A Message for Leaders About Baby Boomers

I believe it is time for leaders to view – in a new light – the talent, the expertise and the wisdom of the Baby Boomers who are leaving or will soon be leaving your organizations. I also suggest that many, if not most, organizations are missing real opportunities to reap the benefits of Boomers …

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How Can You Become More Optimistic?

Does the way we view the world make a difference to anyone but ourselves? I have come to believe so. Here’s a little test: How do you view negative things that happen? Are they happening to you? To everyone? Can you change them? Pessimists view negative things that happen as something they inadvertently caused. They …

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Can You Sell Yourself?

For many of us Baby Boomers who have a dream of striking out on our own, there comes a time when we realize: It’s either now or never. We may want to be an independent consultant. Or we may have an innovative product idea. Perhaps we have a friend who shares our dream, and who we …

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Discover Something Inside Yourself By Volunteering

Like many Baby Boomers, Anne Levin has had to reinvent herself. Over time, she has come to find new meaning, depth and purpose in her life. In order to get there, though, she had to let go of certain ideas, and be open to seeing the world in a new light. Back in the mid-70’s, …

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Growing on Trees

The other day as we were coaching a Baby Boomer about the transition she was going through, it became clear that in order for her to even consider opening up to new possibilities, she first and foremost had to feel more secure about her financial situation. At the age of 64, she has just retired …

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Reinventing Yourself

Imagine you grew up in Princeton, and your family owned a hardware store in the center of town. Your father started it in 1937. And after he died of a heart attack when you were ten, you helped your mom, after school in the store. Fast forward, a dozen years later. You were accepted into …

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Unexpected Financial Advice

A number of Boomers we have been coaching have a dream of starting something on their own. Some want to turn a talent they have into a consulting practice. Some want to introduce an innovative idea for a product or service. Some can no longer deny the feeling that they need to be their own …

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Staying Focused After Losing Your Job

Baby Boomers who have lost their jobs late in their careers may feel like they are facing the future without a clear direction – and lacking a compass. It is certainly not a situation for which most Baby Boomers were prepared. We were raised believing that, for us, Maslow’s basic needs of survival and safety …

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Retiring One Day At A Time

When it comes time to retiring, many Baby Boomers are not ready for the abrupt change. Even if they are prepared financially and have been anticipating the newfound sense of freedom, the transition can be daunting. They may be concerned that, like a light switch, there will be a huge part of them that is …

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