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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…

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August 10, 2016

Cultivate Creativity for Greater Success

Whether you call it innovation or simply being a good problem solver, creativity is key for success in today’s rapidly morphing business landscape. Without the capacity to think creatively, leaders hardly manage to keep up and struggle to…

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July 26, 2016

Openness Creates Success

Jim Whitehurst, former Delta Airlines turnaround CEO and author of The Open Organization: Igniting Passion and Performance addressed our group of more than 600 leaders at the recent Gazelles FORTUNE Scaling Up Summit. Whitehurst shared many great stories…

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July 19, 2016

General McChrystal on Culture, Agility and Truth

At the Gazelles FORTUNE Leadership Summit in May, I had the honor of hearing General Stanley A. McChrystal address our convention. McChrystal’s last assignment was Commander of US Forces in Afghanistan – a position some say he earned…