How to Win Friends and Influence People

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Dale Carnegie’s classic book by this same title as this post shares many ways to win friends and influence people.  I believe Mr. Carnegie would agree with the content of this post.  While I am describing a small detail, often the small things are the big things that matter most.   This might change your perspective in a positive way.   Many …

6 Guidelines to Create a Vision For the Life You Want

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This is a special guest post by Jesse Lyn Stoner.  I follow her work and use her book, Full Steam Ahead:  Unleash the Power of Vision in Your Life and Work, in my leadership work.  Since the most important person to lead is yourself, having a vision for your life is critical in helping you get from where you are …

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 …

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 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 …