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 …

How To Live A Well Designed Life

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This post is my last in a series of recent posts based on reading the book Designing Your Life:  How To Build A Well-Lived, Joyful Life by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans.  They teach how to grow into your life regardless of age or stage.  If you go to their website, they provide numerous resources including worksheets to help you work through …

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 …

Life Design Assessment: How is your life right now?

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How well are you living your life with intention?  This post is a follow up to a previous post about designing your life–regardless of age or life stage.  This post explains a quick assessment (dashboard) to give you an idea of where you are right now so that you can decide where you want to go and how to get …

Work Deeply and Then Be Done

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This post is written for those of you who are Type A, driven, goal oriented, and who have trouble slowing down and appreciating downtime.  If you know how to work deeply, now you need to learn how to “be done” with work.   As the saying goes, “work hard and play hard.”  A few of my recent posts have been …

Example Of Peace, Courage, and Compassion

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One of the themes that emerged for my book “Leading with Wisdom:  Sage Advice from 100 Experts” was:  Leaders Connect with Empathy and Compassion.  When I asked how to do this, they gave ideas that are included in the book.  But this post can also add value for anyone in a leadership position.  Learn from a police officer who learned …

When We Need Community The Most: Where Is Everyone?

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Several of my recent posts have been on the need for leaders to build community in workplaces because of the growing disease of social isolation.  In fact, I was recently giving a talk at a technology conference about the importance of “disconnecting to connect.” But where is everyone when we need them most?  Where is our community of people we …

Learning from Life Experience: Predicting the Future and Reflecting on the Past

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In workshops, I often ask these two questions: What is the difference between getting older and becoming an elder? What are the differences between someone who is aging and someone who is becoming a sage or sage-ing? The responses usually include wisdom:  someone who is wise and shares wisdom.  Then I ask, “How do we become wise?”  Just because we …

Vulnerability is a Leadership Strength

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Vulnerability is a leadership strength. This was the title of one of the chapters in my book Leading with Wisdom:  Sage Advice from 100 Experts.  But the editor from my publishing company did not think that title would resonate with male leaders.  So the chapter is called:  Leaders Connect with Empathy and Compassion. I still believe vulnerability is a strength, yet …