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, …

Being in the Presence of Sages

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Since attending the Sage-ing International Conference in October, I have been blogging about what I learned, who I met, and sharing what I think people need to know to become a Sage.  This post is another example of what it feels like to be in the presence of Sages.  If you want to become a Sage and not just age, this …

Why Purpose is Powerful

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One of my main conclusions from writing Leading with Wisdom:  Sage Advice from 100 Experts, is that it is hard to be a good leader if you are not a good person. And being a good person just does not happen.  We have to continue to work at it or the ego will control us instead of us controlling the …

What Does It Mean To Be A Sage?

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In October, I attended the Sage-ing International Conference in Minneapolis.  Since I learned so much about positive aging and living a purposeful life, my next few posts are going to be a series on sage-ing–not aging.  But this first post is dedicated to one of my favorite Sages:  Bob Atchley. One of the highlights at each conference is listening to Bob …

Becoming an Elder or Getting Older

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Two weeks ago, I attended the Sage-ing International Conference in Minneapolis.  As a member of the conference planning committee, I could not wait for the conference after 15 months of planning.  For the next few weeks, I am going to have a series of posts sharing what I learned about positive aging, growing in wisdom, the difference between getting older …