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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 …

Synonyms and Antonyms | Managers and Friends

Have a question or a comment? Connect with me at Julie.shipman@jwsgroupllc.com   Valentine’s Day and February and red hearts – all synonymous with love. Did you know that there was a real person, Saint Valentine? Actually, the Catholic Church recognizes 3 saints named Valentine. They were all martyred so perhaps Valentine’s Day is a bit… Read More …

Beware of Excellent Sheep

The team you hire or assemble needs to include people who DO NOT see things the same way you do. Professional irreverence is a gift when delivered by emotionally mature people. Ok, so I totally borrowed the phrase “excellent sheep” from Yale professor and author, William Deresiewicz. He wrote a book by the same name… Read More …