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Uniqueness

Have a question or comment? Connect with me at Julie.shipman@jwsgroupllc.com   Uniqueness. We talk a lot about uniqueness. No one wants to be mass-produced…. and yet, someone is buying all those Maroon 5 albums.   We are all unique and we are all the same. It’s like the snowflake. The symbol of my coaching business.… Read More …

Are you kind?

Have a question or comment? Connect with me at Julie.shipman@jwsgroupllc.com   Have you ever noticed that the most grateful people are also the kindest? I don’t mean the people who will bend over backwards to do things for you, because they desperately need to be liked. I’m talking about the people who are genuinely grateful… Read More …

Hiring: easy or hard?

Have a question or comment? Connect with me at Julie.shipman@jwsgroupllc.com   The economy is really strong right now. Candidates with certain skill sets have their pick of companies. When you are hiring, what sets you and your role apart? Why do some managers just seem to always be able to fill their positions quickly? I… Read More …

Making fact-based decisions

Have a question or comment? Connect with me at Julie.shipman@jwsgroupllc.com   Have you ever been so frustrated about something your employee did or said that you began to treat them differently? Have you ever been the recipient of unfair behavior because your manager believed something about you that was inaccurate or taken out of context?… Read More …

Off to see the wizard……

Have a question or comment? Connect with me at julie.shipman@jwsgroupllc.com   Happy anniversary to the Wizard of Oz celebrating 79 years on August 25th.   Dorothy was pretty smart. She surrounded herself with interesting characters. She could see the forest for the trees (now poppy’s, those were a little trickier) and she knew a sham… Read More …

“When you leave, remember why you came….”

July: “When you leave, remember why you came….” By: Julie Shipman, Career Coach   Have a question or comment? Connect with me at Julie.shipman@jwsgroupllc.com   Does introspection play a role in every transition? More importantly, should it? There’s a statue on the campus of Concordia College in Moorhead, MN that has a quote which includes… Read More …

In support of comfy pants

June: In support of comfy pants By: Julie Shipman, Career Coach   Have a question or comment? Connect with me at Julie.shipman@jwsgroupllc.com   Remote work arrangements: good or bad? Do you ever work from home? Do you get distracted or are you more focused? How about the optics on working from home? Does your company… Read More …

Disruption – Innovative or annoying?

May: Disruption – Innovative or annoying? By: Julie Shipman, Career Coach Have a question or comment? Connect with me at Julie.shipman@jwsgroupllc.com   Disruption: “To break apart or to interrupt the normal course or unity of” As defined by Webster’s. It’s a word that marketing folks across the country seem to be having a field day… Read More …

Prince, mentorship and fulfillment

Have a question or comment? Connect with me at Julie.shipman@jwsgroupllc.com   Prince was more than a musical genius. He was a mentor. I’m from Minnesota and I never saw Prince perform live. Not once. While it is hard to reconcile missing out on such an incredible musical talent, we all benefit from his legacy of… Read More …

Meetings are dumb

Have a question or comment? Connect with me at Julie.shipman@jwsgroupllc.com   Meetings are dumb. People hate them. Why? Let me count the ways: There is no agenda and no clear objective for the meeting. The person who called the meeting is not prepared, has technology problems or can’t keep the assembled group on task. The… Read More …