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How Coach Bill Walsh Was a Model Manager

February 11, 2022 / by Kathryn Redman

posted in Leadership, Management

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When Michael and I got married, we made a deal: I had to learn to like the drums, so that I could fully appreciate my husband’s percussive skills, and Michael had to learn to like football—specifically, the NFL. I fell in love with the NFL long before I fell in
love with Michael. I’m a 49ers fan first but root for Green Bay on the back end.

Michael thinks I got the easier part of the deal. Drumming seasons come and go, but the NFL is relentless.

One of the great stories of the NFL—especially for 49ers fans—is a story about how Coach Bill Walsh turned the struggling 49ers around with his leadership and management during the late ’70s and ’80s. Humor me for a second—I just have to geek out a little.

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That's Business: A Year of Patience, Preparation, and Perseverance

January 3, 2022 / by Kathryn Redman

posted in Our Thought Bubbles, Business Development, HaBO News

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Do you find yourself thinking “how is it 2022 already?” Time is relentless and the older we get, the faster it seems to tick along! We've been thinking a lot about how we frame up our reality. How we see and perceive the world we live in these days, and how we lead well with all that is swirling around us.

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A Look Back at 2014 Celebrations in Our Small Business

December 25, 2014 / by Kathryn Redman

posted in Our Thought Bubbles, small business

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I just finished watching “It’s a Wonderful Life” with that handsome Jimmy Stewart and the lovely Donna Reed. Best Christmas movie ever! I know, “Elf” fans might take exception, but we are talking 1947 so some respect is definitely due this old classic. It is Christmas tradition for my family because I love the reminders about recognizing and celebrating in life the things that really matter.

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Christmas Letters and Pollyanna Reflections

December 24, 2014 / by Kathryn Redman

posted in Our Thought Bubbles, Passion & Provision

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I have a confession to make. I struggle with an over developed need to be honest and transparent. While that can be a good thing, it makes writing a reflection letter summing up any year rather difficult. I read these incredible Christmas letters that come in the mail from friends and family across the country and around the world, and invariably I am struck by the consistent highlighting of only the good stuff. Little Joey learned to walk, we took an amazing trip, Suzie won the spelling bee, John won an award. Sound familiar? Worth celebrating to be sure, but is that all? Really?

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How Microwave & Crock Pot Cooking Methods Relate to Marketing

September 17, 2014 / by Kathryn Redman

posted in Our Thought Bubbles, Marketing

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Let’s be honest, microwave cooking is insanely fast. I’m hungry now…and in less than three minutes I can have a hot microwaved meal at the ready for consumption. Fast, efficient, hot and ready to go! When I was in graduate school that was a lifesaver!

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The Discipline of Blogging and Why it Matters

April 8, 2014 / by Kathryn Redman

posted in Blogging

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Some days you just need a kick in the pants to remind you to keep pressing on with things that are hard to do but matter. Even a slight bit of light hearted shaming can be useful now and again. This morning I read a blog from our friends over at Copyblogger called Eulogy for a Blog. If you are struggling with writing your blog on a regular basis this is a humorous, yet poignant read. It struck me, of course, because I struggle with being disciplined in writing so it hurt a bit.

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The Company Blog: A Team Approach

April 2, 2014 / by Kathryn Redman

posted in Blogging

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You’ve made the decision to add a blog to your internet marketing toolkit. Well done! You think you understand the importance of a blog from all the reading you’ve been doing online. You believe that having a blog will:

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Spring Training Event Offers Business Advice & Marketing for Startups

March 5, 2014 / by Kathryn Redman

posted in Our Thought Bubbles, small business, Leadership

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This past Friday I had the privilege of being part of a group of “experts” at an event that ChicoStart put together called “Spring Training.” It was a bit like speed dating for entrepreneurs and startup companies. There were seven stations with experts in business pitch, funding, strategic planning, human resources, technical, legal and HR/Payroll, and marketing for startups. Each company or individual got 7 minutes to pitch their idea at each station and ask advice or get input. True to the baseball analogy, there were 7 innings, then a 7 inning stretch, followed by 3 more innings where they could go back to a station where they hoped for more input. By that 10th inning of “overtime” we were all glassy eyed and tired, but what a great time! The participants I interacted with were enthusiastic and engaged, teachable and hopeful!

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Why Blog? To Build Your Online Real Estate

March 1, 2014 / by Kathryn Redman

posted in Internet marketing, Blogging

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In the past three days I have had three conversations with three separate business people who represent three completely different industries. In every case there was a common theme. Why blog? Each of these very bright people who are leaders in their respective buisnesses are convinced that blogging is not right for their industry. They are convinced that nobody they would gain as a client would ever read a blog post so writing blogs would be a huge time suck that would gain them little or nothing.

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The Makers of the Cadillac ELR Commercial and I Simply Disagree

February 19, 2014 / by Kathryn Redman

posted in Our Thought Bubbles

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Cadillac launched a new commercial for the Olympics that really got under my skin! I waited for a week to see if I was still irritated enough to post a “ranty” blog, and I am, so here we go! This ad for the new Cadillac ELR essentially proclaims that the achievements and greatness of the United States of America rests in the fact that we don’t rest. Check it out here if you haven’t seen it.

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