Increase Your PNR to Increase Your ROI

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This post is about culture–how to create a culture where people want to work.  Recently, I read The Culture Solution by Matthew Kelly–a good read.  Hopefully, this blog post will encourage you to read his book.  Culture matters and leaders need to create a healthy culture.  One of the management gurus I admire most is Peter Drucker who said, “Culture …

Becoming a Sage: Renee Lee Rosenberg, MA, LMHC

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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 Renee Lee Rosenberg. She’s a hard woman to catch, but she was able to fit this interview on a long drive. Sorry for the audio quality, but the content is great, Renee is a fount of knowledge.   Renée Lee Rosenberg MA …

Even Stanford is Advocating “Touchy Feely”

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This is a follow up post to my last post titled “Why Workplaces Would Improve if Men had More Friends”  If you missed it, you can read it here. It appears even Stanford would agree with my message.   One of the main themes that emerged in my book Leading with Wisdom:  Sage Advice from 100 Experts is “the soft stuff is the hard stuff.”  Or …

Why Workplaces Would Improve If Men Had More Friends

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This post is for people who care about working in healthy workplaces and for living fulfilling lives.  There is not a quick fix for the issues that exist.  But the sooner we start, the better for everyone. When I was writing my book Leading with Wisdom:  Sage Advice from 100 Experts, chapter 5 was titled Vulnerability is a Strength.  But my editor …

The First Thing Leaders Need to Do

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Social isolation is a killer!  I am intrigued by how so many people feel lonely at a time when we are supposedly more “connected” than ever.  I am pleased to share my recent publication in Training Magazine. One of my main leadership messages lately is this:  Leaders need to build community in the workplace as it is hard to trust people you …

Becoming a Sage: Sherry Borzo

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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 Sherry Borzo.   Today I am interviewing Sherry Borzo, whom I have known for many years because of our now adult children. Sherry Borzo is the founder of Storied Gifts, a personal publisher of histories. For more than a decade Storied Gifts …

Why Age When You Can Sage

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I am excited to share my recent article published in Next Avenue.  Please let me know what you think. Next Avenue is a Minnesota PBS journalism website that publishes wonderful newsletters full of news you should read and know.  Their tag line is:  Where grown-ups keep growing.  I feel fortunate to have my article published in this newsletter where I …

Are you Aging or Sage-ing?

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If we are lucky, we are all getting older with each passing day. From the day we are born, we are aging.  But we could be sage-ing. Read this post to learn the difference.  This post is relevant to all of us. If you regularly read my posts, I blog about leading, living, and sage-ing or conscious aging.  Our society …

Why Joe Biden Should Not Run For President

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This post is my personal opinion based on my life and work experience.  It is not political, but practical.  Since I have shared the following story with several people lately, I thought I would write it up and post it to see the reaction.  Joe Biden is likely to throw his hat into the ring and I wanted to weigh …

Learning from the Comeback “Kid”

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Why do we like to cheer for the underdog?  Why do we want redemption?  We are human and we make mistakes.  Read this to learn more. The comeback “kid.”  Before Tiger Woods won the Masters golf tournament for the fifth time and fifth green jacket, there were plenty of articles about Tiger.  One article in particular pointed out how it …