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Thursday, 05 October 2017 00:00

Honesty, Candor and a Shared Future

We've all made mistakes, some we admit, some we hide. The good news is that honest confessions of our mistakes can provide cover for others to tell their truths as well, creating greater connections and stronger, more honest cultures. While we often look up to charismatic speakers or those in the media spotlight, the greatest moments in leadership are not the inspiring speeches but "rather little moments of confession, when they admitted to a mistake or a weakness," according to Daniel Coyle, author of "The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups," (Bantam, New York, 2018). "Dave Cooper, a Navy SEAL, put it this way: 'The most important words a leader can say is, 'I screwed that up.'"

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Thursday, 28 September 2017 00:00

Capacity and Confusion

The combination of constant news, social media and a filterless firehose of opinion has created a deluge of political news, comment, and updates that can be overwhelming -- especially to Americans who are attempting to work, raise children, care for parents and take a little time every day simply to breathe. The places and spaces that used to provide community or respite from the drudgery of the daily grind -- sports teams, entertainers, and simple neighborly conversation -- are instead becoming part of the ongoing and seemingly never-ending political conversation.

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Thursday, 21 September 2017 00:00

Our Destiny is in Our Hands

In a remarkable speech marked by fearlessness and clarity, the leader of the free world told other world leaders this week that all of them -- himself included -- need to focus on their own people.

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Thursday, 14 September 2017 00:00

Courage to Care

In the past two weeks, our country has endured two hurricanes. They are reminders that, in a world where we attempt to plan and control, to be the masters of our destinies, we are all too often at the mercies of a greater power. During times of natural disasters, people rush in to rescue others, either through personal action, donations or thoughts and prayers. We have the courage to care and to help others, often at our own expense.

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Thursday, 07 September 2017 00:00

The Purpose of Process

A quick glance at media headlines might lead one to believe that the decision regarding so-called "Dreamers" and their immigration status is an easy one; that it can be made on the basis of what's right, what would be compassionate, and what the end result would be, without regard to process. But, as often happens, reality is more complex. It's the process as well as the end result that matters. Let's step back and review what's happened.

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