“Clarity of purpose and speaking up about what will make the difference in our communities and businesses is critical. Uncommon Candor inspires us to keep giving the gift of straight talk – for ourselves and others.”—MARIO MORINO, author of Leap of Reason and founder, Venture Philanthropy Partners
Tips for Increasing Gratitude
In my last blog, I wrote about gratitude – what gratitude actually means and the positive impact it can have in our lives. In follow-up to that piece, I’m delving into the “how” of gratitude – how we…
The Never-ending Season of Gratitude
‘Tis the season for stress, frustration and anger… er, gratitude. It’s November, near Thanksgiving, and the midst of our American season dedicated to marking a bit of gratitude for the grace life has given us. And while I…
See Something, Say Something
It takes other people in positions of leadership, authority and power to rapidly alter a culture of unwanted advances and threats of recrimination.
Empathy in Jail
The ability to see someone for their human wholeness – their mistakes to be corrected and forgiven, their strengths and abilities, their personal and/or professional challenges, and ultimately, their potential for success – means we can foster greatness in an employee, a citizen, a business and our communities.
What’s In A Name? Ask a Female Physician
Shakespeare’s famous quote, “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet,” suggests that a name or title is not significant in representing the qualities of someone or something.…
Hurricane Communications – What We Can Learn
It is far easier to ignore the misinformation – and to act most appropriately – when there is an abundance of accurate and timely information coming from legitimate and knowledgeable sources. Each time, we all get better at this.
Betty Jolly, DameChanger
I only knew Betty Jolly for a brief seven months, but the impression she left on me will last my lifetime. Her intellect, persistence and wit were inspiring and she was a force to be reckoned with. Unfortunately,…
Jim Vance, the Real Deal
Vance’s impact in delivering the important news of the day to his local audience carried with it a global impact. We have lost a valuable voice in Washington.
Consider the value in being right versus being effective. Is being right or winning the argument worth it at all costs? Or, is there greater potential for success for everyone if we are more focused on effective communication.