Revolutionize Your Retirement Radio

Aging in the 21st Century with Dorian Mintzer and Dr. Gillian Leithman

November 29, 2022 Dorian Mintzer
Revolutionize Your Retirement Radio
Aging in the 21st Century with Dorian Mintzer and Dr. Gillian Leithman
Show Notes

In her talk on the work motivation of mature workers, Dr. Gill will discuss what older workers want out of work as they transition into the second half of life. Based on her research, which is part of her Ph.D. thesis, she will discuss how people determine whether they should continue to work beyond age 65 or retire. She'll also focus on the importance of achievement as people age. Lastly, Dr. Gill will share her findings regarding "generativity," its importance for an organization's competitive advantage, and why it requires a work environment that nurtures and values expertise.

In this episode, you'll discover:

  • What the number 65 signifies to older workers
  • Why achievement still matters, and to whom
  • About "generativity": the corporate "sweet spot" for aging workers and their organizations

About Gillian Leithman:

Gillian Leithman, Ph.D., is a corporate trainer specializing in health and wellness seminars and workshops. Gillian has facilitated programs for some of Canada's premiere businesses and organizations, such as Bell Canada, Air Canada, TD Canada Trust, Federal Express, Novartis, Telus, Hollis Wealth, HSBC, the RCMP, and Exxon Mobil.

Dr. Leithman is best known for her pre-retirement seminars, which focus on the psychological and social aspects of retirement planning to ensure a smooth and fulfilling transition. When she is not facilitating seminars, she teaches in the management faculty at the John Molson School of Business, where she is an Assistant Professor. Her research focus encompasses the career motivation of older workers, the retirement transition process, age-friendly workplaces, and knowledge-sharing cultures.

Her research has been featured at the Canadian Psychological Association, the Ontario and Canadian Gerontological Associations, and The Canadian Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship. She has twice received the Best Paper Award from the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada. She has also been featured in the Montreal Gazette, Reader's Digest, and the National Post and has been a guest on the Tommy Schnurmacher radio show and on CBC.

Dr. Leithman is the founder of Rewire to Retire and Life Skills Toolbox.

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