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These People Are Changing the World

In some ways, five years doesn’t seem like such a long time. And yet, in the past five years, so much has changed, economically, politically, even demographically, as the first wave of baby boomers moved into their 60s. With many of those changes in mind, two...

Becoming a Life Change Artist

Career books often tell us that we should learn from successful leaders in business, the nonprofit sector or government. But in their new book, Becoming a Life Change Artist, Fred Mandell and Kathleen Jordan argue that we could all benefit from studying the processes...

Experience an Asset for Social Innovators

Last week I wrote an OpEd for Reuters.com on why age and experience can be advantageous for social entrepreneurs. It's part of a series on social entrepreneurship on the Reuters "Entrepreneurial: Grow Your Own" blog, and it includes examples of several individuals in...

Wellness Coaches Use Experience to Advantage

As people age and continue to live active lives, their interest in living well becomes more important than living longer. After all, no one is too excited about longevity if all that it means is a couple of extra decades of decline. Meanwhile, as employers try to keep...

The Benefits of a Multigenerational Workforce

Unlike any other time in history, people from four generations are on the job together. Encore.org, with support from MetLife Foundation, commissioned three essays exploring today's multigenerational workforce. An Encore for Nonprofit Leaders: Making the World a...

Independent Evaluation Gives A+ to Encore Fellows Pilot

The Silicon Valley Encore Fellows program has received top marks in an independent evaluation. The success of the 2009 pilot program, which tested a new way for experienced employees to transition from corporate to nonprofit careers, led to a new crop of fellows being...

Expert Offers Tips on Financing Your Encore

For those of us trying to plan financially for the life stage formerly known as retirement, Mark Miller's new book, The Hard Times Guide to Retirement Security, is required reading. My eyes tend to glaze over when I read about concepts like 401(k)s or annuities, but...

Shirley Sagawa: What National Service Could Do

"Imagine a nation that serves. A nation where every year a million citizens serve in full-time national service and a hundred million more volunteer a hundred hours a year in their own communities. Every town has well-trained disaster response volunteers, and every...

9 Tips for Preparing for the Jobs of the Future

It might be hard to believe in the midst of this enduring recession, but once the economy stabilizes, we will likely be moving from a job crisis to a talent shortage. A new research report sponsored by Encore.org and MetLife Foundation predicts that in less than 10...

Could You Live With Half – of Anything?

"We didn't set out to be obnoxious consuming yuppies," said Kevin Salwen, as he opened the discussion of the book he wrote with his daughter, Hannah, The Power of Half at a New York City bookstore one snowy night in February. The room was filled with people who had...

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