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April 23, 2019

Profiles in Candor: Tony Bennett

Tony Bennett led the UVA men’s basketball team to win the NCAA Championship. Tony’s excellence in coaching this sport is proven and outstanding. But winning at that level takes so much more than knowledge of the sport and…

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April 9, 2019

It’s Baseball Season – Let’s Play Ball!

Spring has officially arrived and with it, my favorite sport – baseball! Beyond its status as our nation’s favorite pastime, there’s something about baseball that resonates deeply with me… and I believe it’s candor. One of my favorite…

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March 26, 2019

Profiles in Candor: Governor Hughes

Former Maryland Governor Harry Hughes passed away at 92 earlier this month.  I had the honor of meeting Gov. Hughes through a friendship with his daughter, though most who are familiar with him know his political career. Elected…

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March 19, 2019

Travelzoo Makes Female Leadership a Priority and It Pays Off

Travelzoo, a global Internet company that publishes and promotes deals from more than 2,000 travel, entertainment and local businesses such as restaurants and spas, self-reports it remains the only U.S. listed company with a board of directors that…

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February 25, 2019

Profiles in Candor: Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton – famous for her music, her enhanced curves and her over-the-top country girl persona – may seem like an unlikely feature for a business blog on candor. Yet I find her to be authentic and inspiring.…

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February 13, 2019

Kindness Matters

In an Inc.com article titled “Science Says Kindness Can Make You a Better Leader,” journalist Todd Nordstrom makes a case for kindness. He lays out statistics to show that kindness is not only proven to increase personal happiness,…

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January 29, 2019

Profiles in Candor: Mo Fathelbab

I have had the great pleasure of hearing Mo Fathelbab speak twice, most recently at the Gazelles ScaleUp Summit at the end of 2018. Following that event, I reached out to Mo for a one-on-one conversation on his…

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January 21, 2019

The Value of Perspective

CBS 60 Minutes recently aired a feature on architect Chris Downey, who was left suddenly and completely blind following brain surgery to remove a tumor. While many people – architects or not – would consider this both devastating…

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December 18, 2018

Recovery Friendly – A Fresh Perspective on Hiring

I have written before that one of the significant differences between good management and great leadership is how we develop our people. Great leaders see a whole person, not just the well-trained employee; they value people for their…