September 26, 2022

A colleague who was being considered for a newly-vacant COO job repeated…

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September 19, 2022

Summer hiatus brought tourist travel to Ireland, a 40-mile walk, service, and…

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May 23, 2022

Dr. Garret Westlake of VCU’s da Vinci Center for Innovation offers an…

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May 16, 2022

As a fan of Alan Alda through the hit TV shows M*A*S*H…

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May 9, 2022

I’ve always been so proud of my twin who spent his working…

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May 2, 2022

It’s not unusual for me to drop the old idioms “sounds like…

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April 25, 2022

My cousin from Michigan visited recently. She grew up in Richmond and…

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April 18, 2022

“What’s next” is a pressing topic for individuals in the last third…

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April 11, 2022

Leadership is a keyword/hashtag/training objective/career goal, and/or universal search optimization term. And…

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April 4, 2022

Erik Weihenmayer – extreme outdoor adventurer who went blind at age 14…

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March 28, 2022

The lingering effects of the last two years – challenges with children,…

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March 21, 2022

Each year, I gather with my fellow coaches for a planning session…

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March 14, 2022

During a recent interview, a public school superintendent was asked about the…

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March 7, 2022

Recently, CEO clients have been asking for referrals to very specialized consultants…

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February 28, 2022

Dr. Garret Westlake, master of innovation at Virginia Commonwealth University’s da Vinci…

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February 21, 2022

During our February Encorepreneur breakfast, Dr. Garret Westlake (master of innovation at…

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February 14, 2022

When I had the pleasure of teaching in Jack Welch’s Executive MBA…

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February 7, 2022

We have had one of the most exciting professional football playoff seasons…

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January 31, 2022

We all know that front-line workers have had tremendous challenges over the…

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January 24, 2022

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1963 Letter from Birmingham Jail (a response…

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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…