Welcome to The Rutledge Perspective Podcast where we help you get out of your rut or talk you back off the ledge. Surviving corporate America any career choice, for that matter, is not easy, but it is doable with the right tools and insights. Using my expertise in human resources and consulting, I have curated content to address challenges that arise in the career and leadership space. We will discuss topics like knowing who is really in your corner, having the courage to speak out when something just isn’t right, investing in your own development with or without corporate sponsorship, choosing your words carefully and many other topics. I will also interview some interesting regular people who have made it through successfully. Life is way too amazing to be stuck in confusion and misery! Subscribe to the podcast, give us a rating, send me some comments (I really do use them for the development and improvement of content). Thank you for listening!

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Just One Thing

Just One Thing Just pick one thing. Just one! It is so easy to get overwhelmed with all the things on our to do list. But just pick one. The same goes for your teams. When there are too many objectives, none of them gets the necessary attention for suc …

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CrossFit Leadership Yay or Nay

CrossFit Leadership Yay or Nay Does more, harder, faster always equal better? That was my question when I read an article about “CrossFit” Leadership style that is showing up in business. To be sure, there is much to be learned from how one prepares in …

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Messages and Mindset

Messages and Mindset You gotta read this book! But you need to be ready. David Goggins is non-judgmental, but he is also crystal clear about personal accountability in the quest for excellence and achievement. Words matter. Mindset matters. Clarity mat …

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Stop, Start, Continue

Stop, Start, Continue When it is really noisy, it is important to get simple to get clear. Often, we are subjected to these elaborate processes to determine our strategies and goals. But that is just form over substance. It is really quite simple: What …Read More

Clarity in the Chaos

Clarity in the Chaos It is not easy to wade through the chaos if your mind isn’t clear. In order to lead others and manage your own style, you have to be clear on who you are, where you are, what you want, and what you need to get there. Once you do th …Read More

The Key is Great Communication

The Key is Great Communication At the root of unmet expectations is a failure to communicate clearly. Communication requires the desire and the willingness to listen and understand the other person’s perspective. It is also a willingness to modify word …Read More

Pivot Or Purpose

Pivot Or Purpose Is making a pivot a requirement? Or can we methodically evaluate and then decide? I would argue that it’s the latter. The “pivot” has become the action of choice lately, but that negates the fact that initial action and direction were …Read More

No Expectations

No Expectations Those from whom nothing is expected cannot disappoint abundantly. This statement blew my mind. Why? Because it spoke simply and clearly to the FREEDOM that can be had when no one expects anything from us. Of course, the freedom to do no …Read More

Learning from Discipline ROCKS!

Learning from Discipline ROCKS! Being disciplined really can suck. But it doesn’t have to if we change our perspective from what we are “supposed” to do to what we learn from whatever we are doing. Then we take that learning to inform our actions to ge …Read More

Your Gifts Have Value

Your Gifts Have Value You have spent lots of resources preparing yourself to deliver – time, money, energy. Blood, sweat, tears. And yet, it is awkward or seems out of integrity to ask someone to invest in or with you. Why? Because what’s missing is th …Read More

Inspiration Is A Gift

Inspiration Is A Gift You never know who is watching! We often inspire people from afar – without ever even knowing it. And we are inspired by people whose stories we hear but who we never meet. What we forget to do sometimes is figure out how to inspi …Read More

Fighting ABOUT vs Fighting FOR Something

Fighting ABOUT vs Fighting FOR Something I’ve reached a point in my life where I am selective about how and where and on whom I spend my energy. That includes deciding what I’m willing to go to battle over. But the deeper question that comes to mind is …Read More

Codeswitching – The Struggle is Real

Codeswitching – The Struggle is Real Codeswitching from a social interaction perspective is a real phenomenon for those who are deemed as “other.” The need to manipulate language or attitude or the need to emulate behavior that is seen as more “success …Read More