Example Of Peace, Courage, and Compassion

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One of the themes that emerged for my book “Leading with Wisdom:  Sage Advice from 100 Experts” was:  Leaders Connect with Empathy and Compassion.  When I asked how to do this, they gave ideas that are included in the book.  But this post can also add value for anyone in a leadership position.  Learn from a police officer who learned …

Creating A Place Where People Want To Work

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If you are in a position to influence the lives of others at work, then this blog post is for you.  Since we spend almost as much or more time at work than at home, it is important to create a place where people want to work.  Recently I had an article published based on a local case study.  Read …

Becoming a Sage Episode 7

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Welcome to the Becoming a Sage podcast, hosted by Dr. Jann.  Episode 7 features Dr. Jann’s conversation with Barry Rellaford.   Barry Rellaford has a gift of engaging leaders and teams in an understandable, engaging, and actionable way. He has worked with leaders and teams from over one hundred countries. Barry’s clients include Kroger, Procter & Gamble, Verizon, Pfizer, The …

Why We Should Be Doing Deep Work

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This post is written for people interested in using their time more effectively.  Time is our most important resource.  Use your time wisely by engaging in deep work. Since my first career was in higher education, I enjoy reading research articles and books based on research.  As a former management professor and now leadership development and change management consultant, I …

What They Don’t Teach in Business School

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Business schools don’t prepared people to be laid off or downsized out nor do they teach leaders how to lay off people.  We often refer to people and interpersonal skills as the “soft skills.” But as one of my Sages for Leading With Wisdom:  Sage Advice for 100 Experts told me:  “The soft stuff is the hard stuff.”  And another Sage …

Relationships Are Important

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 “Leadership is not a position.  It is not a title.  Leadership is a relationship.” Last week I posted my monthly podcast on Becoming a Sage.  Since there were major Internet issues last week, I am linking to it in case you missed it.  The podcast was my interview with Dr. Dori Mintzer who is a licenced psychologist and retirement coach who …

How To Measure Culture Change

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Several of my recent blog posts have been about culture and several readers asked about measuring culture change.  This is my response to that inquiry. You have probably heard the old adage (paraphrased): “What measures matters.  And if you don’t measure it, then it must not matter.” Since culture influences how people feel, what they believe, and how they act, …

Becoming a Sage Episode 6

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Welcome to the Becoming a Sage podcast, hosted by Dr. Jann.  Episode 6 features Dr. Jann’s conversation with Dorian (aka Dori) Mintzer, M.S.W., Ph.D.   Dori Mintzer, M.S.W., Ph.D., is a Licensed Psychologist who provides Psychotherapy, Career/Life Transition Coaching, Couples Relationship Coaching, Executive Coaching and Speaking. She is a Licensed Third Age Coach and a 2Young2Retire Certified Facilitator. She facilitates workshops …

5 Tips on Creating a Healthy Corporate Culture

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Creating a healthy corporate culture is one of the most important roles for leaders.  Culture is the “invisible tapestry” that weaves people together and influences how people think, feel, and act.  In the absence of a strong and positive culture, people are not connected and the culture can become toxic.  Based on my experience and research, below are five tips …

Culture Starts at the Top

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  While a leadership development and change management consultant, I am a “culture person.”  I believe that nothing much else matters unless the organization has a healthy culture and the tone is set at the top.  So I am going to be writing several posts on how to create a culture where people want to work. Culture starts at the …