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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You Ain’t Dead Yet!

You Ain’t Dead Yet! Here’s the bottom line: if you wake up another day, you have another opportunity to pursue the thing you are pursuing. Sometimes, things go away or a dream dies. But sometimes, they’re just hibernating and recovering from some harsh …

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What’s Your Vibe?

What’s Your Vibe? They say “your vibe attracts your tribe.” But do we ever think about how our behaviors not only impact, but can create the culture of our organization, team, and relationships? People listen to what you say, but they believe what you …

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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

There Is ALWAYS Something to Learn

There Is ALWAYS Something to Learn Surrendering to the flow INCLUDES surrendering the ego that prevents us from asking for help. Somehow, we have grown into the habit that the more you have accomplished, the less you have to learn. We have learned that …Read More

You Need Some GRACE in Your HUSTLE

You Need Some GRACE in Your HUSTLE Not everyone’s “hustle” is the same; yet we measure ourselves by what others are doing. But we need to give ourselves grace. Grace to have a minute. Grace to have doubts. Grace to move forward. And, as leaders, when w …Read More