How to Lose Friends and Alienate People

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This post is written for leaders who should and need to be thinking about succession planning.  This is a reminder of what not to do.   This is a twist on the book How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie.  Since my passion is helping people and organizations get from where they are to where they want to be, …

Becoming a Sage: Pat Hoertdoerfer

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Welcome to the Becoming a Sage podcast, hosted by Dr. Jann. This week’s episode features Dr. Jann’s conversation with Pat Hoertdoerfer.   Rev. Patricia Hoertdoerfer is a professional educator and a retired Unitarian Universalist minister who practiced her leadership in academic institutions, congregations, UUA staff and camps/conference centers, and interfaith communities over the past forty years. As a certified Sage-ing® Leader …

Now is the time to build community

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This post is for leaders in profit and not-for-profit organizations who want to know how to be most effective.  The bottom-line is this:  Leadership is not about you.  It is about what you can build and create as a result of your position and influence.  Use it to build community.  Read on to learn more. I am fascinated by the …

How to Win Friends and Influence People

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Dale Carnegie’s classic book by this same title as this post shares many ways to win friends and influence people.  I believe Mr. Carnegie would agree with the content of this post.  While I am describing a small detail, often the small things are the big things that matter most.   This might change your perspective in a positive way.   Many …

For A Meaningful Life–Start with Finding Your Purpose

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We are all busy.  But are you filling your life or are you living a fulfilling life?  This post is for people who are seeking to make sure they are living their life on purpose and with meaning.   Recently, I conducted the Overview Coaching Cohort from Beyond the Money (BTM).  Beyond the Money is a series of coaching cohorts which help employees …

One Humorous Perspective on “Retirement”

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Since my focus is on the non-financial aspects of pre-retirement planning, my posts are meant to inform, educate, and stimulate thinking around life beyond one’s main career.  But it is important to keep a sense of humor in life.  Read this to learn more. Since 2000, I have regularly attended the Management & Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference (MOBTC).  Even since leaving full-time teaching, …

Becoming a Sage: Chip Conley

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Welcome to the Becoming a Sage podcast, hosted by Dr. Jann. This week’s episode features Dr. Jann’s conversation with Chip Conley.   Photo Credit: Lisa Keating Rebel hospitality entrepreneur and New York Times bestselling author, Chip Conley is a leader at the forefront of the sharing economy. At age 26 he founded Joie de Vivre Hospitality (JdV), transforming one inner-city motel …

6 Guidelines to Create a Vision For the Life You Want

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This is a special guest post by Jesse Lyn Stoner.  I follow her work and use her book, Full Steam Ahead:  Unleash the Power of Vision in Your Life and Work, in my leadership work.  Since the most important person to lead is yourself, having a vision for your life is critical in helping you get from where you are …

Leadership is Common Sense or Is It?

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This post is a follow up to the previous post about Herb Kelleher.  There is so much to learn from his leadership practices that I want to give him some more thought and space.  He created a culture where people want to work by changing the industry norms.  While his practices were common sense, they are not very common.   It …