Leaders: ‘Tis the Season to Raise Your Emotional Intelligence

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Since it is the holiday season, this post is to remind leaders to pay attention to their emotional intelligence.  Be aware that not everyone is jolly and merry.  Leadership is a relationship and leaders need to have antennas up to make sure people are getting the support they need at this time of year. The other day I was running …

Being in the Presence of Sages

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Since attending the Sage-ing International Conference in October, I have been blogging about what I learned, who I met, and sharing what I think people need to know to become a Sage.  This post is another example of what it feels like to be in the presence of Sages.  If you want to become a Sage and not just age, this …

Why Purpose is Powerful

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One of my main conclusions from writing Leading with Wisdom:  Sage Advice from 100 Experts, is that it is hard to be a good leader if you are not a good person. And being a good person just does not happen.  We have to continue to work at it or the ego will control us instead of us controlling the …

What Does It Mean To Be A Sage?

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In October, I attended the Sage-ing International Conference in Minneapolis.  Since I learned so much about positive aging and living a purposeful life, my next few posts are going to be a series on sage-ing–not aging.  But this first post is dedicated to one of my favorite Sages:  Bob Atchley. One of the highlights at each conference is listening to Bob …

Becoming an Elder or Getting Older

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Two weeks ago, I attended the Sage-ing International Conference in Minneapolis.  As a member of the conference planning committee, I could not wait for the conference after 15 months of planning.  For the next few weeks, I am going to have a series of posts sharing what I learned about positive aging, growing in wisdom, the difference between getting older …

Good Stories about Civility, Character, and Voting

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IMPORTANT:  Vote on Tuesday, November 6th until 9PM (Central) CBS Sunday Morning had two great segments featuring interesting stories about civility, character, and voting.  I encourage you to click on each of the links below. The first story (link) tells a story of cooperation, collaboration, and working across the aisle.  It is a story about putting people first and not …

Experiencing the Circle of Life

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It has been two weeks since I posted on my blog.  This post explains how I was in the midst of experiencing the circle of life. My dad turned 93 on July 22nd so we had my parents over for lunch.  While they both use walkers, mom preferred to use her cane for walking short distances.  I was helping my dad get …

Becoming a Sage: Dr. Jann at DisruptHR

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Welcome to the Becoming a Sage podcast, hosted by Dr. Jann. This week’s episode features Dr. Jann’s talk at DisruptHR.   Jann was selected to be a presenter at the 2018 DisruptHR event hosted by Principal Financial Group.  There were 10 people presenting their ideas on how to disrupt the field of HR.  Each person gets five minutes to present 20 slides with …

What’s Next After Retirement?

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As I have said in previous posts, “I am out to retire the word retirement.”  We are not retiring, but moving on.  The key question is this:  To what are you moving?  What are you going to do after your main career?  This post is written for anyone who is thinking about what is next in life.  What I have learned …

Why Be A Dream Coach

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Learn about a new way to be a on-the-job coach to enhance productivity, satisfaction, and growth.   This summer I participated in a webinar through the Conscious Elders Network.  Through this experience, I met Nancy Coiro and learned she is a Dream Coach.  My eyes went wide open!  A few years ago, I read the book The Dream Manager by Matthew Kelly and …