Designing Your Life–Look for Role Models

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Last year, I started a monthly podcast series called Becoming a Sage.  On the second Friday of each month, I release one of my podcasts as a blog post.  This has been an educational and rewarding experience for me as I have interviewed some of the top thought leaders and authors in the field of positive aging and life beyond retirement. …

Life Design Assessment: How is your life right now?

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How well are you living your life with intention?  This post is a follow up to a previous post about designing your life–regardless of age or life stage.  This post explains a quick assessment (dashboard) to give you an idea of where you are right now so that you can decide where you want to go and how to get …

Designing Your Life–Life By Design: Part 1

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If you are interested in having the rest of life be the best of life (regardless of your age), then this post is for you.  The next few posts are focused on using a design mindset in living our life with meaning and on purpose.  The goal is to be intentional about how you are spending your most valuable assets–your …

Work Deeply and Then Be Done

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This post is written for those of you who are Type A, driven, goal oriented, and who have trouble slowing down and appreciating downtime.  If you know how to work deeply, now you need to learn how to “be done” with work.   As the saying goes, “work hard and play hard.”  A few of my recent posts have been …

Becoming a Sage Episode 8

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Welcome to the Becoming a Sage podcast, hosted by Dr. Jann. Episode 8 features Dr. Jann’s conversation with Marianne Oehser.   Marianne Oehser is a certified Retirement and Relationship Coach who focuses on assisting people build happy, fulfilling lives in the “post-career” phase of their lives. She also assists singles and couples build and maintain healthy and rewarding relationships – after …

Leaders: “The Soft Stuff is the Hard Stuff.”

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This post is written for anyone who wants to be more effective in influencing others–regardless of position, company, or industry. As I watch the devastating damage caused by Hurricane Harvey, I am reminded of the importance of the “soft skills” in getting things done, inspiring others, and offering hope.  In writing Leading with Wisdom:  Sage Advice from 100 Experts, one of the …

Four Practices for Engaging in Deep Work

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If you want to be more productive and/or you need your employees to be more productive, this post is for you. A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog post about why it is important to do deep work.  Based on the book Deep Work:  Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport, I described why it is important …

Example Of Peace, Courage, and Compassion

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One of the themes that emerged for my book “Leading with Wisdom:  Sage Advice from 100 Experts” was:  Leaders Connect with Empathy and Compassion.  When I asked how to do this, they gave ideas that are included in the book.  But this post can also add value for anyone in a leadership position.  Learn from a police officer who learned …

Creating A Place Where People Want To Work

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If you are in a position to influence the lives of others at work, then this blog post is for you.  Since we spend almost as much or more time at work than at home, it is important to create a place where people want to work.  Recently I had an article published based on a local case study.  Read …