Why Relationships Matter

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In my leadership courses, workshops, and coaching, I require people to read the “Corner Office” by Adam Bryant in the Sunday New York Times.  Bryant interviews CEOs and other senior leaders and I always learn something new or it reinforces something I believe and advocate. I also am an avid reader of every word of the New York Times Style Section on Sundays.  While …

The Power of Presence

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For the past few weeks, I have been sharing my thoughts about the growing “disease” of social isolation and how important it is for leaders to build community.  I shared research by Sheryl Turkle who has written two books and a TED talk on how technology is harming our ability to have conversations.  Turkle says we need to work at …

Becoming a Sage Ep. 2

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Welcome to the Becoming a Sage podcast, hosted by Dr. Jann.  Episode 2 features Dr. Jann’s conversion Gregg Levoy is the author of Vital Signs: The Nature and Nurture of Passion (Penguin), and the bestseller Callings: Finding and Following An Authentic Life (Random House)—-rated among the “Top 20 Career Publications” by the Workforce Information Group. He is also the former “behavioral specialist” at USA …

The Real Purpose of Leadership: Part 3

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In Part 1 and Part 2 of my blog series on “Building Community,” I focused on the growing disease of social isolation, the problems it was causing, and what leaders might do about it.  This post is about the real purpose of leadership. When I think about community, I am reminded of Robert Putnam’s classic book Bowling Alone: The Collapse …

How Leaders Build Community: Part 2

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This is a blog series on social isolation and how leaders need to pay attention and build community as a result.  In a previous blog, I shared a quote from Thomas Friedman’s latest book Thank You For Being Late:  Friedman asked Surgeon General Murthy what was the biggest disease in America today.  Without hesitation, he answered, “It’s not cancer.  It’s …

Leaders Need To Build Community: Part 1

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As I said in an earlier post, one of my current research areas is the topic of community.  So I am going to write a series of posts on various aspects of this topic.  Based on his most recent book, Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations, Thomas Friedman of the New …

Love Needs To Be Be All Around

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Outside of my office is a big digital rotating billboard and last week it flashed a large black and white photo of Mary Tyler Moore (MTM) and 1937-2017.  It seemed as if every time I looked out of my office window her photo was staring right at me.  It brought back so many good memories and I could remember her …

Leaders Need To Build Community

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Thomas Friedman of the New York Times is traveling around the country giving talks, recording podcasts, and granting interviews based on his most recent book, Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations.  You can listen to an excellent interview podcast with Friedman by clicking here. Through his extensive research, Friedman is sharing what the …