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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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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ENCORE EPISODE – You Need Some GRACE in Your HUSTLE This week, I’m giving myself a little grace by giving myself permission to pause. And this episode just so happens to tie into this week’s radio show on grace, forgiveness, and love. Enjoy! Not everyo …Read More

Seize The Exceptional

Seize The Exceptional Change is difficult. It’s difficult because we get comfortable with the familiar. That doesn’t mean the familiar is good, the familiar is just familiar. We know what to expect so we know how to respond. But to get to the exception …Read More

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 …Read More

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 …Read More

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 …Read More

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