What We Think

You can’t pour from an empty cup. Fill up often.

– Julie Jakopic

What We Think

You can’t pour from an empty cup. Fill up often.

– Julie Jakopic

Lead Boldly Blog

What If Wednesday – What If….We Stop

If you are anything like me, when life gets crazy, you get moving. You solve problems. You start running, faster than before and it’s not like you were sitting still at the start. If you think of the pandemic like a weather disaster, at the beginning it's a mad dash...

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Monday morning

Good morning.  I just wanted to say that. To let you know I hope you are well.  Physically and emotionally safe and more. To remind you to take that deep breath and take care of yourself first, so you can lead and care for others.  To remind you that while things are...

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What If Wednesday – What if…we just breathe

I had all kinds of ideas for this week. Crisis management. Remote work. Risk Management. But seriously, who wants to read that stuff this week? It’ll wait. Right now, just about everyone I know is feeling anxious – about COVID19, about kids being out of school, about...

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Be Well and Lead Well

One of the things I do is help leaders manage the mess, communicate in crisis and prepare to move forward. It's really critical that we all put facts over fear and practice good communication. Some of our leaders do this naturally. Not all. So here is a list, in...

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What If Wednesday – What if you just say no?

It’s been a week. Or two. Re-learning that little two letter word – “no.” Twenty years or so ago, a great friend asked me to help lead a political campaign for a candidate I didn’t adore but I was flattered and said yes. If you know me, you know I am not a morning...

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3 Tips Thursday – Last one

I started these messages as a mind-trick to get me to write a book. And after a little more than a year, I have lots of writing to work with, edit and put back together as a book. Something that would never have happened if I’d set out to write all of that at once....

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3 Tips Thursday – Why you should love meetings

Before you say I’m crazy, certainly there are meetings that could be handled quickly over email. But anything involving a group, or nuance, or high stakes decisions (okay, even medium stakes decisions), is much better served face-to-face. Done right, meetings get...

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