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So far Joel Landau has created 39 blog entries.

Using Tech to Track & Improve Seniors’ Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

When the coronavirus pandemic hit across the country, skilled nursing facilities, acting at the behest of governmental officials, implemented unprecedented visitation restrictions in the interest of resident and staff health and safety. Such restrictions are understandably difficult for both residents and their families, especially since seniors’ isolation has been shown to cause or exacerbate a [...]

2020-06-01T20:51:50+00:00June 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|

The Expertise Trap: When a Lot of Knowledge is a Dangerous Thing

Becoming a team leader or the CEO of a company requires tenacity, skill and knowledge. You either began as the company’s resident expert or quickly became that person — the one who knows everything about everything. While this position serves as an invaluable resource, it can also mean that tunnel vision sets in. Experts on [...]

2020-04-08T18:54:24+00:00March 18th, 2020|Blog|

Don’t Let a Fixed Income Put You in a Fix

There are various challenges to maintaining financial health in one’s later years, but one of the biggest is this: understanding the sheer scope of that challenge. In too many cases we move along in our pre-retirement years, only vaguely aware of the potential trouble ahead; we are either unwilling or unable to confront the stark [...]

2020-04-08T18:25:05+00:00February 20th, 2020|Blog|

Why EQ Is Essential For A Leader

There is an interconnectedness to every organization, an undeniable link between each and every person that begins at the top of the food chain. A leader can define a company’s mindset and culture, which is why their every word, thought or action carries considerable weight. Because of that, a leader of superior emotional intelligence can [...]

2020-04-08T18:50:07+00:00February 12th, 2020|Blog|

What a First-Time CEO Must Understand

The best advice I can offer a first-time CEO is this: Surround yourself with the right people. People who are enthusiastic and energetic. People who will buy in, but also think outside the box. People who will respect you, but also challenge you. When I entered the business world (pre-Allure Group) in the early 2000s, [...]

2020-04-08T18:24:50+00:00January 8th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Changing Times Call for Altered Business Approach

The challenges facing a business, whether in eldercare or any other field, are seemingly limitless in this day and age. As a result, the means of meeting those challenges ought to be limitless as well. An increasingly popular method is establishing something known as ownership culture, which inverts traditional top-down management styles and affords autonomous [...]

2020-04-08T18:24:37+00:00December 12th, 2019|Blog|

Ideas Are a Dime a Dozen, But Execution is Richly Rewarded

Boardrooms are littered with good intentions. A company’s ideas are floated and fleshed out, dissected and even greenlighted, but in many cases, they never quite reach fruition. Sometimes it’s a matter of imagination (or lack thereof). Sometimes it’s a matter of communication. Sometimes it’s a matter of collaboration. Whatever the case, execution has become an [...]

2020-04-08T18:43:11+00:00November 26th, 2019|Blog|

What NOT To Do As A CEO: Leadership Approaches To Avoid, At All Costs

It is impossible to overstate the responsibilities shouldered by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of a company or organization. Every decision made by someone bestowed that title could have far-reaching consequences, for the entity and its employees. I have previously outlined what I believe to be a CEO’s most essential attributes -- how he or [...]

2020-04-08T18:36:01+00:00November 4th, 2019|Blog|

Not All Brain Exercises are Created Equal

Challenging the brain to understand new concepts and ideas can help seniors slow cognitive decline, but the challenge within the challenge is finding activities capable of forestalling such issues. Forbes contributor Tara Swart, a neuroscientist, notes that while most changes in the brain stop naturally occurring at age 25 -- that the brain is, in [...]

2020-04-08T18:24:15+00:00October 8th, 2019|Blog|

What Are the Best Exercises for Seniors?

It’s no surprise that as we age, we lose strength, flexibility and balance. But there are a variety of ways to keep safely exercising in order to maintain the activities you love, keep your independence, prevent falls, reduce pain and even lower your chances of illnesses such as heart disease. To encourage quality of life, [...]

2020-04-08T18:23:59+00:00September 10th, 2019|Blog|