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JFK and my mom both would have turned 100 this week: how much has changed, how much has not

John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born 100 years ago this Monday and my mother, Clare Wood Currie, was born 100 years ago this coming Sunday. When JFK was assassinated in 1963 – the shot that stunned a country and most of … Continue reading

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How do we mentor women when there aren’t enough female role models?

“Where are the women? How do we engage more of them?” This concern has been posed to me in three different contexts in the past two weeks, and in each case, I’m very pleased to say, by men. The specific questions, coming … Continue reading

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Good leadership requires good communication

Nobody ever said that effective communication was easy. We don’t always get the words just right, or the timing. We’re not always listening to each other when we should. (And as we get older, the reality is that we can’t … Continue reading

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Confidence and commitment, essential for leaders and also for Olympians!

Thinking of the critical traits of strong leaders (character, conviction, confidence, competence, commitment, and communication) we discussed in a previous post while watching (obsessively) the Olympic Games during this special moment in time, I am struck by the necessity of … Continue reading

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Conviction, passion, and good leadership

Of the many articles written during this “interesting” week of the Republican National Convention, a few have revealed a truly unique slant that Donald Trump intends to bring to the job of president. According to reports in the New York Times, CNN.com, and … Continue reading

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Leadership in challenging times

The state of the world seems to become more volatile with every passing day. We’re living in an increasingly complex, connected world that requires increasingly complex, creative, and inclusive responses. We’re dealing with a shifting global economy, climate change, and … Continue reading

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A rebuttal to the glass-half-empty syndrome

My previous post, Musings of a temporarily despairing optimist, lamented the reluctance of so many people to become part of a solution, preferring instead to complain about the problem, waiting for someone else to find the solution – and then … Continue reading

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