One Humorous Perspective on “Retirement”

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Since my focus is on the non-financial aspects of pre-retirement planning, my posts are meant to inform, educate, and stimulate thinking around life beyond one’s main career.  But it is important to keep a sense of humor in life.  Read this to learn more. Since 2000, I have regularly attended the Management & Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference (MOBTC).  Even since leaving full-time teaching, …

Becoming a Sage: Chip Conley

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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 Chip Conley.   Photo Credit: Lisa Keating Rebel hospitality entrepreneur and New York Times bestselling author, Chip Conley is a leader at the forefront of the sharing economy. At age 26 he founded Joie de Vivre Hospitality (JdV), transforming one inner-city motel …

6 Guidelines to Create a Vision For the Life You Want

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This is a special guest post by Jesse Lyn Stoner.  I follow her work and use her book, Full Steam Ahead:  Unleash the Power of Vision in Your Life and Work, in my leadership work.  Since the most important person to lead is yourself, having a vision for your life is critical in helping you get from where you are …

Leadership is Common Sense or Is It?

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This post is a follow up to the previous post about Herb Kelleher.  There is so much to learn from his leadership practices that I want to give him some more thought and space.  He created a culture where people want to work by changing the industry norms.  While his practices were common sense, they are not very common.   It …

Remembering Another Leader as Sage: Herb Kelleher

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This post is in honor and memory of Herb Kelleher–a leader as Sage.  If you want to know what made him so special and unique–one of a kind–read this post.  We can learn from him and carry on parts of his legacy.   I always remind people we can learn from all kinds of leaders–both good and bad.  But it is …

Becoming a Sage: Wendy Lustbader, MSW

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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 Wendy Lustbader, MSW.   Wendy Lustbader, MSW, is the author of several books that have earned her a national reputation in the field of aging. She is also a popular speaker at conferences throughout the United States and Canada, using storytelling to …

Ideas to Consider Instead of New Year’s Resolutions

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It is that time of year when many people set new goals and resolutions for the year.  This post suggests some alternatives to consider that may be more helpful than typical New Year’s Resolutions.  NOTE:  My next podcast will be posted this Friday, January 11th.   One of the main conclusions in my book, Leading with Wisdom:  Sage Advice from 100 Experts, is …

Becoming a Sage: Peter Block

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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 Peter Block.   Peter Block is an author and citizen of Cincinnati, Ohio. He is a partner in Designed Learning, a training company that offers workshops designed to build the skills outlined in his books. He is the author of Flawless Consulting, …