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March 17, 2017

Prevent Mistakes from Multiplying

Mistakes happen. Despite any team’s collective diligence toward preventing them, mistakes sometimes just happen. And in the case of the Best Picture Award during the Oscars, that mistake was a doozy. As if the error itself wasn’t big enough,…

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February 24, 2017

The Power of Trust

Recently, I read a fascinating article by Paul J. Zak in the Harvard Business Review on trust. After decades of research, Zak has proven a strong connection between trust and happiness, and he was able to correlate that…

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February 13, 2017

The Super Bowl… and (Bathroom) Strategy

A bit like the World Series, the Super Bowl was full of surprises. The New England Patriots overcame a 25-point deficit to defeat the Atlanta Falcons – a comeback unheard of in Super Bowl history, and won during…

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January 26, 2017

Women Supporting Women In Business

On the heels of the Women’s Marches across the country, it seems as though pride with, for, and among women is at an all-time high. And yet, despite the fact that we are witnessing women standing up and…

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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…