Becoming a Sage: George Schofield

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Welcome to the Becoming a Sage podcast, hosted by Dr. Jann. Episode 15 features Dr. Jann’s conversation with George Schofield.   Dr. George Schofield specializes in Navigating Our New Normal. As a Developmental Psychologist, Dr. George Schofield has a special interest in the life period beginning around age 50, including retirement. Our choices of relationships, work, and pursuits redefine us and …

Leaders Need To Remember: Positive Feedback Is Free!

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Do you want to help people feel motivated?  What motivates you?  Taking the time to express authentic appreciation and gratitude might be the answer.  NOTE:  If you missed my recent article in Training posted on LinkedIn, you can read it by clicking here.  Thanks for reading.   Are resources tight?  Do you wish you had more incentives to distribute?  Are your employees …

Are you a good neighbor?

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Leaders build community and communities consist of neighbors.  What does it mean to be a good neighbor?  Why is it important to be a good neighbor where you live and in the workplace?  Read this post to find out.   Last week I saw the documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” about Mister Rogers.  The timing of this film could not …

Becoming a Sage: Bill Thomas

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Welcome to the Becoming a Sage podcast, hosted by Dr. Jann. Episode 14 features Dr. Jann’s conversation with Bill Thomas.   Dr. Bill Thomas has built a reputation as one the most eclectic and creative thinkers working in the field of medicine. Author, entrepreneur, musician, teacher, farmer and physician, Dr. Thomas’ wide-ranging work explores the terrain of human aging.  Named by …

Advice for Graduates and for YOU and ME!

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This post is full of great advice for people of all ages.  It contains thought provoking wisdom we all can benefit from at least reading and thinking about now and for the future. NOTE:  My next monthly podcast will be posted this Friday the 13th!  If you take the time to listen to the wisdom of this Sage, please let …

What To Learn From Starbucks

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We living and working in uncertain times and for leaders, the answers are NOT in the back of the book.  We can learn from situations handled well and not so well.  What can we learn from how Starbucks has handled recent challenges?   On May 29th, 2918, Starbucks closed more than 8,000 stores for diversity training.  Howard Schultz, Executive Chairman (at …

Be An Enthusiast!

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I write about leading, living, and sage-ing (positive aging) so I feel it is important to reflect on some current events. Since I have a son living in New York City, I sent him a text a few days after Kate Spade died saying it was such a sad situation.  His response was, “Yes, but I am more upset and …