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What can I say? I love working with attorneys. Weird, right? As Industry Group Manager at the 7th largest law firm in the Pacific Northwest, I support and coach attorneys on business development. I love to look at the big picture, build out a strategy and then dive into the tactics.

Giving feedback can be hard and it can be scary. It can be especially awkward when giving peer to peer feedback.

As leaders, we might be comfortable with talking to direct supports but offering feedback to peers can be uncomfortable.

Do you ever find yourself questioning whether it’s your job to give feedback?

Should it come from you?

Should it come from your boss?

Will it be well received coming from you?

Or will it hurt the relationship?

Giving feedback is a critical skill in the professional setting and one that when used effectively can help build trust and effectiveness with your peers. But how?

How do we offer necessary feedback when we’re not the boss?


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The beginning of the year, in fact, the entire first quarter is my favorite time of year. We’re making plans, building out vision and focusing on how we’ll execute on the strategy.

I find this time of year to be invigorating but also overwhelming. The beginning months of the fiscal year means the possibilities are endless. The sky is the limit and I’m always tempted to try and make it bigger this year than last year.

And by February, I’m swimming in the busyness of all of that. Why?

Because no matter what, if you’re not hyper focused on a couple of big initiatives, you’ll get swept away by all the other busy work.
Despite “shiny distraction” syndrome, I know that the best plan is to focus at the beginning of the year. I have a couple of tips to reign myself back in.

In your career, are you at the decision making table?

Do you know how to GET that seat at the table?

Research tells us that when women are politically and socially engaged, societies are more peaceful and prosperous.

So how do we get there? Today on the Think Tank of Three we have a special guest, Kela Hall, to help us claim our seats at the decision making table.


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Do you ever feel like you’re stuck in a dead end job but you’re not sure how to move on?

Have you ever set a big goal that always seems to linger just out of your reach?

Has the fear of the unknown ever stopped you from going after what you really want?

This episode features our special guest Caroline Garry. She’s talking to us today about the big risks she took that led to a better life for her and her family. Caroline will walk us through the puzzle of assessing risk and how to make calculated and strategic risks to achieve more than we thought possible.

Take a listen to get some inspiration for taking that next big step! 
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The Think Tank of Three is ringing in the New Year by looking back and taking stock of what we loved in 2018.

We’ve been dreaming and scheming and building our plan for the Think Tank of Three, so we’re all set and ready for the new year. We have some amazing interviews with kick-ass women coming out on the podcast and we’ve been brainstorming blog posts that will continue to empower our tribe.

The new year is as much of a time for reflection as it is a time for setting goals and looking forward. The Think Tank is taking a minute to share what was most empowering or impactful for us in 2018.


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Your Three Think Tankers are taking this week off to spend some quality time relaxing, hanging with the family and getting in some travel but we didn’t want to leave you with radio silence.

We are sharing some of our favorite things this holiday season in the hopes of spreading some holiday cheer in the flavor of women empowering women.

Check out what we’re reading and listening to while we’re checking out for the holiday break.


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Today we’re talking about building your confidence

Are you confident you’ll be selected for the next promotion or are you a little unsure?

Do you ever fixate on how you look worried that your clothes are too tight or too loose or you just don’t look good enough?

Today we have Dr. Dorian Hunter as our guest and she’s offering tactics to help silence the internal voices that tell you you aren’t good enough so you can hold your head high.
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Are you taking a leadership role in your professional life? I don’t mean a position where you have manager, director or executive in your title.

I mean, are you actively serving your organization as a leader?

Are you taking your own ego out of the picture and working to serve the greater good of your organization?

If you’re not sure what your answer is, it’s time to consider your leadership style.


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