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Keynote speech at Beyond the Bottom Line conference in Nashville

Posted in Featured Post on Thursday, January 23rd, 2014 at 5:07 pm No Comments

Thanks to all those who made the Beyond the Bottom Line conference (March 24 – 26 in Nashville) possible, especially Ann Gibson, Gary Dodge and Arthur Blinci. My keynote topic was Managing and Communicating Change, and the audience of about 200 had some excellent feedback and questions. They were…

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Thunderbird tops in international business

Posted in Featured Post on Thursday, January 17th, 2013 at 12:05 pm No Comments

Thunderbird School of Global Management continues to be recognized for its excellence in global education. Bloomberg Businessweek listed T-Bird “No. 1 in international business” in its 2012 Best B-Schools ranking. Thunderbird also ranked fifth for “most global student body.”

These are well-deserved accolades! Walking across the Thunderbird campus in Glendale,…

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The value of hard work / great interview

Posted in Featured Post, In the News, Reading I recommend on Saturday, January 12th, 2013 at 10:31 am No Comments

If you love American success stories you’ll love the interview I heard recently on NPR. It’s with Supreme Court justice Sonia Sotomayor. Regardless of your politics, you’ll find this story inspirational. Her unwavering focus and determination reminds me of my old-school father, and what he overcame to start a…

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Goals for 2012 – final update, moving on

Posted in Featured Post, Personal, What I'm up to on Tuesday, January 1st, 2013 at 11:26 am 1 Comments


I’m going to accomplish four major goals in 2012. Hold me to this!

Professional: I resolve to have multiple…

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The joy of teaching

Posted in Course Design, Featured Post, Leadership Communication on Saturday, December 29th, 2012 at 3:10 pm No Comments

December marked the end of two graduate classes that I thoroughly enjoyed teaching: a…

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My new favorite phrase for firing someone

Posted in Featured Post, Leadership Communication on Thursday, October 11th, 2012 at 9:44 am No Comments

From a Ragan.com piece on synonyms:

“Terms such as “downsizing,” “right-sizing,” “re-verticalization,” and, the weirdest of the bunch, “reducing units of liveware,” do the opposite of what they’re meant to.”

So true. People are smart and they figure this stuff out. You think it makes someone feel better to tell them…

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My latest project at Thunderbird School of Global Management

Posted in Course Design, Featured Post, What I'm up to on Tuesday, August 21st, 2012 at 5:43 pm No Comments

Today marked the end of three months of teaching in Thunderbird’s pre-MBA/Masters program, a rigorous set of classes that prepares incoming students for graduate school. Wow, what a fantastic experience! Even though I’ve taught at T-Bird for six years, this is my first time to teach in the pre-MBA….

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Virginia Beach Leadership Workshop reunion

Posted in Featured Post, What I'm up to on Tuesday, August 14th, 2012 at 10:32 pm 1 Comments

I just got back from attending a reunion with some really remarkable people. Here’s the story.  

My hometown in Virginia has one of the best high school leadership programs in the country – the Virginia Beach Leadership Workshop….

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My buddy Laird – Super Bowl MVP!

Posted in Featured Post, Sports on Monday, February 6th, 2012 at 11:32 pm 1 Comments

It was the biggest call of his career, and Laird Hayes got it right. Hayes is the NFL side judge who made the call on Mario Manningham’s amazing catch in the Super Bowl. (Next time you see the replay, look for Hayes – #125.)

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New affiliation with thoughtLEADERS

Posted in Featured Post, Leadership Communication, Media Coaching, other services, What I'm up to on Saturday, December 3rd, 2011 at 12:00 pm No Comments

I’m proud to announce a new affiliation with thoughtLEADERS, where I’ll serve as a senior instructor in communication, leadership and employee engagement. Founded by former McKinsey and Company consultant Mike Figliuolo, thoughtLEADERS provides professional skills training in leadership, communication, strategy and operations. Clients include Abbot Labs, HP, Discover, Heinz,…

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