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January 26, 2018

Dr. ML King, Jr. – Profiles in Candor

In honor of his birthday, and to launch a new series in 2018, we begin this year with a profile in candor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Recently, I rediscovered the overwhelmingly profound letter Dr. King wrote…

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January 16, 2018

Candor and a Tech Revolution

Sometimes candor is how we change the narrative. Take for example the Rise of the Rest Seed Fund from DC-based investment firm Revolution. In a December 2017 Forbes article, “A Bevy Of Billionaires Join Steve Case’s $150 Million…

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December 20, 2017

Listening For (And Is) the Perfect Gift

Perhaps the best gift ever is less about how much you spend or how hip your idea is and is entirely about how well you listen.

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December 11, 2017

Grit and Gratitude from Leland Melvin

What does it take to succeed? Despite research on genetic gifts, nurturing environments, ease of path and more, that remains a tough question to answer. Yet, for Leland Melvin, he credits his success with two primary factors: grit…

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November 16, 2017

Tips for Increasing Gratitude

In my last blog, I wrote about gratitude – what gratitude actually means and the positive impact it can have in our lives. In follow-up to that piece, I’m delving into the “how” of gratitude – how we…

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November 13, 2017

The Never-ending Season of Gratitude

‘Tis the season for stress, frustration and anger… er, gratitude. It’s November, near Thanksgiving, and the midst of our American season dedicated to marking a bit of gratitude for the grace life has given us. And while I…

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October 30, 2017

See Something, Say Something

It takes other people in positions of leadership, authority and power to rapidly alter a culture of unwanted advances and threats of recrimination.

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October 14, 2017

Empathy in Jail

The ability to see someone for their human wholeness – their mistakes to be corrected and forgiven, their strengths and abilities, their personal and/or professional challenges, and ultimately, their potential for success – means we can foster greatness in an employee, a citizen, a business and our communities.

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September 24, 2017

What’s In A Name? Ask a Female Physician

Shakespeare’s famous quote, “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet,” suggests that a name or title is not significant in representing the qualities of someone or something.…