Becoming an Elder or Getting Older

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Two weeks ago, I attended the Sage-ing International Conference in Minneapolis.  As a member of the conference planning committee, I could not wait for the conference after 15 months of planning.  For the next few weeks, I am going to have a series of posts sharing what I learned about positive aging, growing in wisdom, the difference between getting older …

Good Stories about Civility, Character, and Voting

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IMPORTANT:  Vote on Tuesday, November 6th until 9PM (Central) CBS Sunday Morning had two great segments featuring interesting stories about civility, character, and voting.  I encourage you to click on each of the links below. The first story (link) tells a story of cooperation, collaboration, and working across the aisle.  It is a story about putting people first and not …

Experiencing the Circle of Life

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It has been two weeks since I posted on my blog.  This post explains how I was in the midst of experiencing the circle of life. My dad turned 93 on July 22nd so we had my parents over for lunch.  While they both use walkers, mom preferred to use her cane for walking short distances.  I was helping my dad get …

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 …