Find out the secret of consistently creating a legacy of good in the world
Although this is not an easy time for anyone, it’s more important than ever to focus on giving thanks for what we do have. Living a life of meaning helps us give thanks by creating even more good in the world. But what is the secret of doing this more consistently when so much is demanded of us in both our business and personal lives?
Find out by listening to Episode 177 – a “fan favorite” episode featuring our conversation with “Dr. Jann” Freed, Ph.D. She shares what she has discovered about the secret to living a meaningful life using a concept she developed, called The Breadcrumb Legacy.™
Dr. Jann is a leadership development consultant, author, and speaker, and a Professor of Business Management Emerita at Central College, Pella, Iowa, an adjunct professor for the University of Iowa, and a Director for the Bank Iowa Board. She is the author or co-author of five books. In her most recent book, Leading with Wisdom: Sage Advice from 100 Experts, she interviews prominent leadership gurus such as Jim Autry, Marshall Goldsmith, Sally Helgeson, Dan Pink, and Margaret Wheatley. (read Dr. Jann Freed’s bio below)
You’ll find out:
- The mindset that can help you consciously shape the words and actions that build the legacy you leave in the world, every day
- The surprising truth about what creates real meaning in our lives and those around us, even when we’re not thinking about it
- Three immediately actionable steps for living a life of meaning and creating a positive legacy
About Dr. Jann Freed
Jann Freed, Ph.D. is a leadership development consultant, author, and speaker that organizations hire to improve employee engagement, navigate change management, or to develop leaders at all ages and career stages. “Dr. Jann,” as many know her, is particularly interested in helping employees over 50 find meaning and purpose beyond their careers. She does this through the use of a concept she developed — The Breadcrumb Legacy™ — in which people create new meaning for themselves and others through small daily actions. A partial list of her clients includes American Enterprise Group, Drake University, IMT Insurance, and UnityPoint Health.
Dr. Jann is Professor of Business Management Emerita and the former Mark and Kay De Cook Endowed Chair in Leadership and Character Development at Central College, Pella, Iowa, and is an adjunct professor for the University of Iowa. She is also a Director for the Bank Iowa Board and a member of a number of community organizations.
Dr. Jann is the author or co-author of five books. In her most recent book, Leading with Wisdom: Sage Advice from 100 Experts, she interviews prominent leadership gurus such as Jim Autry, Marshall Goldsmith, Sally Helgeson, Dan Pink, and Margaret Wheatley. Dr. Jann blogs weekly on her website about leading, living, and “sage-ing” or conscious aging. She also has a monthly podcast series, Becoming a Sage, where she interviews top thought leaders in the field of conscious aging.
Learn more about Dr. Jann Freed.
Resources for This Episode
- Visit Jann Freed’s website
- Listen to Dr. Jann’s conversations with thought leaders (including us) in the 2020 Leadership Legacy Virtual Summit
- Find out more about Dr. Jann’s book, Leading With Wisdom: Sage Advice From 100 Experts
- Read Dr. Jann’s blog
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