“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
Candor and a Tech Revolution
Sometimes candor is how we change the narrative. Take for example the Rise of the Rest Seed Fund from DC-based investment firm Revolution. In a December 2017 Forbes article, “A Bevy Of Billionaires Join Steve Case’s $150 Million…
Listening For (And Is) the Perfect Gift
Perhaps the best gift ever is less about how much you spend or how hip your idea is and is entirely about how well you listen.
Grit and Gratitude from Leland Melvin
What does it take to succeed? Despite research on genetic gifts, nurturing environments, ease of path and more, that remains a tough question to answer. Yet, for Leland Melvin, he credits his success with two primary factors: grit…
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.