“Clarity of purpose and speaking up about what will make the difference in our communities and businesses is critical. Uncommon Candor inspires us to keep giving the gift of straight talk – for ourselves and others.”—MARIO MORINO, author of Leap of Reason and founder, Venture Philanthropy Partners
Consider the value in being right versus being effective. Is being right or winning the argument worth it at all costs? Or, is there greater potential for success for everyone if we are more focused on effective communication.
Buffett’s Circle of Competence
Buffett’s steadfastness to working within a place of clear knowledge and basing decisions on facts allows him to benefit from what he calls “emotional stability” – a confident, steady resolve in making critical decisions.
It’s Halftime – 3 Ways to Win
Remember the important opportunity a halftime re-grouping provides. If you’re winning, take advantage of that momentum and push harder. If you’re not, you have another half of the year to recover and change the outcome. Rebuild the enthusiasm and fight for a strong finish.
Leaders, Moms, and Turning Out Ok
Bob Chapman, chairman and CEO of Barry-Wehmiller and author of Everybody Matters, says that if we’re going create positive change in this world we need to move from me-centric management to we-centric leadership. Chapman spoke to a room…
Are We Smarter Than the Experts?
While knowledge is power, and it’s more accessible than ever, it seems we’re using our passing knowledge to overrule experts.
Prince Harry’s Candor on Mental Health
May is designated as Mental Health Month in an effort to open dialogue about the struggles with and treatment for mental illness. Demonstrating remarkable leadership in this is an unlikely hero – Britain’s Prince Harry. In an outstanding…
Ugh, United Airlines, Really?
Thanks to United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz, we are reminded yet again of the wrong way to communicate during a crisis. By now, after watching leader after leader make these same mistakes, I feel like we should know…
Evolving Into Irrationalism
Does it seem like people are deeply rooted in their opinions these days? On topics across the spectrum, people have made their decision and they’re sticking to it. Having strong convictions isn’t necessarily a bad thing. However, the…
Truth In Advertising – A Girl Scout’s Law
Author, salesman and motivational speaker Zig Ziglar said, “If people like you, they’ll listen to you, but if they trust you, they’ll do business with you.” Leave it to an 11-year old Girl Scout to prove him right.…