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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

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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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3 Tips Thursday – Persuading others to join you

This week I'm a little late, and frankly a little longer than usual. I hope you'll read the whole thing. Thank you in advance.  I’ve written before about heat and light. That it often takes both pressure and diplomacy to move people and change minds. But what I didn’t...

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3 Tips Thursday – What If

What if we bring serious play to solving important problems? We tend to think that play is kid’s stuff, not useful for adult problem solving. Instead we work really hard to identify a solution. And all too often settle for and commit to the first right answer. Then we...

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3 Tips Thursday – How to Handle Baggage

Darn. I need a new suitcase and I love great design. I was all about to buy a piece of luggage from Away a few weeks ago. Then there was press about what a terrible place it is to work – nasty texts from the CEO, crazy hours and expectations. So bad the CEO resigned....

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3 Tips Thursday – Brand New

Some years I couldn’t wait to have end. On balance 2019 was fine. But I am so excited to start 2020. It’s a brand-new, shiny decade. No tips this week just some questions to think about. Tip 1. What are the high points you’ll remember another decade forward? For me...

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3 Tips Thursday – 2020 Vision- What’s Yours?

I hope you had a wonderful holiday. Now we turn to what's left of 2019. We've got 7 days left to this decade. Are you where you want to be? What do you want to change? Before you scare yourself into believing you can't successfully make those changes, stop. You can do...

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3 Tips Thursday – How Can You Make It Funny?

I was meeting with a colleague today who was being attacked for a decision she’d made. In truth, she knows she made the right decision. She knows that it was also at best a decision that would be unpopular for many it directly impacted, at least in the short run. But...

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3 Tips Thursday – It’s All Course Correction

When I was about 11, I was separated from my family on a flight and sat next to a pilot. He was explaining that pilots don’t fly in straight lines but in curves, constantly correcting their course. If you think about, it’s about how the pilot accounts for the curve of...

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3 Tips Thursday – Before Shopping

Thanksgiving. While the history is challenging, the modern purpose of a day to be thankful is a special opportunity to focus on what’s right in our lives. Tip 1. Be thankful for what you have. While we are about to head into the season of acquiring stuff, it’s really...

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