What are your thoughts about retirement? Are you longing for the freedom that retirement affords? Or, are you concerned that you will be bored, craving for some structure to your days? The decision to retire is intimately tied to one’s work role, organization, family status, market conditions, finances and individual characteristics, as health, wealth, values and [...]
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Will your tribal knowledge walk out the door without grooming the next generation of leaders? Although planning for retirement has long been regarded as the responsibility of the employee, research indicates that employers who offer pre-retirement educational programs reap concrete benefits far beyond goodwill. Our research is starting to reveal that employees who feel valued by [...]
Are your HR decisions being guided by gross inaccuracies? • Are your older employees being passed over for promotion? • Are you less likely to invest in training and development initiatives for your mature workers? • Do you have a tendency of negatively evaluating older workers performance just because- well just because they are older? You [...]
You need to plan what you are retiring to, and not focus on what you are retiring from For many business leaders, work is the founding principle upon which their sense of self is derived. Work represents a symbol of achievement and a source of power and prestige. Specifically, work provides a sense of purpose, a [...]
Click Here to Subscribe "I wanted to go on my terms, without people behind my back saying when is the old baggonna leave?" 66-year old former vocational teacher "I wanted to leave at the height of my career." 68-year-old former treasurer of a large insurance company "I worried about my performance. I can't evaluate my own [...]
As a result of advances in medicine and increased longevity we are living longer and healthier lives. Ten years of ground breaking research has revealed that our lifestyle choices are actually more important than our genes, and optimistic beliefs and a positive perspective on aging can actually increase longevity! Researchers are not quite clear as to [...]
Have you ever been in a mad dash to get to work and prayed that you hit every green light so that you would arrive on time? In the last ten years that I have been facilitating pre-retirement seminars and conducting one on one interviews about people’s expectations or plans for retirement, the image of [...]
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