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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…

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August 9, 2013

Candor, Bezos and The Washington Post

This week’s announcement of a pending sale of The Washington Post was a big surprise. Anxiety over new ownership is probably most unsettling for the paper’s employees, followed by its loyal readers, and then by industry partners such…

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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…