Thoughts on The Bloating of America, and on The Encore Career… prompted by Marc Freedmans’s The Big Shift

First Friday Book Synopsis

I just presented my synopsis of The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond Midlife by Marc Freedman. Randy's blog entries aging Kurt Anderson Marc Freedman Peter Laslett Reset The Big ShiftIt is a thoughtful book, and a provocative read. Though there is a lot in it, from a host of sources, it raises issues that we have known for some time. And, in simple terms, it comes [.].

Are We (Boomers) Really In The Middle Of Middle Age – As Diana Nyad Says? If So, Then What Next?

First Friday Book Synopsis

Randy's blog entries Diana Nyad Marc Freedman Ready to Swim 103 Miles With the Sharks The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond MidlifeNews item: Diana Nyad is out to swim from Cuba to Key West– in one 60 hour swim. At the age of 61. There is ego involved, of course. But her swim has helped her turn a corner, she said, adding that she hopes it will empower others her age. “I I hope a couple will [.].


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Who Else Wants Two Weeks Paid Vacation Before the Start Date?

The Idolbuster

It is called a Pre’cation, the brainchild of Jason Freedman, who wrote about it on his blog Freedman has an aversion to vacations. Freedman started offering new employees two weeks of vacation before they start, as a way to make sure that everyone has some time off and arrive rested. Chaplin should have taken 2 weeks off before starting his new job. I heard a crazy idea the other day: Offer people two weeks of paid vacation before they start work.

8 Factors Hindering Your Company’s Performance

CEO Insider

License and Republishing: The views expressed in this article 8 Factors Hindering Your Company’s Performance are those of the author Andrew Freedman alone and not the CEOWORLD magazine. Have you ever heard a leader say, “I want to figure out how to make this a difficult place to work!

Thoughts That Make You Go Hmmm on…Prophesies, Predictions, and Forecasts

The Practical Leader

Freedman , Wrong: Why Experts Keep Failing Us and How to Know When Not to Trust Them. "You Freedman forecasts Fortune Magazine Future Babble: Why Expert Predictions Fail - and Why We Believe Them Anyway geoffrey colvin Great by Choice: Uncertainty Jim Collin's Morten Hansen Predictions Prophesies Wilbur Wright Wrong: Why Experts Keep Failing Us and How to Know When Not to Trust Them"I confess that in 1901 I said to my brother Orville that man would not fly for 50 years.

Five Reasons To Offer Two Weeks Pre’cation Before the Start Date

The Idolbuster

Business Case For Good Featured changing jobs competition for employees employee benefits Jason freedman life balance negotiating benefits pre''cation signing bonus time to recharge vacation work-life balance Rocking Chair Crayon Box by Andrew Morrell Via Flickr CC. Recently I published a post on the Pre’cation , the most innovative employee benefit I have seen in years. The pre’cation offers employees two weeks paid vacation before the start date.

What strategy is (and what it isn’t):

Strategy Driven

Sir Lawrence Freedman of Oxford University is one of the world’s preeminent international scholars on politics and war. Strategy, Oh what a lofty word. High-minded. Mysterious even conjuring wizards behind the curtain. Military generals hidden in a secret bunker calling the shots.

Planning Your Post-Retirement Career

Harvard Business Review

Featured Guest: Marc Freedman, founder and CEO of Civic Ventures and author of The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond Midlife. Download this podcast. Managing yourself Managing yourself Managing yourself Managing yourself

Are you Ready for the Next Level?

Great Leadership By Dan

They will learn and practice with Elizabeth Freedman , an executive coach from one of the leading executive communication firms, Bates Communications. At my last company, where I was responsible for leadership development and succession planning, I once received a phone call on a Friday afternoon from one of my favorite managers. It went like this: “Dan, I just found out I’m going to promoted to a senior manage on Monday. Is there a senior manager school I could go to ASAP?”.

10 Elements of a Great Woman’s Leadership Development Program

Great Leadership By Dan

Elizabeth Freedman , Bates Communications. I’ve recently had the opportunity to help design a brand-new open-enrollment Woman’s Leadership Development Program to be offered through the University of New Hampshire’s Executive Development Program. Given that I’ve written about how to design great leadership development programs , I thought it might make for an interesting case study to share with readers how I applied a lifetime of leadership development expertise to this program.

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Why do smart people do dumb things?

Coaching Tip

EQ has quickly become a global movement that’s helping companies large and small rebuild trust internally to make its employees happier and more productive, which in turn impacts the overall ROI,” said Joshua Freedman, chief operating officer for Six Seconds and the chairman of NexusEQ, a global conference taking place this summer at Harvard. “We

Plan a Satisfying Retirement

Harvard Business Review

That’s a long time,” says Marc Freedman, CEO of and the author of The Big Shift. Give yourself time to rest, renew, and restore,” says Freedman. Your goal, says Freedman, is to “figure out what your priorities are at this juncture in your life.”. Freedman advises taking a “try-before-you-buy” approach. It’s also helpful to spend time with others who are “wrestling with the same challenges you are,” says Freedman.

Leadership That Longfellow Would Appreciate

Harvard Business Review

Marc Freedman, chair of the Civic Ventures think tank , calls it "one of the most significant social trends of the new century." Editor's note: This post is part of a three-week series examining innovation in health care, published in partnership with the Advanced Leadership Initiative at Harvard University. In a famous scene in 1875, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow returned to Bowdoin College with his classmates to celebrate their 50th reunion.

Yes, Marketers, There Is Life After Mommyblogging

Harvard Business Review

On her blog, A Boomer's Life After 50 , Judi Freedman covers everything from heart health to cooking, to dealing with raising adult children and the recent loss of her mom. "We buy stuff too."