Becoming a Sage: Connie Zweig

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Welcome to the Becoming a Sage podcast, hosted by Dr. Jann. This week’s episode features Dr. Jann’s conversation with Connie Zweig.   Dr. Connie Zweig, known as the Shadow Expert, is co-author of Meeting the Shadow and Romancing the Shadow and author of Meeting the Shadow of Spirituality, as well as a novel, A Moth to the Flame, the Life of …

Never Stop Learning

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This post is written for people who believe in personal development and strive to be the best they can be by learning and growing in the process. Recently, I was the keynote speaker at a regional Toastmasters conference south of Chicago.  The title of my talk was “Don’t Age!  Become a Sage.”  Then in the afternoon I conducted an interactive workshop “What …

Real Leaders Have Integrity

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If you are in a position to influence the lives of others, this post is for you.  Since the most important person to lead is yourself, hopefully you will find it relevant.   NOTE:  My next podcast will be this Friday, May 11th where I interview a Sage about living life on purpose and with meaning.   in·teg·ri·ty [in- teg-ri-tee] NOUN 1.adherence to …

Becoming a Sage Episode 9

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Welcome to the Becoming a Sage podcast, hosted by Dr. Jann. Episode 9 features Dr. Jann’s conversation with Chris Monroe.   Chris enjoyed a wonderful career collaborating with newspaper publishers on ways to reach audiences in new and different ways, sharing the dynamics of an ever-changing industry with the uninitiated and protecting the public’s right to know from government intrusion. The …

Becoming a Sage Episode 8

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Welcome to the Becoming a Sage podcast, hosted by Dr. Jann. Episode 8 features Dr. Jann’s conversation with Marianne Oehser.   Marianne Oehser is a certified Retirement and Relationship Coach who focuses on assisting people build happy, fulfilling lives in the “post-career” phase of their lives. She also assists singles and couples build and maintain healthy and rewarding relationships – after …

Becoming a Sage Episode 6

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Welcome to the Becoming a Sage podcast, hosted by Dr. Jann.  Episode 6 features Dr. Jann’s conversation with Dorian (aka Dori) Mintzer, M.S.W., Ph.D.   Dori Mintzer, M.S.W., Ph.D., is a Licensed Psychologist who provides Psychotherapy, Career/Life Transition Coaching, Couples Relationship Coaching, Executive Coaching and Speaking. She is a Licensed Third Age Coach and a 2Young2Retire Certified Facilitator. She facilitates workshops …

5 Tips on Creating a Healthy Corporate Culture

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Creating a healthy corporate culture is one of the most important roles for leaders.  Culture is the “invisible tapestry” that weaves people together and influences how people think, feel, and act.  In the absence of a strong and positive culture, people are not connected and the culture can become toxic.  Based on my experience and research, below are five tips …

Living and Dying as a Sage

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Iowa lost one of our pillars recently with the death of Joy Corning, former Lt. Governor of Iowa.  Since Joy knew she had a terminal illness, she embraced her life and her mortality.  Joy recognized that dying was a part of living.  For example, Joy started giving away her special possessions to her three daughters and friends and sharing stories about the …

Why Are Leaders Not Walking The Talk?

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One of my favorite parts of the Sunday New York Times is the Sunday Business section titled “Corner Office” by Adam Bryant.  It is always on page two and consists of a Q and A with CEOs or senior leaders.  The questions tend to focus on leadership, culture, interview questions, and advice to college graduates.  Because of the content, I …

Why Life Transitions Are Difficult

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As I have said before, I am on a mission to retire the word “retirement.”  I remind people that we are not “retiring,” but we are moving on.  Everyone will move onto something.  We may be paid (encore career or second career) or we may not be paid (volunteer) or we may work part-time.  But we will be doing something …