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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…

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April 7, 2014

Crisis Communications Worst Case Scenario

Although some of the media frenzy surrounding the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has quelled, the plane still has yet to be found and there are far more questions than answers. The families of the missing are…

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March 21, 2014

Never Too Late

On March 18, 24 veterans were awarded the Medal of Honor decades after their acts of service that earned them this highest recognition of valor. Sadly, just three were still alive to receive their medals in person. The…

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March 6, 2014

No Surprises

Colin Powell shares the stories and lessons that have shaped his perspectives on leadership in his book, “It Worked For Me: In Life and Leadership.” In the book, he outlines his “Thirteen Rules” and shares the sage insights…

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February 24, 2014

Candor, Not Kryptonite

I was about to meet Superman. And, I had no idea what to say. You don’t want to mess with Superman! To be clear, I was the moderator for a speaker series at George Mason University and Christopher…