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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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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

We Are Our History

We Are Our History There is a desire to know our roots to get grounded in our “belonging.” And there is so much strength in that – and a little bit of trepidation because you never know what you will find when you digging for information. But our stren …Read More

Calling Out, Cancelling and Consequences

Calling Out, Cancelling and Consequences We have entered an era of calling out and canceling those who exhibit behavior that is deemed unacceptable. And sometimes, doing those two things is all that we can do. But if the point is to change behavior and …Read More

It’s Love Week – Show Yourself Some Love

It’s Love Week – Show Yourself Some Love It’s LOVE week on The Rutledge Perspective and I want us to think about showing ourselves some love. For those who are single and struggling with isolation, see what you can do to turn that energy into self-care …Read More

Pick Your Battles – Preserve Your Energy

Pick Your Battles – Preserve Your Energy Not every situation deserves a response. Not every fight is yours to engage in. BUT, it is important to recognize that silence can be interpreted as consent and there are consequences – good and bad – to enterin …Read More