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Remember the start of The Real World? "Find out what happens when people stop being polite and start getting REAL." That's the inspiration behind this podcast. CEOs, leaders, and others who've landed in a hot mess - and how they got themselves out.

May 24, 2021

This episode is a replay of an IT panel that Stefanie Krievins moderated in April 2021 with successful IT leaders who also have remarkably diverse perspectives of this world and in their companies.

Diversity is strength. Strength is resilience.

IT leaders and consultants will be responsible for ever-increasing results...


May 6, 2021

Leslie Murphy is the owner of an association management firm with tenured experience in managing people, teams, volunteers, and herself.

She shares her stories about learning more about herself and how to navigate and negotiate change with others.

Leslie shares how her lack of emotional intelligence earlier in her...


Apr 23, 2021

Wayne Patrick is a serial tech entrepreneur whose Hot Mess Hotline conversation is about his lessons learned during the Great Recession in 2008.

His "world fell apart," when he got a Monday morning call losing 10% of his sales. 

The firm was in hot water. 

At the time, Wayne's company, PDD, was firmly entrenched in...


Apr 9, 2021

In today’s episode, Mike Sipple Jr. wants you to know that as a mid-level leader you are an inspiration!

It might not feel that way sometimes.

You may be asking, "How can I be an inspiration as a mid-level leader?"

Here's how:

It's through learning experiences and having to make decisions that we grow. 

As a leader,...


Mar 26, 2021

Do you ever wish that you could see that your CEO is a human being? That they are vulnerable? That they can mess up?

In today’s episode, Aimee Kandrac, CEO and Founder of WhatFriendsDo, tells us about a time where her close friend’s son was diagnosed with a cancer.

As her friend’s family waited in isolation in the...