June 26, 2019

Profiles In Candor: Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright

On a Friday evening in May, I had the tremendous opportunity to moderate an interview with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. Her candor on all things big and small is part of what makes her one of…

June 18, 2019

Profiles in Candor: Rodney Robinson, 2019 National Teacher of the Year

Richmond’s own Rodney Robinson was selected as the 2019 National Teacher of the Year. The program is the oldest and most prestigious honor recognizing excellence in education. Robinson is a 19-year veteran and has been published multiple times…

May 28, 2019

Power: Takeaways from the Gazelles ScaleUp Summit

It’s becoming a tradition of the best kind – one that offers an opportunity to share something good. Here’s the round-up of the most profound statements I heard during the Gazelles ScaleUp Summit in Atlanta this month. This…

May 20, 2019

Profiles in Candor: Thomas Haynesworth

Thomas Haynesworth’s name may not be familiar to you. His story is hard to digest and the outcome is unbelievable. Haynesworth served a 27-year prison sentence for crimes he did not commit. He was mistakenly identified by multiple…

April 23, 2019

Profiles in Candor: Tony Bennett

Tony Bennett led the UVA men’s basketball team to win the NCAA Championship. Tony’s excellence in coaching this sport is proven and outstanding. But winning at that level takes so much more than knowledge of the sport and…

April 9, 2019

It’s Baseball Season – Let’s Play Ball!

Spring has officially arrived and with it, my favorite sport – baseball! Beyond its status as our nation’s favorite pastime, there’s something about baseball that resonates deeply with me… and I believe it’s candor. One of my favorite…

March 26, 2019

Profiles in Candor: Governor Hughes

Former Maryland Governor Harry Hughes passed away at 92 earlier this month.  I had the honor of meeting Gov. Hughes through a friendship with his daughter, though most who are familiar with him know his political career. Elected…

March 19, 2019

Travelzoo Makes Female Leadership a Priority and It Pays Off

Travelzoo, a global Internet company that publishes and promotes deals from more than 2,000 travel, entertainment and local businesses such as restaurants and spas, self-reports it remains the only U.S. listed company with a board of directors that…

February 25, 2019

Profiles in Candor: Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton – famous for her music, her enhanced curves and her over-the-top country girl persona – may seem like an unlikely feature for a business blog on candor. Yet I find her to be authentic and inspiring.…