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July 24, 2013

Candor and the Welch Way

I am enthralled with Jack Welch’s business philosophies, and for good reason. Clearly, his theories and practices are effective as described in his books, co-authored with wife, Suzy, titled Winning and Winning: The Answers. But there are lots of business success…

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July 15, 2013

Candor after the Crash

In the wake of the Asiana Airlines flight 214 crash in San Francisco, I find myself totally engaged by U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Chairman Deborah Hersman. She is the face of information in the midst of…

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June 27, 2013

Candor When Uncertainty is Certain

Many forecasters are predicting increased consolidation. Financial institutions, nonprofits, associations, consulting firms – experts are saying that there will be increased merger and acquisition activity as 1) Boomers are seeking exit strategies in record numbers, 2) organic growth…

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June 13, 2013

Candor in the Military

The United States military is under fire right now for its inability to curb widespread sexual assaults within its ranks. The numbers are staggering– the Pentagon released a report estimating 26,000 cases of sexual assault last year, up…

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May 28, 2013

How Candor Makes You “Like”able

When we refer to candor, we focus a lot on interpersonal communication. Yet, candor also has great relevance to external communications, including online and social media. Dave Kerpen, co-founder and CEO of Likeable Media, advises Verizon and a…

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May 8, 2013

Jason Collins – Undeniable Candor

Last week, NBA’s Jason Collins of the Washington Wizards made headlines by becoming the first professional male athlete in a major sport to publicly announce that he is gay.  “I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m…

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April 24, 2013

Candor, Tiger Woods and The Game of Golf

No doubt you’ve heard the controversy about Tiger Woods and the Masters. While some demanded he disqualify himself for violating a rule he should have known (but didn’t intentionally break), others remind us that had it not been…

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April 10, 2013

Being Truthful With Ourselves

Are we facing our individual circumstances with openness and clarity? Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and author of the recently published Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead, addresses the unique challenges women face in achieving…

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March 26, 2013

Sonia Sotomayor – Candor Leads to the Supreme Court

What if candor had the power to move one’s career from already-pretty-great to truly extraordinary? United States Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has achieved what most would say is unbelievable. Statistically speaking, the chance of becoming one of…