Why Leaders Need to Understand Death and Loss

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This post is for anyone who is or has experienced loss.  And if you are in the position to influence the lives of others, then you need to read this post–for sure. An unusual theme that emerged that became a chapter in my book Leading with Wisdom:  Sage Advice for 100 Experts.  The theme was this:  leaders need to understand death …

What Legacy Are You Leaving?

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Being aware of the legacy you are leaving can make you a better person–a more effective leader.  What legacy are you leaving?  How do you know?  Read this to learn more. As a certified Sage-ing Leader through Sage-ing International, I learned the significance of what we call “legacy work.”  Thinking about the difference we are making in the world (legacy …

This Is Community!

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A topic I have consistently blogged about is the LACK of community in our current society.  We put up privacy fences to keep our neighbors out.  A good neighbor is often considered someone who does not bother us.  Do we even know our neighbors to borrow a cup of sugar?  Yet, most people do care.  Read and listen to this story about community. …

Are you a Middlescent?

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This is a follow up to my last blog post about the power of language.  A new life stage has emerged and we don’t know what to call it.  Read this to learn if you are a middlescent. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of Americans who will live into their nineties is anticipated to quadruple by 2050.  If you …

What’s in a Name? Language is Powerful

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This post is written for anyone 50+.  It is time to claim our space and own who we are at this point in time.  Once we understand ourselves, it is easier to understand others.  And language is powerful.   Since the most important person to lead is oneself, I am focused on helping employees aged 50+ find meaning and purpose …

Why Age When You Can Sage

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I am excited to share my recent article published in Next Avenue.  Please let me know what you think. Next Avenue is a Minnesota PBS journalism website that publishes wonderful newsletters full of news you should read and know.  Their tag line is:  Where grown-ups keep growing.  I feel fortunate to have my article published in this newsletter where I …

Are you Aging or Sage-ing?

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If we are lucky, we are all getting older with each passing day. From the day we are born, we are aging.  But we could be sage-ing. Read this post to learn the difference.  This post is relevant to all of us. If you regularly read my posts, I blog about leading, living, and sage-ing or conscious aging.  Our society …

For A Meaningful Life–Start with Finding Your Purpose

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We are all busy.  But are you filling your life or are you living a fulfilling life?  This post is for people who are seeking to make sure they are living their life on purpose and with meaning.   Recently, I conducted the Overview Coaching Cohort from Beyond the Money (BTM).  Beyond the Money is a series of coaching cohorts which help employees …

One Humorous Perspective on “Retirement”

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Since my focus is on the non-financial aspects of pre-retirement planning, my posts are meant to inform, educate, and stimulate thinking around life beyond one’s main career.  But it is important to keep a sense of humor in life.  Read this to learn more. Since 2000, I have regularly attended the Management & Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference (MOBTC).  Even since leaving full-time teaching, …