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October 27, 2015

Mark Cuban’s Candor

“You are the most important person to know.” Powerful words from Mark Cuban, charismatic owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks and entrepreneur, who addressed our group of executives and coaches last week during the FORTUNE Gazelles Growth Summit in Dallas.…

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October 7, 2015

Pope Candor

Having just completed his first ever visit to the United States, Pope Francis became only the fourth Pope to visit this country. His time here was split between Washington, DC, New York, and Philadelphia, and the media coverage of…

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September 28, 2015

Candor Beats the S&P 500

Founder, CEO and President of Rittenhouse Rankings – and my fellow candor advocate – L.J. Rittenhouse has released her annual Candor and Culture Survey Report. Not surprisingly, the companies with the highest ratings on candor in their culture,…

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September 14, 2015

How Amazon Sells (Out of) Candor

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has been in the spotlight recently and it’s been less than flattering. A New York Times article by Jodi Kantor and David Streitfeld (August 15, 2015) labeled Amazon a “bruising workplace” as the internet retail…

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August 27, 2015

Candor: The Key to Ignition (Part 5 of 5)

Loyalty: a strong feeling of support or allegiance to something or someone. The most recognizable and long-standing brands in the world were built upon loyal customers. However, earning loyalty is challenging in today’s environment – consumers are presented…

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August 18, 2015

Road Map for Success (Part 4 of 5)

In part 4 of this series on fostering a culture of candor, we turn our attention to benchmarks, goals and milestones. Is your team missing the mark? If so, you’re in a holding pattern and there’s little chance…

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August 12, 2015

The Right Pit Crew for Performance (Part 3 of 5)

An organization’s people are the true heart of what matters. From whom they are to what they know and are capable of, employees can – and will – make or break an organization’s success. Although they are among…

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July 29, 2015

Recharging Employees’ Batteries: Where’s the Fun? (Part 2 of 5)

In Part 1 of this series on Fostering a Culture of Candor, I asked you to consider whether or not your organization was stalled and suggested some red flags for concern. One of the earliest signs of the…

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July 20, 2015

Are You Stalled? Part 1 of 5 on Fostering a Culture of Candor

Every organization has both periods of tough challenge and of incredible opportunity. In times of struggle, we often anticipate a breakdown in processes or with people.  And even in times of great success, teams and achievements can begin…