Category: Candor

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Giving a Presentation? Three Ways to Leave Your Fingerprint

February 23, 2016.Candor

I’ll never forget my first speech. It was 1964 in Cooperstown, NY, and I was a 29-year-old project manager at GE who’d been asked to present a new plastics venture to a group of 300 high-level corporate types. Weeks beforehand, I meticulously wrote out every word I was going to say, and practiced reading it […]

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Candor Beats the S&P 500

September 29, 2015.Business

Founder, CEO and President of Rittenhouse Rankings – and my fellow candor advocate – L.J. Rittenhouse has released her annual Candor and Culture Survey Report. Not surprisingly, the companies with the highest ratings on candor in their culture, and by their leadership, out-ranked other “less candid” companies included in the survey of 100 Fortune 500 […]

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Getting This Wrong Could Kill Your Career

July 13, 2015.Candor

If there’s one thing that’s in short supply in almost every organization, at every level, it’s straight talk – candor. It’s business’s biggest dirty little secret that in most companies, most people would rather hide or spin the truth than share it, making it hard for everyone to bring the reality of the situation to the surface […]

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