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

3 Tips Thursday – You never know

You just never know how it will work out. Sometimes you get a happy surprise. I have had mixed experiences with interns. I have hosted a few that turned out to be great experiences for everyone and we’ve stayed in touch for years. Others have been less successful;...

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3 Tips Thursday – Celebrate Anyway

It’s been a weird week. A lot has gone well. Some surprising successes.  But also several disappointments, unexpected changes that it’s too early to tell if are good or bad or neutral.  It’s almost always like that. Good stuff happens at the same time as not so good....

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3 Tips Thursday – Game 7

If you know me, you know that I am basically sports illiterate. But I do notice some things. Last night our local x stadium was sold out and the team wasn’t even there! The Nationals were in Houston winning Game 7 of the Word Series – Go Nats!   There are so many...

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3 Tips Thursday – Facing Fear

Last week I wrote about fear-based leadership and about how when no one is afraid, it doesn’t work. But being unafraid is easier said than done. Here is one of my favorite videos and three tips for managing fear. Tip 1. Name it. Acknowledge your fear. What are you...

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3 Tips Thursday – Does Fear Work?

We have had a couple of weeks to watch leaders who lead from fear. Whether in the Middle East, NBC or Roger Ailes (can’t wait to see Bombshell).  This week is a bit of anti tips – why not to lead from fear. Tip 1. It doesn’t work in the long run. In the short run, it...

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3 Tips Thursday – Guilty Pleasure

Do you have a guilty pleasure? Or maybe three? One of mine is a Netflix show about bad baking, Nailed It. The show is all about regular people trying to bake complicated creations.The contestants are totally free of perfectionist tendencies. They know they are not...

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3 Tips Thursday – There is NOT one right way

This week I’ve got a rant. I have met with three different clients this week who are stuck in situations where the person they work for believes there is one right way. And that way is theirs. There is almost never only one way. Not when driving, or cooking, or...

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3 Tips Thursday – Whistleblowers

Today is an interesting day. As a 12-year-old, I often accompanied my mother to her office at the Watergate where she worked on Sargent Shriver’s Vice-Presidential campaign. My political leanings and experience started by volunteering in that office. The office at the...

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3 Tips Thursday – Celebrate What?

Life as a small business is never a straight line in any direction. It’s a messy child’s scribble at best and whether things are up or down, well that’s not always clear. I started today totally anxious about a potential project, one I am waiting on hearing about, and...

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3 Tips Thursday – Never enough time

I have been missing for a couple of weeks. Back to back travel and conferences and deliverables. Not an excuse, an explanation. You see we do actually have time for what we need to do. As soon as something we call an emergency hits, we clear the decks of anything not...

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3 Tips Thursday – Who says it’s a mistake?

This week I had a crazy experience. If you’ve known me awhile, you probably know I am a photographer. Most of the images that come with these emails are my work. But painting has been a new creative outlet for me. I have taken to creating small works to...

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