Tom and Ray

More Than Car Talk

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For more years than I can count, my Saturday morning ritual has been to tune in to Tom and Ray Magliozzi, (the Tappet Brothers), on NPR’s Car Talk. With the death this week of the older brother Tom from complications of Alzheimer’s, my Saturdays will never be quite the same. The two self-professed bum auto mechanics from Cambridge, Massachusetts guffawed …

Discovering Authenticity

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Two years ago, a friend of mine was on his way to a private reception for then-Presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Knowing my focus on leadership coaching, he asked me what he should ask Romney, if given the chance to corner him in the crowd. “Sure,” I said readily. “Ask him: What makes you angry, what makes you laugh, what makes …

When “Sorry” Should Be Enough

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“Sorry seems to be the hardest word” – Elton John It’s been painful. LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s most recent cringe-inducing “apology” on CNN for his racist rants almost makes Paula Dean look quaint. However cynical anyone may be about Sterling’s motives for his public display of contrition, he almost appeared sincere. Until he kept talking…and talking…and saying everything all over again. …