There was a time when the older you were, the more respect you garnered. But this was also a time of disrespect to youth, when children (and women) were supposed to be seen and not heard. Then in the 60s, the boomers turned this notion on its head, and the mantra flipped to not trusting […]
All over the world, people are working past the usual retirement ages. In some cases, this is due to the minimum age rising, and in others, people need or want the income, the security. But, as I’ve discussed before, many people are continuing to work because they want to, because being 65, 70, 80, even 90 is not the same today as it once was. The idea of retiring at 65 today often feels as foreign as it would feel to a 45-year-old.
I’ve talked before about presence, what it is and why it’s important to develop, (see “Unwrapping Your Presence”). The first steps in developing this presence are asking the right questions, then opening yourself up to listening to the answers from the visionary voice inside you. These answers (or more and better questions) might come from within, […]
Warren Buffet’s article in Fortune could not be more spot on about why women and men should both care about gender equality in business. No manager operates his or her plants at 80% efficiency when steps could be taken that would increase output. And no CEO wants male employees to be underutilized when improved training […]
We all know that to accomplish anything, at some point, we have to act. In fact, in western culture, this is so internalized, that people often spend their days racing from one thing to another, always doing, doing, doing. As we age, many of us feel even more pressure to beat the clock. In fact, […]
I have discussed the importance of strengthening and creating intergenerational relationships, but usually, I’m talking about the relationships between boomers and the younger generations, the X’s and the millennials. One important connection, however, for boomer women in particular, is with the generation of matures, those women who are in their 70s and 80s right now, many of the first feminists who are also among the first to transition from work to “retirement” and to benefit from our increasing longevity.
Many of us are waiting. We’re playing it safe, not taking any risks, putting off our next big steps, the transformations we long to make in our lives and work, until the winds of global economic change die down. We’ve locked the doors, boarded up the windows, and headed down into the basement. But the […]
Time has come today. Young hearts can go their way. Can’t put it off another day. I don’t care what others say. They say we don’t listen anyway. Time has come today. Hey. Time. Now the time has come. Time. There are things to realize. Time. Time has come today. Time. Time has come today. […]
Another quality of the visionary, along with presence, truth telling, discernment, wisdom, etc., is a combination of empathy and humility that I call humanility. Being humble is to be free from false pride and arrogance. It does not mean lacking confidence or being falsely self-deprecating, for it rests on a clear sense of the truth […]
For years, at World Future Society meetings and elsewhere, NASA scientists and other climate experts have been urging professional futurists to heed the call to action: Our climate is changing at an unnatural, accelerated pace that if unchecked will have disastrous consequences. They woke us up to how bad things already were and how bad […]