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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 [...]

By |September, 2018|

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 [...]

By |August, 2018|

“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 [...]

By |July, 2018|

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? [...]

By |June, 2018|

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 [...]

By |May, 2018|

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 [...]

By |April, 2018|

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 [...]

By |March, 2018|

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 [...]

By |February, 2018|

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 [...]

By |February, 2018|
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