November 29, 2021

It is not only a time of The Great Resignation in organizations,…

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November 22, 2021

We celebrated the 100th Encorepreneur! monthly breakfast, inviting six of our most…

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November 15, 2021

Last week, a neighbor walked her beautiful dog past my car as…

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November 8, 2021

“The smartest person in the room… is the room.” This quote has…

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November 1, 2021

Twenty-five years ago, waiting to board an eight-hour overnight flight from London…

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October 25, 2021

As everyone is examining everything these days, many are searching for their…

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October 18, 2021

I love fall – leaves turning, low humidity (critical for hair happiness),…

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October 11, 2021

The word “accountability” requires explanation. The first definition that pops up on…

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October 4, 2021

Remember the TV show Columbo? Peter Falk played the disheveled detective who…

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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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March 29, 2021

No Drama Departure

I expect there will be many leadership transitions as the pandemic ebbs…

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February 17, 2021

Profiles in Candor: Poet Amanda Gorman

In perhaps the single most inspiring public moment our country has witnessed…

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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…