Why Leaders Need to Understand Mental Health

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This post is a follow up to my blog post “Why Workplaces Would Improve if Men had more Friends.”  As I thought more about the topic, it is not just workplaces, but society in general needs to understand the crisis taking place.  This crisis is affecting families, workplaces, and most relationships.   Recently, I attended an event that I can’t stop …

Becoming a Sage: Connie Zweig

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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 Connie Zweig.   Dr. Connie Zweig, known as the Shadow Expert, is co-author of Meeting the Shadow and Romancing the Shadow and author of Meeting the Shadow of Spirituality, as well as a novel, A Moth to the Flame, the Life of …

How To Manage Your Professional Decline

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This post is for anyone who wants to understand how the mind, body, and spirit works through our various life stages.  Books fill the shelves and the internet telling us how to be successful.  But where do we learn to manage our careers over time and why this is important?  Read this post to learn more about how to manage …

Are you a Middlescent?

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This is a follow up to my last blog post about the power of language.  A new life stage has emerged and we don’t know what to call it.  Read this to learn if you are a middlescent. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of Americans who will live into their nineties is anticipated to quadruple by 2050.  If you …

What’s in a Name? Language is Powerful

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This post is written for anyone 50+.  It is time to claim our space and own who we are at this point in time.  Once we understand ourselves, it is easier to understand others.  And language is powerful.   Since the most important person to lead is oneself, I am focused on helping employees aged 50+ find meaning and purpose …

Increase Your PNR to Increase Your ROI

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This post is about culture–how to create a culture where people want to work.  Recently, I read The Culture Solution by Matthew Kelly–a good read.  Hopefully, this blog post will encourage you to read his book.  Culture matters and leaders need to create a healthy culture.  One of the management gurus I admire most is Peter Drucker who said, “Culture …

Becoming a Sage: Renee Lee Rosenberg, MA, LMHC

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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 Renee Lee Rosenberg. She’s a hard woman to catch, but she was able to fit this interview on a long drive. Sorry for the audio quality, but the content is great, Renee is a fount of knowledge.   Renée Lee Rosenberg MA …

Even Stanford is Advocating “Touchy Feely”

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This is a follow up post to my last post titled “Why Workplaces Would Improve if Men had More Friends”  If you missed it, you can read it here. It appears even Stanford would agree with my message.   One of the main themes that emerged in my book Leading with Wisdom:  Sage Advice from 100 Experts is “the soft stuff is the hard stuff.”  Or …

Why Workplaces Would Improve If Men Had More Friends

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This post is for people who care about working in healthy workplaces and for living fulfilling lives.  There is not a quick fix for the issues that exist.  But the sooner we start, the better for everyone. When I was writing my book Leading with Wisdom:  Sage Advice from 100 Experts, chapter 5 was titled Vulnerability is a Strength.  But my editor …

The First Thing Leaders Need to Do

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Social isolation is a killer!  I am intrigued by how so many people feel lonely at a time when we are supposedly more “connected” than ever.  I am pleased to share my recent publication in Training Magazine. One of my main leadership messages lately is this:  Leaders need to build community in the workplace as it is hard to trust people you …