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November 2, 2012

Super Storm Sandy – Will candid Kenneth Feinberg be needed?

BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.  The September 11th terror attacks.  Virginia Tech campus shootings. The 2008 financial crisis.  All sudden disasters with a multitude of  victims. All handled by Kenneth Feinberg.  Will the recent weather…

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October 23, 2012

Misleading Statements Hurt Charities

What do the American Diabetes Association, the American Cancer Society, and the Montreal SPCA, have in common? They are nonprofits with some donors who feel fooled and deceived. Bloomberg Markets Magazine, CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 and Health Care…

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October 11, 2012

Candor in the Doctor’s Office

A fall off a ladder, one dislocated elbow and a fractured radius bone caused a man to suffer through multiple surgeries, paralysis, extensive physical therapy, a major infection, and over $20,000 out-of-pocket. Candor by one doctor – priceless!…

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September 17, 2012

No-Spin Zone and Usher’s New Look Foundation

The “no-spin zone.” At first, it sounded like a football term to me. Then, a traffic warning. However, it is how Shawn H. Wilson, President of Usher’s New Look Foundation, describes his office.  He says it is a…

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September 7, 2012

The Pat Tillman Cover-Up and Collateral Damage

“It is almost always the cover-up rather than the event that causes trouble.”  ~ Howard Baker ~ Marie Tillman, the widow of late NFL star and Army Ranger Pat Tillman, has published The Letter, a story of her experiences…

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August 27, 2012

Popularism and Shared Truth

My summer reading has not only included mystery and thriller best sellers. While there are plenty of those books with sand between the pages, I have also enjoyed the luxury of reading multiple newspapers a day. One particular…

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August 8, 2012

Johnson & Johnson: Being Forthright in Times of Crisis

As I write Uncommon Candor and share examples of candor in organizations, Johnson & Johnson and its recall of Tylenol almost 30 years ago remains one of the outstanding examples of being forthright in times of crisis. In…

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August 1, 2012

The Olympics – Tell It To Me Straight

As I watch the London Olympics TV coverage nightly until 2:00 am, I can’t help but think about Marion Jones’ experience in the Sydney Olympics. It reminds me how important it is to surround ourselves with people who are…

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July 24, 2012

Actor Glenn Close Goes Candid

I am always surprised by the new insights I receive from the award-winning and long-running CBS News television show 60 Minutes. I was never so surprised, however, than when a recent interview with Glenn Close revealed her naturalness…