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January 17, 2017

“Truthiness” in News & Information

Truthiness: the quality of seeming or being felt to be true, even if not necessarily true (Oxford Dictionary). When Stephen Colbert coined this term in the mid-2000’s, who knew we would come so far in its application? Today,…

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December 12, 2016

Candor on Captivity

In my book, Uncommon Candor, I write how brutal honesty is not the same as candor. And that holds true – candor is not the type of honesty that is brutal in its delivery. However, New York Times…

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November 17, 2016

Men Struggle with Candor about their Health

Everyone knows the old running joke about men and asking for directions, right? So, would it be any surprise to discover that men find it hard to ask for help with other very important things? It’s not, and…

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November 9, 2016

Cubs on Candor

Cubs Win! Cubs Win! Cubs Win! The Chicago Cubs just won the World Series for the first time since 1908… in game 7… in the 10th inning… after a rain delay, oh my! Emotions were high for players,…

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October 18, 2016

Hospitals Practice CANDOR

Candor is crucial to success within any organization. Imagine the impact if an entire industry were to focus on candor. Hospitals across the US are doing just that – their efforts are replacing practices of secrecy, denial, and…

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October 10, 2016

Bryce Harper’s Baseball Candor

It’s the post-season, which means I have to write about baseball! Not everyone agrees with what he has to say but the Washington Nationals’ Bryce Harper speaks openly and directly on all things baseball.  While other players seem…

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September 25, 2016

Virtues of Value

Many of the young men and women entering college or the workplace today have these remarkable resumes with endless lists of achievements, awards and top-notch grades. All very notable, and in many ways, important factors in evaluating a…

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September 19, 2016

Truly Gifted Education

The school year is underway. Millions of families have sent their children off to kindergarten, away to college or to begin one of the many grades in between. With all of the excitement also comes the worry and…

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August 22, 2016

Never Too Late to Uncover the Truth

“Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon and the truth.” ~ Buddha. Yet for Keith Hayward, who spent 33 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit, the truth took a very long time…