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May 28, 2013

How Candor Makes You “Like”able

When we refer to candor, we focus a lot on interpersonal communication. Yet, candor also has great relevance to external communications, including online and social media. Dave Kerpen, co-founder and CEO of Likeable Media, advises Verizon and a…

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May 8, 2013

Jason Collins – Undeniable Candor

Last week, NBA’s Jason Collins of the Washington Wizards made headlines by becoming the first professional male athlete in a major sport to publicly announce that he is gay.  “I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m…

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April 24, 2013

Candor, Tiger Woods and The Game of Golf

No doubt you’ve heard the controversy about Tiger Woods and the Masters. While some demanded he disqualify himself for violating a rule he should have known (but didn’t intentionally break), others remind us that had it not been…

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April 10, 2013

Being Truthful With Ourselves

Are we facing our individual circumstances with openness and clarity? Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and author of the recently published Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead, addresses the unique challenges women face in achieving…

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March 26, 2013

Sonia Sotomayor – Candor Leads to the Supreme Court

What if candor had the power to move one’s career from already-pretty-great to truly extraordinary? United States Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has achieved what most would say is unbelievable. Statistically speaking, the chance of becoming one of…

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March 13, 2013

Too Much Politeness in Philanthropy?

What if a lack of candor isn’t just holding your organization back, but has far greater impact within our communities?  Consider this – nonprofits, in their quest for more grants and major gifts, and with gratitude for any…

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February 27, 2013

Direct With Respect

So, how are the forthright conversations going? Often we have the best intentions, yet we have not practiced new methods of engaging others for better results. This newness makes us feel uncomfortable, awkward and unpracticed – because we…

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February 15, 2013

The Best Candor Award Goes to Pixar Animation Studios

Brad Bird, Pixar’s two-time Oscar-winning (The Incredibles, Ratatouille) director, credits candid and direct working relationships to drive success.  A strategy article published by The McKinsey Quarterly reports Bird, whose body of work includes The Simpsons, as a prime…

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January 28, 2013

Feedback Sandwich is Hard to Swallow

It is time to stop the use of the “feedback sandwich” to cause improved work performance. The feedback sandwich has been recommended for years in business management training, organizational development courses, and by many human resource professionals. It…