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 …

Be Aware of Your Influence

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Leaders are people in the position to influence others.  But what kind of influence are you having on others?  This post reminds us to beware and be aware of your influence. As I was doing research for my book Leading With Wisdom:  Sage Advice from 100 Experts, I concluded that my definition for leader was this: A leader is a person in …

An Example of Grit, Integrity, and Character

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I have blogged about grit, integrity, and character.  This post combines it all in a great example.  In the current times, I think it is important to look for role models who reflect these qualities and we can’t have too many examples to guide our way.  In some of my previous blog posts, I have shared my thoughts on the …

Real Leaders Have Integrity

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If you are in a position to influence the lives of others, this post is for you.  Since the most important person to lead is yourself, hopefully you will find it relevant.   NOTE:  My next podcast will be this Friday, May 11th where I interview a Sage about living life on purpose and with meaning.   in·teg·ri·ty [in- teg-ri-tee] NOUN 1.adherence to …

Resilience: How To Bounce Back

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We are living in uncertain times with many industries and systems being disrupted.  All of these changes are potential cause for us to perceive numerous stressors.  This post builds on my previous blog posts about how to become resilient. Resiliency and how to become more resilient has become a hot topic these days.  Since we are living and working in times …

How Functional Are Your Reward Systems?

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Watching and reading about Facebook, Wells Fargo, and other companies in the news for acting illegally, unethically, or inappropriately inspired me to write this post about reward systems.   If you want to understand human behavior or why people act the way they do, study the reward system.  People behave in ways that are rewarded.  When you do this, you realize many …