Guest Post: Leading from the Middle

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Enjoy this guest blog post written by Gwyn Teatro. If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito ~ Dalai Lama Leading from the middle is not really a new idea. But I suspect there are many people working in the middle of their organizations who don’t recognize their real potential to lead or …

Becoming a Sage: Elaine Soloway

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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 Elaine Soloway.   Elaine Soloway is a Chicago-based writer, who shares her adventures of caregiving, widowhood, relocating, and moving forward, in her books, blogs, articles, public appearances, and on her social media pages. She is the author of two memoirs: Green Nails …

Beware: NOT the Season to be Jolly for Everyone!

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Tis the season to be jolly?  Maybe and maybe not.  This post is written for people who are in the position to influence the lives of others.  Not all people are jolly at this time of year. The other day I was in one of my favorite coffee shops.  This coffee shop is much like the old TV show “Cheers” …

Becoming a Sage: Richard Eisenberg

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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 Richard Eisenberg.   Richard Eisenberg is Managing Editor of Nextavenue.org, the PBS website for people 50+. He is also the editor of Next Avenue’s Money and Work & Purpose channels and a regular blogger for the site. Previously, he was Executive Editor …

Leadership Lessons from Mister Rogers–A Sage

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Similar to several other people, I have been obsessed with Mister Rogers!  While my sons did not watch Mister Rogers often (I discouraged most TV and video games perhaps to a fault), I am now reading and watching all I can find about the man and it is easy to do.  (His commencement speeches such as at Dartmouth and Marquette are …

Make Every Day A Giving Thanks Day

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It is easy to focus on gratitude and giving thanks during the month of November.  But what if we made every day a giving thanks day?  How would we do this?  Read this to learn more.   A few weeks ago my post was on gratitude and delights.  I had a few people contact me about the delights in their …

What is Your Breadcrumb Legacy?

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DSM 2019What is your Breadcrumb Legacy?  If you don’t know, my recent article will explain.  This post is for anyone and everyone who wants to live life on purpose and with passion.  Meaning matters. “The key to a deeper, healthier life, isn’t knowing the meaning of life —it’s building meaning into your life.”  Dhruv Khullar The last few years, I …