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August 27, 2014

Candor on the PGA Tour

“You might as well praise a man for not robbing a bank as to praise him for playing by the rules.” – Bobby Jones Candor in golf made headlines again recently. Last week, Cameron Tringale earned the moniker…

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August 18, 2014

Robin Williams – A Genuine Soul

Following the sudden death of Robin Williams, I, among many, find myself revisiting the moments of his life that were so endearing. From inspiring, award-winning movies like Dead Poets Society and Good Will Hunting to USO appearances and…

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July 29, 2014

The Art of the Apology

My dictionary shows the first definition of apology as: a statement of acknowledgment expressing regret or asking pardon for a fault or offense. The second definition reads: a formal justification or defense. Huh? Here is the problem, perhaps.…

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July 14, 2014

How Over-Apologizing Undermines Us

Fast Company published an article recently titled “Sorry, Not Sorry – Why Women Need to Stop Apologizing for Everything.”  Some say “sorry” out of habit; others use it to soften communication that might feel harsh or negative. But…

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June 29, 2014

“Just Say No” Is Not Enough

I recently came across a blog by Glennon Doyle Melton (author of Carry On Warrior, Thoughts on Life Unarmed) about how parents and public service announcements frequently remind our youth to “Just Say No,” but that we aren’t…

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June 15, 2014

Take the Challenge: 48 Hours of No Little White Lies

Simon Sinek, whom I admire, wrote a piece for Askmen.com. His message and the following call-to-action were profound and simple. First, he shared a couple of examples of what seem like harmless white lies, paraphrased here: – “I’m…

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May 29, 2014

Conference Room or “Echo Chamber”?

At the Gazelles FORTUNE Leadership Summit this May, I heard Margaret Heffernan speak and her presentation prompted me to watch her recent TED talk “Dare to Disagree”. Heffernan, an entrepreneur and international businesswoman, delivered a fascinating piece about…

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May 21, 2014

Candor – And a Good Death

“All stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.” ~ Ernest Hemingway, Death in the Afternoon. Death and dying are difficult, sensitive subjects and yet this isn’t…

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April 24, 2014

Candor and the Gender Gap

There has been a lot of talk on the news lately about the pay gap between men and women. But a recent Morning Edition program on NPR highlighted an entirely different gender gap – showing some differences in…