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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May 3, 2021

As the world reopens for many of us, “awkward” has become the…

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April 26, 2021

My twin brother has a rare gift for music; my ears are…

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August 27, 2012

Popularism and Shared Truth

My summer reading has not only included mystery and thriller best sellers.…

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August 8, 2012

Johnson & Johnson: Being Forthright in Times of Crisis

As I write Uncommon Candor and share examples of candor in organizations,…

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August 1, 2012

The Olympics – Tell It To Me Straight

As I watch the London Olympics TV coverage nightly until 2:00 am,…

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July 24, 2012

Actor Glenn Close Goes Candid

I am always surprised by the new insights I receive from the…

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July 23, 2012

“Just the facts, ma’am”The Uncommon Candor Blog Launch

In this age of reinvention, it is time to speak about candor.…