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“Ripening at 70” by Patricia Cavanaugh

“Ripening at 70” by Patricia Cavanaugh

How is it possible that I have turned 70!  It’s been two months now and I still haven’t settled in to my new decade.  If anything, I feel younger than I did when I was fifty!  The adjective that popped into my head on my birthday was “ripe”.  I feel just bursting with life and what […]

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“Leadership Changes Emerge In My Third Act” by Bev Scott

“Leadership Changes Emerge In My Third Act” by Bev Scott

In the midst of my mid-life career, what I call my second act, I felt driven to work hard, lead my team to meet our performance goals, contribute as a leader in my profession and serve in leadership roles in my community.  My concept of leadership at that time involved participation, involvement, taking responsibility, speaking […]

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“Stepping into the Power of Feminine Leadership” by Karen Wilhelm Buckley

“Stepping into the Power of Feminine Leadership” by Karen Wilhelm Buckley

The 3rd Act welcomes Karen Wilhelm Buckley, writing our guest blog: “You are a great type A facilitator – driven and focused on results. We achieved the impossible in this three day meeting.” In the late 1980’s I loved this feedback. A highly resistant group of 65 managers from eight departments developed the first ever […]

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“How old are you? The Impact of Ageism” by Bev Scott

“How old are you? The Impact of Ageism” by Bev Scott

“I don’t tell anyone my age,” my new retired, vibrant and active friend responded.  We were sharing the details of our lives.  After I had revealed my age along with other personal details, I asked her how old she was.  I flashed on the memory of one of my aunts who didn’t tell anyone, even […]

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