About Mary Rauchenstein
Shaping Tomorrow’s Leaders Today
Mary Rauchenstein is a certified John Maxwell speaker, trainer and coach! And she’s ready to help you transform your workplace. At Leadership Edge Solutions, we start with the end in mind. Through targeted inquiry, Mary helps you identify quite simply, what’s happening and what should be happening. Solutions are customized for your needs, whether it’s a series of thought-leading sessions, seminars, individual or team coaching or a special project!
Got the Summertime Blues?
Why put it off? No time like the present!
Change takes time
Don’t lose your momentum over the summer by lulling yourself into a lengthy professional nap. Instead of taking a hiatus, use this time to breakthrough to a fabulous autumn! Let go of old habits that are no longer serving your needs or make way for new ones.
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Leadership is a verb, not a noun!
Millennials now outnumber Gen X and Baby Boomers in the workplace. And as more and more Baby Boomers retire, Gen X and the Millennial generations will vie for long awaited leadership positions. But, as John Maxwell states, Leadership is a verb, not a noun! Leadership is not a position that you aspire to, but rather a choice that you make about how you will influence others. And it’s a skill that needs to be honed.
A new book about bullying
“Right of Passage”
Over the years, bullying has been rationalized as “kids being kids.” Victims are forgotten or dismissed, and bullies are not held accountable. Bullying is no rite of passage that anyone should endure. In this book, I challenge readers to take responsibility to join a revolution. Great tool for Youth Pastors, Educators and Leaders of all kinds!
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A Word from our Clients
“Prepare to be Inspired”
Leaders committed to their own development as well as the success of their organizations, should attend Mary’s sessions and prepared to be inspired.
Bob M. / Director of Human Resources
Connection is Key
As human beings, we are naturally social creatures. We crave connection! However, too many of us miss genuine opportunities to connect. We may be thinking about what we want to say, or otherwise be distracted. One of the keys to really connecting with others is attentive listening! We’ve all sat through that training session where we were told hearing … Continue reading “Connection is Key”Read more
Normandy’s Leadership Legacy
I couldn’t help but tear up watching the coverage celebrating the 75th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy which ultimately changed our world, for the better. These brave veterans taught us many lessons in leadership that are still worth consideration, today. Extraordinary leaders… Know that leadership is messy – not for the faint of heart … Continue reading “Normandy’s Leadership Legacy”Read more
What Your Recruiting Practices Say About Your Brand
A brand’s reputation is everything. What many don’t think about is that your team members are the most visible ambassadors of your brand. As an example, your Talent Management or Recruiting function is an outward-facing department. These professionals spend much of their time crafting job postings and managing the recruiting process from receipt of … Continue reading “What Your Recruiting Practices Say About Your Brand”Read more
Act As If
One of my favorite quotes is from the late Dr. Wayne Dyer, “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” You may recall a similar quote by Henry Ford, “Whether you think you can or can’t, you’re right.” This week, in a conversation with a dear friend, I … Continue reading “Act As If”Read more
Choose Your Destiny
This week I had the joy of speaking with a prospective client in the Gulf Standard Time Zone, a half a world away. In preparation for the call, I did a little research about this country, their culture, business etiquette and more. I wanted to be respectful in every way that I could and not … Continue reading “Choose Your Destiny”Read more
Bullied No More
My heart is heavy as I’ve learned that bullying was at the root of the violent fight that claimed the life of a 5th grader in a South Carolina school. The victim’s mother, as I understand, complained that her daughter was being bullied for more than a year, and now her daughter “has her angel … Continue reading “Bullied No More”Read more
Are You Curious Enough?
In the past month, all the technology in my office and my home changed. In theory, it should have been a smooth transition, but it wasn’t. However, through the process I tried to remain curious. Technology is changing and I don’t want to become a dinosaur who refuses to learn new things. What I learned … Continue reading “Are You Curious Enough?”Read more
Fill Your Own Tank
Unless you’re driving a Tesla, you know what would happen if you failed to fill your gas tank. Donald O. Clifton and Tom Rath suggested in the short read, How Full is Your Bucket, that we each have an emotional bank account which requires regular fill-ups. We can rely on others to fill our emotional bank account … Continue reading “Fill Your Own Tank”Read more
What Do You Need to Break Through?
As a leadership coach, it’s rather ironic how we are often challenged to practice what we preach. A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of filling in at the last minute for a breakout speaker at a World Language Educators annual conference. I was very familiar with the location of the hotel, parking etc. I … Continue reading “What Do You Need to Break Through?”Read more
Bullying – Rite of Passage?
My first book will be published in just about one month! Exciting, right? Yes, and no. I chose to write this book to help shine a light on a very important topic; to help kids (and families) see that suicide and taking other’s lives is not a necessary outcome of being bullied. It was by … Continue reading “Bullying – Rite of Passage?”Read more
Build any Bridges Lately?
What could happen if we chose…Read more
How’s Your Vision?
As we begin the promise of a New Year, we might benefit from a vision test. No, I’m not talking about reading an eyechart of sorts. This is a much more challenging test.Read more