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 …

Creativity Matters

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This post is written for people who are interested in vision, passion, purpose, and creativity.  Learn to be optimistic and full of hope–so needed in organizations today. I describe myself as a hobbyist photographer who still shoots mainly black and white film.  While I have a small digital camera, I still prefer to use my older and heavier cameras.  In …

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 …