “Big 3” of Leadership Development

Some time ago, word got back to the LEADon team that someone had pulled an employee of one of our clients aside and warned her about the mentor to whom she had been assigned. “If you work with that consultant,” the anonymous person advised, “you’ll get fired!” The funny thing is, this employee wasn’t fired. […]


More Fun, More Often

Did you know there is growing evidence that having a playful work environment increases the creativity of your employees? Perhaps that’s why companies like Google, LinkedIn, and Whole Foods are embracing a new business philosophy that includes more fun in their corporate culture. For decades the image of “corporate” has trended toward suit and tie […]



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