Becoming a Sage: Marci Alboher

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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 Marci Alboher.   Marci Alboher is one of the nation’s leading authorities on career issues and workplace trends. A former blogger and columnist for The New York Times, her latest book is “The Encore Career Handbook: How to Make a Living and …

Why Good People Do Bad Things

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This post is written for anyone who is trying to figure out why good people can do some bad things and in the process hurt many people.  The legacy we leave is the life we lead.–Jim Kouzes   NOTE:  My next podcast will be posted this Friday (the second Friday of each month)!  Listen to learn more about Becoming a Sage. …

Never Stop Learning

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This post is written for people who believe in personal development and strive to be the best they can be by learning and growing in the process. Recently, I was the keynote speaker at a regional Toastmasters conference south of Chicago.  The title of my talk was “Don’t Age!  Become a Sage.”  Then in the afternoon I conducted an interactive workshop “What …

How to Lose Friends and Alienate People

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This post is written for leaders who should and need to be thinking about succession planning.  This is a reminder of what not to do.   This is a twist on the book How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie.  Since my passion is helping people and organizations get from where they are to where they want to be, …

Becoming a Sage: Pat Hoertdoerfer

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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 Pat Hoertdoerfer.   Rev. Patricia Hoertdoerfer is a professional educator and a retired Unitarian Universalist minister who practiced her leadership in academic institutions, congregations, UUA staff and camps/conference centers, and interfaith communities over the past forty years. As a certified Sage-ing® Leader …

Now is the time to build community

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This post is for leaders in profit and not-for-profit organizations who want to know how to be most effective.  The bottom-line is this:  Leadership is not about you.  It is about what you can build and create as a result of your position and influence.  Use it to build community.  Read on to learn more. I am fascinated by the …

How to Win Friends and Influence People

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Dale Carnegie’s classic book by this same title as this post shares many ways to win friends and influence people.  I believe Mr. Carnegie would agree with the content of this post.  While I am describing a small detail, often the small things are the big things that matter most.   This might change your perspective in a positive way.   Many …

For A Meaningful Life–Start with Finding Your Purpose

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We are all busy.  But are you filling your life or are you living a fulfilling life?  This post is for people who are seeking to make sure they are living their life on purpose and with meaning.   Recently, I conducted the Overview Coaching Cohort from Beyond the Money (BTM).  Beyond the Money is a series of coaching cohorts which help employees …

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, …