Leaders: ‘Tis the Season to Raise Your Emotional Intelligence

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Since it is the holiday season, this post is to remind leaders to pay attention to their emotional intelligence.  Be aware that not everyone is jolly and merry.  Leadership is a relationship and leaders need to have antennas up to make sure people are getting the support they need at this time of year. The other day I was running …

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 …

Good Stories about Civility, Character, and Voting

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IMPORTANT:  Vote on Tuesday, November 6th until 9PM (Central) CBS Sunday Morning had two great segments featuring interesting stories about civility, character, and voting.  I encourage you to click on each of the links below. The first story (link) tells a story of cooperation, collaboration, and working across the aisle.  It is a story about putting people first and not …

Why Be A Dream Coach

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Learn about a new way to be a on-the-job coach to enhance productivity, satisfaction, and growth.   This summer I participated in a webinar through the Conscious Elders Network.  Through this experience, I met Nancy Coiro and learned she is a Dream Coach.  My eyes went wide open!  A few years ago, I read the book The Dream Manager by Matthew Kelly and …

Creativity Matters

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This post is written for people who are interested in vision, passion, purpose, and creativity.  Learn to be optimistic and full of hope–so needed in organizations today. I describe myself as a hobbyist photographer who still shoots mainly black and white film.  While I have a small digital camera, I still prefer to use my older and heavier cameras.  In …

Why Curiosity is Good for Business

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This post is written for leaders who want to improve the organization’s performance by understanding the value of encouraging curiosity and creativity.  Since curiosity/curious is a favorite concept of mine, I am sharing what I recently learned. When my sons were young, I told them they could not use the words “hate” or “bored.”  While they may dislike something, they …

Learn the Trends in HR!

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On September 26th (5:30om-8:30pm), DisruptHR is taking place and I am fortunate to be one of the speakers.  I am excited to participate and my topic is titled:  Thinking Beyond the Money.  According to the website: DisruptHR DSM is a night of short, focused talks designed to energize, inform, and empower HR leaders, business professionals, and community leaders who are …

Why Rituals Are Important

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I have been thinking a lot about rituals and why they are important.  In previous posts, I have shared why building community is one of the most essential tasks for a leader. This post is written for people who want to build a sense of stronger community within their workplace and/or within their family. Lately I have been thinking about …

Employee Engagement is Key: Read This To Learn More About It!

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  Employee engagement is critical for productivity, satisfaction, and growth.  But only 30 percent of employees are engaged in their work. Most people are disengaged or actively disengaged! This post is written for people who want to learn more about it in this post and podcast. Mark Crowley, author of Lead from the Heart, is one leadership guru I follow.  In fact, …

Leadership Wisdom Based on Experience

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Leaders can learn from the experiences of others.  We can learn from both good and bad experiences.  And we know hindsight is enlightening if we pay attention.  Read this to learn from hundreds of interviews with CEOs. For 10 years, Adam Bryant wrote a column every Sunday for the New York Times where he interviewed CEOs and/or senior leaders.  Now David Gelles …