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In the Press: The Journey of Not Knowing

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Ashland Author Gives Advice For Journeying Into The Unknown

"To Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before" is great for Star Trek, but it can be a little scary in real life…

Rogue Valley lawyer/business executive/author Julie Benezet recognizes the difficulties, and offers advice in a book called The Journey of Not Knowing: How 21st Century Leaders Can Chart a Course Where There Is None.

Listen to the entire interview on Jefferson Public Radio.

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The Journey of Not Knowing with Julie Benezet

“What’s really interesting about your journey as you go through life and business, etc., is that you may end up wearing many hats over time. You may become something you never expected at any given moment in time. And ultimately you may pop out the other end going ‘Wow, this is really amazing, all the experience that I’ve had and things I’ve done, and now I get to use them in completely different capacities than [I] ever expected.’… Ultimately you are serving people and. . . doing things you care about deeply.” J Massey

Investor, entrepreneur, business owner and educator J Massey and Julie talk about entrepreneurship, the scariness of the new, and what Julie learned about the new and unknown at Amazon. Listen to Cash Flow Diary Podcast Episode #380.

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The Donna Seebo Show – Julie Benezet Interview

“Leadership is the idea of how to make things better for your relevant stakeholders whether they are your customers, your team or your community. And then bringing other people along to make those better things happen. That’s leadership in a nutshell…In order to do this you have to go into a place of experimentation and that is scary. A lot of people run away from that. That to me is the difference between leadership and management.” — Julie Benezet

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Tom Hogan Shares the Ultimate Startup Guide, Plus Learn How Leaders Chart a Course Where There is None

Julie Benezet has devoted her professional life to building companies, real estate and careers. She currently works as an executive coach, following 25 years in business and law. She is the author of the book “The Journey of Not Knowing: How 21st Century Leaders Can Chart a Course Where There Is None”. A hard-wired entrepreneur, Julie spent four years as Amazon’s first real estate executive through the company’s early steep ramp up phase to its emergence as an established business. Listen to the entire interview on

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Greg Cellini Radio Interview

Julie was recently interviewed by Greg Cellini of Thank God for Mondays on WSOU. Listen to the entire free podcast on iTunes.

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Former Director of Global Real Estate for Amazon Shares Leadership Lessons

 Julie Benezet shares her experiences working as the global real estate director for the Internet commerce giant. Read Article »

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Hospitality Giants 2017 Take Over Seattle

 Julie Benezet, author of The Journey of Not Knowing: How 21st Cenutry Leaders Can Chart A Course Where There Is None. A seasoned leadership consultant, Benezet takes her foundational knowledge of both business and law to prepare today’s leaders to navigate the changing landscape of 21st-century commerce and technology. Read Article »

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The Zweig Letter feature articles by Julie Benezet.

Here They Come!

Approximately 10,000 baby boomers will retire every day over the next decade. By 2030, millennials will comprise three-quarters of the U.S. workforce. Read Article »

Office Bullies

They are everywhere, but they don’t have to win. Identify their behavior and rectify it, or risk losing your staff. Read Article »

Office Tribalism

Tribes provide compelling places for support, validation, and direction, but tribalism cannot be allowed to thwart a firm’s success. Read Article »

The Reward of Change

Change is hard, for everyone, but the reward of entering the discomfort zone is valuable new information and opportunity. Read Article »

The ‘strategy thing’

Can strategic thinking be learned? Sure, if you know where to start and are mindful of the mileposts along the way. Read Article »

Pivotal Moment, Pivotal Decisions

Under threat, firms solve problems when leaders commit to the right roles and the right people to inform, inquire, and act. Read Article »

Avoiding Conflict Avoidance

Handle the difficult conversations by knowing who you are, learning about other people, and knowing what’s needed to win. Read Article »

Promote Risk-Taking

For the next generation of leaders to be successful, they’ll need a mindset sculpted by strategy, new ideas, and a willingness to embrace the unknown. Read Article »

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Leadership as a Mindset, Not a Job Description

How does an organization cultivate the next generation of leaders? Leadership expert Julie Benezet discusses why it’s not as easy as it seems in this EXCLUSIVE interview. Read Article »

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The Leadership Labyrinth

To find the new ideas necessary to take your credit union to the next level, you may need to walk empty, unknown corridors. Read Article »

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“Why Succession Plans Don’t Happen” by Julie Benezet

Nothing is more important to an organization’s future than ensuring that it will be well led into the future. But what happens if the organization has no plan for leadership succession? Read Article »

“When in Doubt, Consider Training … or Not?” by Julie Benezet

Too often, companies automatically choose training rather than tackling the issue underlying the perceived need to train. Read Article »

Navigating Risk: How Do Your Leaders Measure Up?

It began with a question from the chief technology officer (CTO) of a fast-growing firm: “How do I get my team leaders to the next level when measuring success doesn’t involve making or selling products? Read Article »

Conflict Avoidance by Another Name: 4 Steps to Navigate the Discomfort of Feedback

Working through your discomfort to provide feedback is a gift to your employee, your organization and you. Read Article »

The Risky Business of Leadership: Four Mileposts on the Road to Building a Leadership Mindset

Leading is not easy. If it were, more people would do it, and do it well. Yet, never have we needed leadership more than in the chaos of our modern, hyper-connected world. Read Article »

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The Secret To Saying No Without Pissing People Off

Swaay featured article by Julie Benezet.

Time is precious. Never has it been harder to find than in the manic, hyper-connected 21st century world of work. Read Article »

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7 Ways for Business Leaders to Successfully Navigate and Overcome the Unknown

Here are 7 ways leaders can face the future in a world of divisive politics, shifting expectations and constantly looming unknowns. Read Article »

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4 Tips to Navigate Enterprise Unknowns and Grow Your Business

TechRepublic feature article by Alison DeNisco.

In her book The Journey of Not Knowing: How 21st Century Leaders Can Chart a Course Where There Is None, Julie Benezet explains how to accept fear and failure to grow your business. Read Article »

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Fighting Fear of the Unknown: 4 Steps to Navigate the New

Swaay featured article by Julie Benezet.

We are all originals. Each of us travels with our own life story, values and dreams for the future. Read Article »