Why Do Leaders Act In Ways That Destroy Morale And MORE?

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If you think leadership is common sense, you need to read this for sure.  If you are in the position to influence the lives of others, then you are a leader.  This post is written for leaders at all levels.   People often say, “leadership is common sense.”  To which I reply, “It may be common sense, but common sense if not common practice.!” …

Becoming a Sage: Judy Steiert

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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 Judy Steiert.   Judy Steiert is a retired teacher from the Calgary Board of Education. She has engaged in the research, creation and presentation of Conscious Aging/Sage-ing courses since 2004. Judy is a Certified Sage-ing Leader with Sage-ing International, Conscious Aging Facilitator …

Andrew Luck: Control Your Destiny or Leave it to Luck?

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Definition of LUCK:  success or failure apparently brought by chance rather than through one’s own actions. Full disclosure: While I may watch football once in a while, I am not a big fan.  After years of being a football and basketball cheerleader in both high school and college, I preferred basketball because I understood it better and it is less …

This Is Community!

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A topic I have consistently blogged about is the LACK of community in our current society.  We put up privacy fences to keep our neighbors out.  A good neighbor is often considered someone who does not bother us.  Do we even know our neighbors to borrow a cup of sugar?  Yet, most people do care.  Read and listen to this story about community. …

Why Good Leaders Go Bad

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Why are there so many bad leaders?  Why do good leaders go bad?  So many clients and friends complain about toxic leaders.  If you are in a position to influence the lives of others, you need to be aware to make sure you are not a bad leader.  Read this post to learn more about toxic leaders and what to …

Becoming a Sage: Rachael Freed

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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 Rachael Freed.   “My beliefs and personal life path led me to legacy. It’s my dream that we’ll all find our voices and values, that we’ll document our beliefs and blessings for a world in dire need of our wisdom, stories, and …

The Costs for the Lack of Community and Isolation

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Several of my recent posts have been about the value of community, loneliness and the lack of community, and how leaders need to know more about mental health.  In fact, I think the most important task of leaders is to build community.  This post is about the costs for the lack of community and isolation.  We need to gather and …

Why Leaders Need to Understand Mental Health

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This post is a follow up to my blog post “Why Workplaces Would Improve if Men had more Friends.”  As I thought more about the topic, it is not just workplaces, but society in general needs to understand the crisis taking place.  This crisis is affecting families, workplaces, and most relationships.   Recently, I attended an event that I can’t stop …

Becoming a Sage: Connie Zweig

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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 Connie Zweig.   Dr. Connie Zweig, known as the Shadow Expert, is co-author of Meeting the Shadow and Romancing the Shadow and author of Meeting the Shadow of Spirituality, as well as a novel, A Moth to the Flame, the Life of …

How To Manage Your Professional Decline

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This post is for anyone who wants to understand how the mind, body, and spirit works through our various life stages.  Books fill the shelves and the internet telling us how to be successful.  But where do we learn to manage our careers over time and why this is important?  Read this post to learn more about how to manage …