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January 2015

Monthly Archive (Leadership in Aging)

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By Caitlin Connolly This past September, labor organizer Ai-Jen Poo was awarded a MacArthur Foundation “Genius Grant” for her work pursuing rights for the 1 to 2 million domestic workers (including homecare workers) in the United States. Poo embodies visionary advocacy: not... Read More
By Patricia G. Barnes Many of the ills facing older Americans today began years ago, when they were victims of age discrimination in the workplace, resulting in terminations and layoffs, chronic unemployment and, ultimately, a financially impoverished early retirement. In my book,... Read More
Some People Make a Difference,  and Some People Make you Different. I love this tweet from social media guru Saleem Sharma. Mentors draw on their experiences and skills to offer guidance, advice, and inspiration. But more importantly, they change how you think, they build your strengths, and... Read More
Dear grant writer, I used to be you and, once I in a great while, I still play that role: a person who works like crazy to get a proposal submitted and waits anxiously for a reply that will mean so much to an organization and the people it serves. I know the pit-in-the-stomach feeling of realizing... Read More
Mentorship, formal or informal, is not only fundamental to the development of an individual’s career, but also to the development of an individual as a professional. Both areas, career development and professional development, are constantly evolving and mentors play a huge role in providing... Read More
January is National Mentoring Month — a month set aside to focus attention on the need for mentors and the impact mentoring can have on the lives on young people. Members of the American Society on Aging have a long history of serving as mentors for up-and-coming professionals in the field of... Read More

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