April 19, 2021

I believe in science… Except that I also believe animals are compassionate,…

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April 12, 2021

“No”. Period. The end. No explanation or apology necessary. Whether it is…

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April 5, 2021

Boards of Directors in higher education are often populated with many generous…

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March 29, 2021

I think there should be a government-backed program of 1-2 years of…

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March 22, 2021

I was over-the-top excited when a full-page ad for the Marshall Plan…

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March 15, 2021

My dear colleague and friend Josh Freeman once taught me his Two…

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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…