2 POP-UP Live Zoom Webinars THIS TUESDAY!

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LEARNING NEVER ENDS You are welcome to join me THIS TUESDAY at 3:00 CDT when I interview Adam Bryant about leading during this crisis. For a decade, Bryant interviewed CEOs and other senior leaders for the Sunday New York Times in a column called The Corner Office. Bryant’s numerous interviews became a book by the same title The Corner Office. …

Becoming a Sage: Bill George

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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 Bill George.   Bill George is a senior fellow at Harvard Business School, where he has taught leadership since 2004. He is the author of: Discover Your True North and The Discover Your True North Fieldbook, Authentic Leadership, True North, Finding Your …

Leadership Development is Personal Development

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One of the statements I often make is: “Organizations only grow and improve when people grow and improve.  So to become a better leader, work on becoming a better person.” Since self-awareness is empowering, leadership development starts with understanding the self.  There is not a better time than now –during these uncertain and stressful times–to examine ourselves and how we …

Join me for a FREE Conversation THIS THURSDAY!

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In case you are stuck at home and looking for something to do … I invite you to join me for a FREE Happy Learning Hour with Ashton Applewhite on April 23 at 6pm Central Time. We’ll talk about the role of ageism in the current health crisis, and much more. Ashton is the author of This Chair Rocks and a TED speaker. You don’t want to miss our …

Why Vulnerability is a Leadership Strength

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One of the chapters in my book, Leading with Wisdom:  Sage Advice from 100 Experts, was titled “Vulnerability is a Strength.”  But when the manuscript came back from the editor it was titled:  “Leaders Connect with Empathy and Compassion.”  Since the book is written for an audience of men and women, the editor was concerned that vulnerability would not resonate …

Becoming a Sage: Ashton Applewhite

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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 Ashton Applewhite.   An internationally recognized expert on ageism, Ashton Applewhite is the author of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism, published this March by Celadon Books. She speaks widely at venues that have included the TED mainstage and the United Nations, and is a …

Remembering John Prine … Hello

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Ya’ know that old trees just grow stronger And old rivers grow wilder ev’ry day Old people just grow lonesome Waiting for someone to say, “Hello in there, hello” ……………. So if you’re walking down the street sometime And spot some hollow ancient eyes Please don’t just pass ’em by and stare As if you didn’t care, say, “Hello in …