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December 18, 2013

Talking to Wilson

This time of year, I revisit the transition from old to new, past to future. This reflection reminds me of one of my own early lessons in candor. It helped shape the person and professional I have become,…

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December 11, 2013

Candor and Corporate Rankings

Candor, as far as buzz-worthy topics go, seems to be torpedoing toward its awareness tipping point – and that can only mean good things for our organizations, our associates and our success. More and more, I am hearing…

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November 25, 2013

Candor and… Young Adult Lit

When we think of the word “literature,” we associate it with catch-phrases like “creative liberty” or “freedom of speech.” Yet, literature can have an uphill battle being welcomed or even approved of, especially when a fiction writer is…

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November 8, 2013

Candor and… Shoes!

“Strangely enough, I really think that shoes are a communication tool between people.” ~ Christian Louboutin. You may be wondering what shoes and candor have in common? A lot, especially in the case of Zappos.com. Zappos is the…

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October 25, 2013

Which Comes First, Trust or Candor?

As I write, I am wrapping up my time in Las Vegas at the Gazelles FORTUNE Growth Summit. It has been days of insightful and passionate dialogue about the changing dynamic of leadership – what good leadership is,…

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October 11, 2013

Candor, Women and the NFL

Guess who gets the call when instant replay goes on the fritz? At the recent RichTech WomenETC – Virginia Women in Technology Conference, I had the pleasure of hearing Michelle McKenna speak. She’s the Chief Information Officer for…

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September 26, 2013

Candor Beyond Words

“When the eyes say one thing, and the tongue another, a practiced man relies on the language of the first.” Ralph Waldo Emerson so eloquently reminds us that our actions speak louder than our words. How clichéd that…

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September 11, 2013

Candor With Your Banker

Our business and personal finances can be touchy subjects and are generally considered very private. Our complex relationship with money naturally leads us to avoid tough conversations and prevents us from openly addressing money issues. (Note: see the…

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August 28, 2013

Candor and “What’s Next” for Boomers

In the recent past, I have written on the subject of candor as it relates to being true to yourself, acknowledging your strengths and challenges, being honest about what you want and why you want it, and doing…