Retirement: It’s Beyond the Money!

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This post is written for everyone age 50+ and if you are in the position to make decisions about human resource benefits or employee satisfaction.  I am marketing a new initiative called “Beyond the Money” (BTM).  To learn more about this non-financial pre-retirement benefit, please read this blog post and let me know what you think.  If you follow my …

How To Leave A Legacy

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This post is an introduction to the value of legacy work.  On this Friday, listen to my podcast interview of Meg Newhouse, author of Legacies of the Heart.  To learn more about legacy work, please watch for the podcast this Friday.  In leadership workshops, I often ask the question:  When do leaders leave their legacy?  People usually give responses such …

Becoming More Resilient

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This post is for everyone dealing with the many stressors in life or setbacks such as professional and personal disappointments, divorce, illness, death of parents or friends, or any type of worry.  Unfortunately, we are living and working in uncertain times.  Learning to become more resilient can help us meet these challenges. Recently I wrote a post on why resilience …

Organizational Behavior 101: What You Need To Know

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This post is written for everyone who is working in a profit or not-for-profit organization.  The information will help you regardless if you are in a leadership position. With everything that is going on in the current environment (media, politics, education, and beyond) with sexual harassment accusations and people losing their positions, I feel compelled to offer some thoughts.  What …

Now Is The Time To Become More Resilient

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There is not a better time than now to become more resilient.  These uncertain and challenging times are testing our resiliency which is defined as “our ability to bounce back from adversity.”  Interestingly, most of the scientific research on resilience has been focused on children.  But what about adults and particularly resiliency in mid-life. Questions I often ask in workshops …

Why Resilience Is Critical and How To Become Resilient

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Since I am upgrading my website and blog platform, I hope you RESUBSCRIBE.  For RESUBSCRIBING, you will receive my FREE e-book “I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends.”  This e-book is about WHY leaders need to build community in workplaces and HOW to build it.  Thank you in advance for helping me in this way.  If you …

Learning How to be a Leader from CEOs

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Since I am upgrading my website and blog platform, I hope you will RESUBSCRIBE.  For RESUBSCRIBING, you will receive my FREE e-book “I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends.”  This e-book is about WHY leaders need to build community in workplaces and HOW to build it.  Thank you in advance for helping me in this way.  If …

Please Read: Important Message

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If you are reading this blog post, I HOPE you will CHOOSE to continue receiving my future posts.  As the result of upgrading my technological platform, you need to RESUBSCRIBE.  You can quickly do that by clicking here. As a subscriber, you receive my monthly podcast on the second Friday of each month.  This is where I interview some of …

Designing Your Life: Odyssey Planning 101

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For the past few weeks, my posts have reflected what I learned from reading Designing Your Life:  How To Build A Well-Lived Joyful Life by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans.  They advocate doing a quick assessment based on the dashboard metaphor in order to build a compass to guide your way. Since they consider the future to be an odyssey–a journey full …

Designing Your Life: Build a Compass

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Do you know the way?  Are you designing your life so the rest of life is the best of life?  Several of my recent posts have been about designing your life based on a book by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans titled Designing Your Life:  How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life.  They say start where you are and that requires …