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Receiving Feedback

You’re about to receive feedback when you sit down for your performance review. What are you thinking 30 seconds before you walk into the room?What are you saying to yourself?Chances are you’re tensing up readi...

When Emotions Run High

Constructive Candor teaches that the most meaningful conversations do not come from people delivering messages to one another. In fact, it’s just the opposite. True meaning comes from liberating ourselves from ...

Time Management

What’s a successful day to you?My clients often tell me some version of “The day just got away from me,” or “I’ve just been so busy, I haven’t had time to come up for air.”Depending on how you look at it, the n...

Political Conversation

Fwiw, I am voting for Joe Biden for President in November.Simultaneously, if you’re not, I have no interest in arguing with you. I would rather spend time endeavoring to understand why you’re not.No. Really.I d...

Self Renewal by John Gardner Book Review

Book Review of John Gardner’s “Self Renewal” – read it cover to cover.With all the books I buy, a complete reading is, candidly, unusual these days. Yet when it came to John Gardner’s Self Renewal, he had me at...

3 Steps To Better Virtual Meetings

Like it or not (and many don’t) Virtual Meetings and its many cousins are here to stay. I hear daily both concerns and questions about how to deal best with the virtual communication world. Pretty much gone now...

Constructive Candor: A Way Of Life

Think back to your most recent conversations – good and bad. How did you incorporate Constructive Candor? What were you talking about? Who were you talking to? What do those relationships mean to you? How did y...

Vacation Reading List

I picked up some books for a family trip and I’m excited to have some time to dig in and think about their messages. I’ll be posting some more in-depth reviews here in the coming weeks, and wanted to make sure ...

Film For Thought: Just Mercy

“[Just Mercy] is searing and soaring, and it will start a million conversations in the country about the death penalty, about racial injustice, and about how poor Americans routinely get a third class justice s...

In Support of Black Lives Matter

Not many people who know me now had the chance to meet my Dad, Mannie Kugler. He lived a humble, principled, ninety-two-year life, worked for twenty-six years as a Judge, and taught me much of what have becom...

Learning Now And For The Future

Apparently, the phrase “no time like the present” is 458 years old. Yet, I’d imagine you agree that, despite its age, it has never been more relevant than right now.This present time and space is revealing our ...