What does it mean to be a good neighbor in these uncertain times?

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We are living and working in unprecedented times.  Organizations and the leaders in them are having to react quickly and communicate clearly in order to protect people while still sustaining the organization.  This is the time for communities to come together and support one another.   I have written fairly extensively about the value of community and how leaders need to …

Becoming a Sage: Marci Alboher

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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 Marci Alboher.   Marci Alboher is one of the nation’s leading authorities on career issues and workplace trends. A former blogger and columnist for The New York Times, her latest book is “The Encore Career Handbook: How to Make a Living and …

The 5 Hows to Happiness

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In a previous post, I shared the key to happiness based on research and the book by Sonja Lyubomirsky titled The How of Happiness. The key to happiness is what she calls “The 40 percent Solution” defined as “40 percent is that part of our happiness that is in our power to change through how we act and how we think, that …

The Key to Happiness Is …

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This post is written for anyone and everyone who wants to understand how to be happy.  I bet that includes YOU! The pursuit of happiness is a hot topic these days.  If you do a quick Google search, you will find more than 23,000 books with happiness in the title.  In addition to books, there a more than you can count articles …

Four Life Lessons from Mister Rogers

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This past year I was mesmerized by Mister Rogers.  Since my boys were not loyal watchers of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, I am not sure why I am so intrigued–but I am not alone.  The documentary I loved and I enjoyed Tom Hanks portraying Rogers in the movie A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood almost as much. I think my fascination is with …

Becoming a Sage: Gary Foster

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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 Gary Foster.   Gary Allen Foster is an executive recruiter, retirement and career transition coach, writer, and speaker. He is an over-70 portfolio-career guy and audacious ager dedicated to helping folks over 50 adopt a new perspective on how to live longer, …

Loneliness is Killing Us. Why We Should Care.

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Loneliness is killing us! We may think we are connected, but this an illusion.  Too many people are feeling lonely and especially younger people.  Articles on loneliness are published daily.  This CBS Sunday Morning segment on loneliness and suicide got my attention and I could not stop thinking about it.  And this was all before the Covid-19 pandemic.  The big fear is more …

His Legacy Will Live On: Remembering Clayton Christensen

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This week the world lost a management scholar, guru, and sage Clayton Christensen who died January 24th.  A professor at Harvard Business School, he was named in 2011 the world’s most influential business thinker in a biennial ranking conducted by Thinkers50.  He had a couple of near-death experiences (NDEs) which caused him to be reflective and introspective. In 2010, Christensen gave …

Guest Post: Leading from the Middle

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Enjoy this guest blog post written by Gwyn Teatro. If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito ~ Dalai Lama Leading from the middle is not really a new idea. But I suspect there are many people working in the middle of their organizations who don’t recognize their real potential to lead or …