Leadership Lessons from Mister Rogers–A Sage

Jann Freed Leading Leave a Comment

Similar to several other people, I have been obsessed with Mister Rogers!  While my sons did not watch Mister Rogers often (I discouraged most TV and video games perhaps to a fault), I am now reading and watching all I can find about the man and it is easy to do.  (His commencement speeches such as at Dartmouth and Marquette are …

Every Day Can Be Thanksgiving

Jann Freed Leading Leave a Comment

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 …

Why Leaders Need to Understand Death and Loss

Jann Freed Leading, Sage-ing Leave a Comment

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?

Jann Freed Leading, Sage-ing Leave a Comment

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?

Jann Freed Leading Leave a Comment

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.!” …

Why Good Leaders Go Bad

Jann Freed Leading Leave a Comment

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 …

The Costs for the Lack of Community and Isolation

Jann Freed Leading Leave a Comment

Several of my recent posts have been about the value of community, loneliness and the lack of community, and how leaders need to know more about mental health.  In fact, I think the most important task of leaders is to build community.  This post is about the costs for the lack of community and isolation.  We need to gather and …

Why Leaders Need to Understand Mental Health

Jann Freed Leading, Living Leave a Comment

This post is a follow up to my blog post “Why Workplaces Would Improve if Men had more Friends.”  As I thought more about the topic, it is not just workplaces, but society in general needs to understand the crisis taking place.  This crisis is affecting families, workplaces, and most relationships.   Recently, I attended an event that I can’t stop …

How To Manage Your Professional Decline

Jann Freed Leading Leave a Comment

This post is for anyone who wants to understand how the mind, body, and spirit works through our various life stages.  Books fill the shelves and the internet telling us how to be successful.  But where do we learn to manage our careers over time and why this is important?  Read this post to learn more about how to manage …

Increase Your PNR to Increase Your ROI

Jann Freed Leading Leave a Comment

This post is about culture–how to create a culture where people want to work.  Recently, I read The Culture Solution by Matthew Kelly–a good read.  Hopefully, this blog post will encourage you to read his book.  Culture matters and leaders need to create a healthy culture.  One of the management gurus I admire most is Peter Drucker who said, “Culture …