October 11, 2021

The word “accountability” requires explanation. The first definition that pops up on…

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October 4, 2021

Remember the TV show Columbo? Peter Falk played the disheveled detective who…

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September 27, 2021

Charleston, South Carolina, has always been one of my favorite cities. After…

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September 20, 2021

In the past few days, I have heard lessons that should make…

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September 13, 2021

Sometimes the universe bombards us with repeating messages. NPR’s Bullseye interviewed Jimmy Jam and…

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August 30, 2021

Often we compliment resilience, adaptability, and compromise. We say “thanks,” believing the…

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August 23, 2021

On a recent plane ride, I played Brain Teasers on the in-flight…

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August 16, 2021

Traveling to San Diego for a mix of business and pleasure recently,…

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August 9, 2021

I love the Olympics. And I love the leadership of Simone Biles…

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August 2, 2021

On a summer Saturday afternoon, I entered the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel.…

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July 26, 2021

Recently I have been contemplating idioms – those commonly understood and in…

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July 19, 2021

The Emmy nominations are out, and I have suddenly realized I am…

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July 12, 2021

I once entered a public restroom and chose the “accessible” door. Upon…

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June 28, 2021

Years ago, a manager who worked for me called to share her “good…

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June 21, 2021

Enjoying the high success of Virginia collegiate and other amateur programs, I…

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June 14, 2021

I was thrilled to attend my second game of the season at…

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June 7, 2021

Josh Bell, first baseman for the Washington Nationals, has invited anyone “exploring…

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May 24, 2021

In a recent discussion with my friend Rabbi Michael Knopf, he reminded…

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May 17, 2021

Recent news has been focused on community colleges. It causes me to…

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May 10, 2021

It has occurred to me that opinions are pretty free-flowing these days.…

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January 20, 2021

A Truth Awakening for the New Year

The events that unfolded in the first week of January reawakened something…

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December 18, 2020

Uncommon Gifts for an Uncommon Year

Here we are, at the end of a long, challenging year. Before…

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December 9, 2020

Just Sneakers: The Tragic Loss of Zappos’ Tony Hsieh

I met Tony Hsieh in Las Vegas seven years ago. His fresh…

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November 19, 2020

Conscious Conversations

Virginia Public Media (VPM), the Richmond-based affiliate of NPR and PBS, has…

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November 10, 2020

Gender Diversity: From Applications to the C-Suite

I recently had the honor of moderating a break-out session during the…

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October 27, 2020

Making Room for Leadership: WFT Coach Rivera’s Cancer Treatment

The Washington Post recently ran an article titled “Ron Rivera is coaching…

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October 19, 2020

Good Economics for Hard Times, by Banerjee and Duflo

For our Bill Gates’ Summer Reading List final discussion, we read Good…

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September 22, 2020

UC from RBG

Fight for the things you care about, but do it in a…