Are you a good neighbor?

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Leaders build community and communities consist of neighbors.  What does it mean to be a good neighbor?  Why is it important to be a good neighbor where you live and in the workplace?  Read this post to find out.   Last week I saw the documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” about Mister Rogers.  The timing of this film could not …

Becoming a Sage: Bill Thomas

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Welcome to the Becoming a Sage podcast, hosted by Dr. Jann. Episode 14 features Dr. Jann’s conversation with Bill Thomas.   Dr. Bill Thomas has built a reputation as one the most eclectic and creative thinkers working in the field of medicine. Author, entrepreneur, musician, teacher, farmer and physician, Dr. Thomas’ wide-ranging work explores the terrain of human aging.  Named by …

Advice for Graduates and for YOU and ME!

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This post is full of great advice for people of all ages.  It contains thought provoking wisdom we all can benefit from at least reading and thinking about now and for the future. NOTE:  My next monthly podcast will be posted this Friday the 13th!  If you take the time to listen to the wisdom of this Sage, please let …

What To Learn From Starbucks

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We living and working in uncertain times and for leaders, the answers are NOT in the back of the book.  We can learn from situations handled well and not so well.  What can we learn from how Starbucks has handled recent challenges?   On May 29th, 2918, Starbucks closed more than 8,000 stores for diversity training.  Howard Schultz, Executive Chairman (at …

Be An Enthusiast!

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I write about leading, living, and sage-ing (positive aging) so I feel it is important to reflect on some current events. Since I have a son living in New York City, I sent him a text a few days after Kate Spade died saying it was such a sad situation.  His response was, “Yes, but I am more upset and …

Be Aware of Your Influence

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Leaders are people in the position to influence others.  But what kind of influence are you having on others?  This post reminds us to beware and be aware of your influence. As I was doing research for my book Leading With Wisdom:  Sage Advice from 100 Experts, I concluded that my definition for leader was this: A leader is a person in …

An Example of Grit, Integrity, and Character

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I have blogged about grit, integrity, and character.  This post combines it all in a great example.  In the current times, I think it is important to look for role models who reflect these qualities and we can’t have too many examples to guide our way.  In some of my previous blog posts, I have shared my thoughts on the …