The Four P’s of Leadership

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Recently, I had the chance to hear again Dr. Tererari Trent speak at Inspired–the annual event by Chrysalis.  As a board member, we have had a year-long series of events celebrating our 25th birthday and Dr. Trent was the highlight for me this year.  Her story is remarkable–so remarkable that she was an honoree as… [Continue Reading]

The Gifting the World as We Sage

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In August, I went to the bi-annual conference of Sage-ing International. It was held at Seattle University and that was a treat for me because one of my favorite things is to be on college campuses. There is another annual teaching conference I attend that also meets on college campuses all over the country.   We… [Continue Reading]

What kind of leader are you?

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Just in the last week, I had three opportunities to talk about my book, Leading with Wisdom:  Sage Advice from 100 Experts, with three different groups–local Chamber of Commerce, professional women’s breakfast club, and a small group organized by a friend.  These events came about from my summer “lunch and learn” promotion.  So I am… [Continue Reading]

Leaders Need to Be Creative

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We are living in a time of constant change and technology reminds us of that.  The minute I figure out how to use my phone, computer, sound system, there is a new model or update or cord that I need.  Innovation is everywhere and this requires “thinking outside of the box” and looking for new… [Continue Reading]

What will your verse be?

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In late August, I was at my biannual sage-ing conference in Seattle so I am behind in blogging and playing catch up.  The title of the conference was “Gifting the World as We Age.”  But as someone pointed out, it should have been “Gifting the World as We Sage.”  The conference was wonderful because of… [Continue Reading]

How is your judgment?

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Great leaders are celebrated for their judgment. According to Warren Bennis and Noel Tichy, judgment is not about intellect, but of character and courage.  Given the uncertain times in which we live and work, it makes sense that we need character and courage.  Character is the moral compass–what Bill George refers to as “true north”–and… [Continue Reading]

Do you have the “Happiness Advantage?”

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Shawn Achor is on a mission to help people understand happiness.  “Research shows that when people work with a positive mind-set, performance on nearly every level–productivity, creativity, engagement–improves.  Yet, happiness is perhaps the most misunderstood driver of performance.  Most people believe the success precedes happiness … But success is a moving target.  The happiness that… [Continue Reading]