Tell Me About A Mistake You’ve Made In Your Career

What the head of HR at Amazon wants to know The head of HR at Amazon is Beth Galetti and in an interview with Andrew Seaman, senior editor of LinkedIn News, Galetti shares that her favorite question to ask new hires is this one: Tell me about a mistake you’ve made in…

Why Republicans Won’t Impeach Trump

Dear Democrats, Gather round the table my dear, sweet, liberal friends. Let mama Julie guide you into the cranial folds of the Republican mind. Lest we forget, I was in their tribe and I’m bilingual in Red and Blue speak—a vast resource here to help you understand the conservative cosmos. …

How Did We Get Here Politically?

Retelling the Story of our Democracy For Christmas, I wore a comfortable, velvety soft sweater my husband gave me that said: BELIEVE. Believe in what? Well, Santa Claus of course. But in reality, around the holidays I’m just saying BELIEVE in some sort of magic; some sort of pixie dust.…

Christmas Lost? 2020

Larry and I were together in the minivan running an errand for my parents one evening recently, here in our home state of Minnesota. In the darkness of a winter evening we turned a corner and found ourselves on an unfamiliar, winding road. The curves and swerves were lined with…

The Airport: A Metaphor

A metaphor for the Red/Blue divide in America Toward the end of my book, my politically liberal friend who raised his family in a predominantly conservative suburb says, “I had an understanding all of us were the same. We all wanted healthy kids, families, nice homes and safe neighborhoods. We all…

Extraordinary Things

We were running late and found ourselves in a security line that stretched out the doors of the airport and onto the breezeway. The cold weather has me wearing my hiking boots for warmth and protection from puddles instead of my flip flops. On Thanksgiving Day, as I struggled to…

What if Girls Really Did Rule?

I feel like we spend most of our time as women, trying to patch up and make the most of the system we inherited. Nana scored on this one. I’m told she wore it all the time!  Let’s talk about politics because it’s such a rare topic (tongue in cheek).…

A Letter that Changed My Life

I was born a year and a half after Martin Luther King Jr. spent time in a Birmingham city jail. Ironically, I do not recall learning about him in school. I was 45 when I read his “Letter from Birmingham Jail” and it changed the course of my life and…

From Julie Ethan

Solving problems involves solving the faulty perceptions people groups or organizations have of each other. But where to begin? Consider a workshop, summit or conciliation strategy meeting where your group can begin to ask the right questions and establish the strengths and the challenges. Cross the finish line with a plan…