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September 18, 2018

The Light of Truth

I spent time exploring the National Museum of African American History and Culture earlier this month and was struck by the brilliance of candor in history and about history that continues to have profound impact and relevance to…

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August 29, 2018

Profiles In Candor: Senator John McCain

With the passing of Sen. John McCain, our nation is mourning the loss of a war hero and patriot who served in public office for more than three decades. Reports are filled with stories of his heroism and…

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August 16, 2018

Maternal Mortality in the First World

The United States is the only industrialized country where the rate of maternal deaths has increased, not decreased, and we are ranked 46th in the world for maternal mortality, falling behind countries like Saudi Arabia and Kazakhstan. (CBS…

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July 20, 2018

Rescue In Thailand: Crisis Leadership

The world was captivated by the rescue of the boys’ soccer team in Thailand. Against all reasonable odds, search and rescue teams were able to locate the 13 missing, provide them with life-saving oxygen, food and water, and…

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July 13, 2018

Profiles In Candor – Congressman and Presidential Candidate John Delaney

Friend and US Representative John Delaney (D-MD) believes the solution to our nation’s most troubling political challenges are rooted in candor. In his newly-released book, The Right Answer: How We Can Unify Our Divided Nation, Delaney shares his…

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June 27, 2018

UMFS: Disrupting the Status Quo

UMFS, a Virginia human services nonprofit agency, recently had one of those ah-ha moments that literally changes everything. Since its inception as an orphanage in the early 1900s, UMFS has been dedicated to serving high-risk children and families…

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June 13, 2018

Profiles In Candor – Excellence Guru Tom Peters

Tom Peters, known as the excellence guru and author of In Search of Excellence, speaks more directly than most. He doesn’t mince words and prefers everyday language over flowery terms. His delivery is relatable, easily understood and often…

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May 29, 2018

Four Key Takeaways for Better Leadership from the Gazelles ScaleUp Summit

I’ve just returned from the Gazelles ScaleUp Summit in New Orleans, and I was blown away by the insights from the authors, educators, experts, and business leaders who presented. As I reflect on the content and moments that…

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May 17, 2018

Profiles in Candor – Warren Buffett

In his recent annual letter to shareholders, Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, wrote with his typical matter-of-fact, homespun way of addressing big topics. Candor is a habit for Buffett, and his leadership in reporting annual…