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 …

Tell Me: What Will You Miss?

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One person I follow is Courtney Martin. She had a post asking her followers to share what they will miss when the pandemic is over. We are hearing a lot about looking for the silver linings during this time. Martin shared this: There is a poll that showed that only 9% of Britons want life to return to “normal,” after sheltering-in: …

Why COVID-19 is Good Practice for Retirement

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You will never have more time than you have right now. This pandemic makes for an interesting time to be working. Unless you are an essential worker, you are likely working from home. The transition seemed to happen fast and is lasting longer than what you might have imagined. My husband’s firm said they will not return to their offices …

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 …