What If Wednesday – What if….fail on purpose?

What If Wednesday – What if….fail on purpose?

In the start-up world, a frequent mantra is “Fail, forward, fast.” To those who don’t live in that space, in other words most of us, it sounds strange. For most of us, the goal is success, not failure. But what if success comes from failure? From...
What If Wednesday – What if….This is it?

What If Wednesday – What if….This is it?

It’s been more than 90 days since quarantine started. Places are opening up. The virus is still with us and increasing in half the country, while many are fighting for racial and social justice. We have made it this far and have a long way to go. For the foreseeable...
What If Wednesday – What if …we default to trust?

What If Wednesday – What if …we default to trust?

I know it’s hard. I hate heights but love parasailing. The view and freedom are amazing. But it is all about trust. Trusting the harness. Trusting the boat and the cable. Trusting those on the boat to send you up, guide the boat and bring you down safely. You...
3 Tips Thursday – Stress, Mess, Joy

3 Tips Thursday – Stress, Mess, Joy

Stress. It’s become a competitive sport to see who has the most. It has a terrible rap. It’s deadly, at least for those who believe so. But that’s the thing, it’s not for those that don’t. And it’s highly correlated with drive, passion, motivation – eustress as...
Tackling Turbulence – Part 1

Tackling Turbulence – Part 1

Uncertainty and constant turbulence have become our new normal. For so many of us, whether non-profit leader, government executive, or entrepreneur, it has been a summer of change, uncertainty and opportunity. How can we successfully lead through it? It would be easy...
Career 2.0 Highlights iLead Strategies CEO, Julie Jakopic

Career 2.0 Highlights iLead Strategies CEO, Julie Jakopic

   We all should have the chance to live the life we truly desire. The one in which we get to make money, do good and have fun. Starting iLead Strategies was my road there and the one that enables me to support other leaders in leading well, living well and making a...