Launch of New Website!

Jann Freed Leading

This was an exciting month as I launched my new website that I have spent many months redesigning with my website team. Thanks to those of you who sent nice emails commenting on the new site. If for some reason you did not receive my email blast, please go to JannFreed.com and check it out. It may be that you …

Why Are Leaders Not Walking The Talk?

Jann Freed Uncategorized Leave a Comment

One of my favorite parts of the Sunday New York Times is the Sunday Business section titled “Corner Office” by Adam Bryant.  It is always on page two and consists of a Q and A with CEOs or senior leaders.  The questions tend to focus on leadership, culture, interview questions, and advice to college graduates.  Because of the content, I …

Why Life Transitions Are Difficult

Jann Freed Uncategorized Leave a Comment

As I have said before, I am on a mission to retire the word “retirement.”  I remind people that we are not “retiring,” but we are moving on.  Everyone will move onto something.  We may be paid (encore career or second career) or we may not be paid (volunteer) or we may work part-time.  But we will be doing something …

Why Vulnerability is a Leadership Strength

Jann Freed Uncategorized Leave a Comment

One of the chapters in my book, Leading with Wisdom:  Sage Advice from 100 Experts, was titled “Vulnerability is a Strength.”  But when the manuscript came back from the editor it was titled:  “Leaders Connect with Empathy and Compassion.”  Since the book is written for an audience of men and women, the editor was concerned that vulnerability would not resonate …

To Change Name or Not Change: That is the Question

Jann Freed Living Leave a Comment

Since I blog about leading, learning, sage-ing and living, this post concerns a life question on which I have been thinking. From last April through June, my husband and I were on the wedding circuit. We attended six weddings—all in Des Moines and all at different venues. It is fun watching the kids of our friends get married. We had …