How to Nurture Passion and Why it is Important

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In a recent post, I talked about the value of being passionately curious. Now I am advocating the value in staying passionate and nurturing passion regardless of age or stage of life. A few weeks ago, I attended the 2016 Sage-ing International Conference at Sunrise Ranch Conference and Retreat Center in Loveland, Colorado. There were about 300 people including some …

The Wisdom of CEOs

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My favorite section of the Sunday New York Times is Business because of “The Corner Office”–a weekly interview between Adam Bryant and a CEO.  In fact, I require my leadership students to read each weekly interview.  My purpose is for them to listen to themes and I know they will pick up some tips because I know I learn something …

How to Be a Good Boss in Bad Times

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As one of my sages said when interviewed for my book Leading with Wisdom:  Sage Advice from 100 Experts: “When times are tough is not the time to get tough.”–Jim Autry, author of Love and Profit:  The Art of Caring Leadership Robert Sutton, professor at Stanford, wrote a book a few years ago that I reference often:  Good Boss, Bad …

How Not To Let Ego Win

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The chapter in my book Leading With Wisdom:  Sage Advice from 100 Experts that has received the most attention is “Leaders Don’t Let Ego Win.”  I have been asked to give several keynote talks focused on this chapter.  The basic message is this: The ego wants to protect us–even when we are wrong.  So we need to be aware when …

Launch of New Website!

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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 …