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 …

Becoming a Sage: Gary Foster

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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 Gary Foster.   Gary Allen Foster is an executive recruiter, retirement and career transition coach, writer, and speaker. He is an over-70 portfolio-career guy and audacious ager dedicated to helping folks over 50 adopt a new perspective on how to live longer, …

Every Day Can Be Thanksgiving

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During the month of November, there are constant reminders of why we should give thanks.  This post combines my thoughts on this topic.   When I teach my leadership course in the fall (as I am now doing), I include a mandatory, but ungraded assignment. Each student is to handwrite a thank you note or note of gratitude to a person …

Becoming a Sage: Barbara Waxman

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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 Barbara Waxman.   Barbara Waxman is an gerontologist, leadership coach, and speaker BARBARA WAXMAN BIOGRAPHY whose insights are illuminating a crucial stage in our personal and professional lives: Middlescence. Between ages 45 and 65, right when we should be embracing life at …

Why Leaders Need to Understand Death and Loss

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This post is for anyone who is or has experienced loss.  And if you are in the position to influence the lives of others, then you need to read this post–for sure. An unusual theme that emerged that became a chapter in my book Leading with Wisdom:  Sage Advice for 100 Experts.  The theme was this:  leaders need to understand death …

What Legacy Are You Leaving?

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Being aware of the legacy you are leaving can make you a better person–a more effective leader.  What legacy are you leaving?  How do you know?  Read this to learn more. As a certified Sage-ing Leader through Sage-ing International, I learned the significance of what we call “legacy work.”  Thinking about the difference we are making in the world (legacy …

Why Do Leaders Act In Ways That Destroy Morale And MORE?

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If you think leadership is common sense, you need to read this for sure.  If you are in the position to influence the lives of others, then you are a leader.  This post is written for leaders at all levels.   People often say, “leadership is common sense.”  To which I reply, “It may be common sense, but common sense if not common practice.!” …

Becoming a Sage: Judy Steiert

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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 Judy Steiert.   Judy Steiert is a retired teacher from the Calgary Board of Education. She has engaged in the research, creation and presentation of Conscious Aging/Sage-ing courses since 2004. Judy is a Certified Sage-ing Leader with Sage-ing International, Conscious Aging Facilitator …