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April 25, 2018

Classroom Candor

I’ve written about the natural candor of children and how, over time, it seems to recede or become stifled. Although I discuss it in relation to recovering more candor in our workplace and careers, it seems a struggle…

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April 17, 2018

Profiles in Candor – Dr. Ben Barres on Gender Bias

Dr. Ben Barres was one of the world’s leading neurobiologists whose work led to groundbreaking discoveries regarding degenerative brain disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Barres died in December from pancreatic cancer. He left a legacy of remarkable scientific…

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March 27, 2018

It’s Not All Sunshine and Roses

I hear a lot of upbeat talk while coaching CEOs and other leaders. We ask leaders to inspire and keep all stakeholders engaged, and understandably, they want to emphasize the good news that makes them and their teams…

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March 9, 2018

Profiles In Candor – Kevin Love On Mental Health

This past week, NBA Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love shared something profoundly personal with the world in his post called, Everyone Is Going Through Something. (Click here to read his post.) Love’s post was a brilliant display of…

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February 26, 2018

Profiles in Candor – CarLotz Co-Founder and CEO Michael Bor on the Importance of Trust

Recently, I had the great opportunity to interview Michael Bor, CEO and one of three co-founders of CarLotz. Frustrated with the used-car selling and buying experience, Bor, along with fellow Harvard MBA grads Will Boland and Aaron Montgomery,…

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February 12, 2018

Candor Counters Strategic Ignorance

Call it strategic ignorance or information aversion or fake news – it’s our tendency to push aside facts that counter our feelings or desires. Recently, National Public Radio’s (NPR) social science correspondent Shankar Vedantam and NPR Morning Edition…

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January 26, 2018

Dr. ML King, Jr. – Profiles in Candor

In honor of his birthday, and to launch a new series in 2018, we begin this year with a profile in candor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Recently, I rediscovered the overwhelmingly profound letter Dr. King wrote…

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January 16, 2018

Candor and a Tech Revolution

Sometimes candor is how we change the narrative. Take for example the Rise of the Rest Seed Fund from DC-based investment firm Revolution. In a December 2017 Forbes article, “A Bevy Of Billionaires Join Steve Case’s $150 Million…

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December 20, 2017

Listening For (And Is) the Perfect Gift

Perhaps the best gift ever is less about how much you spend or how hip your idea is and is entirely about how well you listen.