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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Persistence is a Game Changer

Persistence is a Game Changer Persistence is a superpower. In the madness of making things happen, we often focus on our resilience and consistency, but we rarely talk about how our persistence serves as a foundation for achievement. For in the persist …

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Leadership is About Solutions

Leadership is About Solutions We seem to have it all wrong! Leadership is not about the ANSWERS. Leadership is about PROVIDING SOLUTIONS. Too often we get caught up in the standard process or the “we’ve always done it that way.” We fail to pause, liste …

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Don’t Push. Just Pause.

Don’t Push. Just Pause. Sometimes pushing is the wrong thing to do. It can lead to injury. It can lead to the diminishing returns. It can lead to burn out, frustration, anxiety. While we need to exercise our resilience, that resilience is often grounde …

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Grounded in Appreciation

Grounded in Appreciation How often to you pause to appreciate everything you have done to get to where you are? How often do you say “thank you” to YOU for your grit and resilience? As we move through this gratitude month, take some time to show apprec …Read More

Interview with Jacqueline Wales

Interview with Jacqueline Wales Fear does not have to be debilitating. In fact, fear can be a driver in moving you forward. JacquelineWales has spent her career studying human behavior and the impact fear has on success. She knows thatfearlessness is n …Read More

Clarify the Caution. Subdue the Fear.

Clarify the Caution. Subdue the Fear. Fear in and of itself is not bad. It keeps us on our toes. But, when taken to an extreme, it can prevent us from moving forward. Tapping into caution as a bellwether for action is a way to move forward with awarene …Read More

A Magnificent Mess

A Magnificent Mess It’s been a “messy brain” kind of month already. But this show is all about “perspective” so we are finding the power in the mess. The reality is that sometimes what we feel is messy is what makes us really good at what we do. It’s o …Read More

Presence or Power

Presence or Power Is being “influential” enough to cause systemic change? You can increase your influence by increasing your presence and being seen everywhere. BUT does mere presence carry enough power to create sustainable change? According to Rashad …Read More

Earning a Living AND Serving Others

Earning a Living AND Serving Others Our guest this week has found a way to successfully earn a living AND serve others at the same time. Author, TV Show Creator and Songwriter Lisa Caprelli left a thriving marketing business to follow her passion and f …Read More

Good Intentions. Bad Impact.

Good Intentions. Bad Impact. What we intend isn’t always what happens. But what with do with that unexpected outcome is what matters. If we justify or explain, we ignore or negate how our actions have impacted others and we have a hard time processing …Read More

Is It Proper Planning or Paranoia?

Is It Proper Planning or Paranoia? Sometimes we can plan ourselves right into failure. Why? Because we get so caught up in making sure the plan is perfect and all-encompassing that we have a hard time letting go. Instead of giving ourselves the grace o …Read More

Moving Forward When Bad Things Happen

Moving Forward When Bad Things Happen Surviving trauma is something most of us, if not all of us, unfortunately have to learn. This week’s guest talks about not only surviving, but thriving, after bad things happen. Based in the UK, Claudine Charles sh …Read More

Hi! My Name is EMOTION. What’s Yours?

Hi! My Name is EMOTION. What’s Yours? Having and showing emotion is not a bad thing. Emotions are a part of being human. It is only when those emotions lead us to feelings of constant persecution that they become a challenge. Not every “no” is a judgme …Read More

Brave Beginnings with guest Kyndra Crump

Brave Beginnings with guest Kyndra Crump Sometimes the bravest thing we can do when we’re taking those first steps in our journey is to keep going. Kyndra Crump, a comedian and instagram show host is getting ready to head back to college to pursue anot …Read More

Get Still So You Can Hear

Get Still So You Can Hear The thing about being “busy” is it keeps you from being still. And if you are never still, you can’t hear the message you really need to hear. The busyness can keep us in action and in frustration because we are busy and activ …Read More