Becoming a Sage: Gary Foster

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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 Gary Foster.   Gary Allen Foster is an executive recruiter, retirement and career transition coach, writer, and speaker. He is an over-70 portfolio-career guy and audacious ager dedicated to helping folks over 50 adopt a new perspective on how to live longer, …

Every Day Can Be Thanksgiving

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During the month of November, there are constant reminders of why we should give thanks.  This post combines my thoughts on this topic.   When I teach my leadership course in the fall (as I am now doing), I include a mandatory, but ungraded assignment. Each student is to handwrite a thank you note or note of gratitude to a person …

Becoming a Sage: Barbara Waxman

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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 Barbara Waxman.   Barbara Waxman is an gerontologist, leadership coach, and speaker BARBARA WAXMAN BIOGRAPHY whose insights are illuminating a crucial stage in our personal and professional lives: Middlescence. Between ages 45 and 65, right when we should be embracing life at …

Why Leaders Need to Understand Death and Loss

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This post is for anyone who is or has experienced loss.  And if you are in the position to influence the lives of others, then you need to read this post–for sure. An unusual theme that emerged that became a chapter in my book Leading with Wisdom:  Sage Advice for 100 Experts.  The theme was this:  leaders need to understand death …

What Legacy Are You Leaving?

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Being aware of the legacy you are leaving can make you a better person–a more effective leader.  What legacy are you leaving?  How do you know?  Read this to learn more. As a certified Sage-ing Leader through Sage-ing International, I learned the significance of what we call “legacy work.”  Thinking about the difference we are making in the world (legacy …

Why Do Leaders Act In Ways That Destroy Morale And MORE?

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If you think leadership is common sense, you need to read this for sure.  If you are in the position to influence the lives of others, then you are a leader.  This post is written for leaders at all levels.   People often say, “leadership is common sense.”  To which I reply, “It may be common sense, but common sense if not common practice.!” …

Becoming a Sage: Judy Steiert

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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 Judy Steiert.   Judy Steiert is a retired teacher from the Calgary Board of Education. She has engaged in the research, creation and presentation of Conscious Aging/Sage-ing courses since 2004. Judy is a Certified Sage-ing Leader with Sage-ing International, Conscious Aging Facilitator …

Andrew Luck: Control Your Destiny or Leave it to Luck?

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Definition of LUCK:  success or failure apparently brought by chance rather than through one’s own actions. Full disclosure: While I may watch football once in a while, I am not a big fan.  After years of being a football and basketball cheerleader in both high school and college, I preferred basketball because I understood it better and it is less …

This Is Community!

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A topic I have consistently blogged about is the LACK of community in our current society.  We put up privacy fences to keep our neighbors out.  A good neighbor is often considered someone who does not bother us.  Do we even know our neighbors to borrow a cup of sugar?  Yet, most people do care.  Read and listen to this story about community. …

Why Good Leaders Go Bad

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Why are there so many bad leaders?  Why do good leaders go bad?  So many clients and friends complain about toxic leaders.  If you are in a position to influence the lives of others, you need to be aware to make sure you are not a bad leader.  Read this post to learn more about toxic leaders and what to …