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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…

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June 23, 2016

Breaking the Glass Ceiling

Often, female clients and colleagues ask what they could have done differently to break through the glass ceiling they struggled with earlier in their careers. Whether it’s equal pay or lack of promotion, some organizations still undervalue women…

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June 16, 2016

Race, Religion, and Career Moves

Recently, I learned more about award-winning chef, restauranteur and cookbook author Marcus Samuelsson. Samuelsson was born in Ethiopia but, along with his sister, was adopted and raised in Sweden after his mother died of tuberculosis. He learned to…

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May 24, 2016

Walking the Walk, Honoring the Brand

In a groundbreaking announcement, pharmaceutical giant Pfizer recently implemented significant controls to prevent its drugs from being used in lethal injections. Pfizer makes its products solely to enhance and save the lives of the patients we serve. We…

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May 13, 2016

Can Candor Create $50k Per Employee?

Joseph Grenny, author and co-founder of VitalSmarts, an organization committed to teaching others how to effectively change human behavior, said candor can help your organization earn $50,000 or more per employee – what?! That may seem surprising, but…

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April 28, 2016

The Candor of Our DNA

Uncovering our ancestry can be a fascinating, exciting experience. Except when we uncover something less-than-favorable in the lives of our forebears and we are faced with accepting a part of our history we might prefer to sweep under…

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April 13, 2016

Russell Wilson Faces His Ancestral Truth

Richmond-area native – and Seattle Seahawks superstar – Russell Wilson, and Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr., historian and host of PBS’ “Finding Your Roots,” delivered a fascinating night at The Richmond Forum in late March. Thrilled to be…