Becoming a Sage: Sherry Borzo

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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 Sherry Borzo.   Today I am interviewing Sherry Borzo, whom I have known for many years because of our now adult children. Sherry Borzo is the founder of Storied Gifts, a personal publisher of histories. For more than a decade Storied Gifts …

Why Age When You Can Sage

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I am excited to share my recent article published in Next Avenue.  Please let me know what you think. Next Avenue is a Minnesota PBS journalism website that publishes wonderful newsletters full of news you should read and know.  Their tag line is:  Where grown-ups keep growing.  I feel fortunate to have my article published in this newsletter where I …

Are you Aging or Sage-ing?

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If we are lucky, we are all getting older with each passing day. From the day we are born, we are aging.  But we could be sage-ing. Read this post to learn the difference.  This post is relevant to all of us. If you regularly read my posts, I blog about leading, living, and sage-ing or conscious aging.  Our society …

Why Joe Biden Should Not Run For President

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This post is my personal opinion based on my life and work experience.  It is not political, but practical.  Since I have shared the following story with several people lately, I thought I would write it up and post it to see the reaction.  Joe Biden is likely to throw his hat into the ring and I wanted to weigh …

Learning from the Comeback “Kid”

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Why do we like to cheer for the underdog?  Why do we want redemption?  We are human and we make mistakes.  Read this to learn more. The comeback “kid.”  Before Tiger Woods won the Masters golf tournament for the fifth time and fifth green jacket, there were plenty of articles about Tiger.  One article in particular pointed out how it …

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, …