Why Curiosity is Good for Business

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This post is written for leaders who want to improve the organization’s performance by understanding the value of encouraging curiosity and creativity.  Since curiosity/curious is a favorite concept of mine, I am sharing what I recently learned. When my sons were young, I told them they could not use the words “hate” or “bored.”  While they may dislike something, they …

Becoming a Sage: Bob Atchley

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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 Bob Atchley.   Robert C. (Bob) Atchley is Distinguished Professor of Gerontology (emeritus) from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where he directed the renowned Scripps Gerontology Center for 24 years. His many published books include Social Forces and Aging, the first systematic …

Learn the Trends in HR!

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On September 26th (5:30om-8:30pm), DisruptHR is taking place and I am fortunate to be one of the speakers.  I am excited to participate and my topic is titled:  Thinking Beyond the Money.  According to the website: DisruptHR DSM is a night of short, focused talks designed to energize, inform, and empower HR leaders, business professionals, and community leaders who are …

Why Rituals Are Important

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I have been thinking a lot about rituals and why they are important.  In previous posts, I have shared why building community is one of the most essential tasks for a leader. This post is written for people who want to build a sense of stronger community within their workplace and/or within their family. Lately I have been thinking about …

Employee Engagement is Key: Read This To Learn More About It!

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  Employee engagement is critical for productivity, satisfaction, and growth.  But only 30 percent of employees are engaged in their work. Most people are disengaged or actively disengaged! This post is written for people who want to learn more about it in this post and podcast. Mark Crowley, author of Lead from the Heart, is one leadership guru I follow.  In fact, …

Leadership Wisdom Based on Experience

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Leaders can learn from the experiences of others.  We can learn from both good and bad experiences.  And we know hindsight is enlightening if we pay attention.  Read this to learn from hundreds of interviews with CEOs. For 10 years, Adam Bryant wrote a column every Sunday for the New York Times where he interviewed CEOs and/or senior leaders.  Now David Gelles …

Becoming a Sage: George Schofield

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Welcome to the Becoming a Sage podcast, hosted by Dr. Jann. Episode 15 features Dr. Jann’s conversation with George Schofield.   Dr. George Schofield specializes in Navigating Our New Normal. As a Developmental Psychologist, Dr. George Schofield has a special interest in the life period beginning around age 50, including retirement. Our choices of relationships, work, and pursuits redefine us and …

Leaders Need To Remember: Positive Feedback Is Free!

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Do you want to help people feel motivated?  What motivates you?  Taking the time to express authentic appreciation and gratitude might be the answer.  NOTE:  If you missed my recent article in Training posted on LinkedIn, you can read it by clicking here.  Thanks for reading.   Are resources tight?  Do you wish you had more incentives to distribute?  Are your employees …