Monday, October 28, 2019


Boating Florida Keys Style

Our team had the pleasure to attend Eric’s Outboard Key Largo’s grand opening earlier this month. From the nautical decor to the refreshments this opening was GRAND!

A company in business for more than three decades in South Florida, saw a need in the Florida Keys and decided to expand. The Marine Retail shop offers Yamaha accessories for your boat and engine. If you are looking for a part that isn’t in stock, it can be there the next day! Wow, service like that is almost unheard of on an island.

If repairs are what you need and you’re not the mechanic type, no worries, call the store at 786-652-0955 to deploy the Mobile Service Truck. 

We wish Eric’s Outboard much success with their new Key Largo location!

Keep Your Boat Afloat,

The Bodega Team

Thursday, October 24, 2019


Top 5 Reasons to Attend 
The Key West Food & Wine Festival
January 26, 2020 – February 2, 2020

Key West Florida is known to all as a town that knows how to throw a great party. However, what most don’t know, is that Key West is also known for how to combine education and a great party. Now is the time to purchase your tickets and book your hotel for the Key West Food & Wine Festival 2020. This is an event you do not want to miss and here are the top 5 reasons why!

1.     You Love Wine
Dolce Events & Marketing spends the entire year securing the best wine makers in the world to attend this event. Whether you prefer red, white or bubbles, there is something for everyone. This event is also one to explore your pallet. 

2.     You Like to Pair Food with Wine
Food is in the title of the event. From hemp cooking and shrimp boils to a grilled cheese fest, you will learn everything you need to know on how to pair wine with any dish.

3.     You Like to Meet New People
The Key West Food & Wine Festival has a solid following of returning attendees from all over the United States and new ones each year. This event is truly one to meet friends who have common interest with visiting an island, food and wine. Cheers to new friends!

4.     You Wish to Spread Your Wings
Typically you are either a red or white person. However, the Key West Food & Wine Festival is the perfect opportunity to spread your wings and try savory new flavors. We are sure you will pick up a new taste and favorite while at this event.

5.     Life is Too Short for Bad Food and Wine
By the expensive bottle just because, not just for a special occasion. Eat the desert for dinner. We give you permission to enjoy the food, wine and company.

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The Bodega Team

Sunday, October 20, 2019


3 Most Common Leadership Pitfalls &
How to Avoid Them

Many have found themselves working for someone who preaches “good leadership” or “culture is everything” but doesn’t embody those traits themselves. So the question becomes how do we, as individuals deal, with this type of personality? The obvious answer would be to leave the job, however, the simplest answer is not always the best.

The 3 most common leadership pitfalls and how you can avoid them in your personal growth and how to navigate around them if they are coming from your boss. 

1.     Dreamy or Hasty Speech: This is what we call the rahrah leader. The one who is very charismatic and is driving home to everyone how important culture is to the success of the company. Culture will eat a company’s strategic growth plan at every meal. 

How to avoid: When you work for a company where the information feed is not following both directions (up from the bottom and down from the top) yet the leader is preaching culture, this should raise a red flag. Depending on your position, as either a mid-level manager or a front-line employee, be the person who champions both causes. Ensure the information being communicated is getting to the correct team members. 

During the interview process if the company offers situational interviews where there is interaction with current employees ask them, what is the best and worst thing they like about leadership and culture. This will give you an insider view prior to accepting any offers.

2.     Empty Promises: True leaders are people who put their follower’s well-being before their own. An example of an empty promise would be your boss telling you that he/she will be give you a promotion if you do xyz task that would benefit the company, hires someone for that particular position then makes a public announcement to the team without telling you first. Now this could also be considered sexual harassment but that is for another blog!

This pitfall is probably the most difficult because it will ignite anger, confusion and betrayal. It will also require some deep soul searching as you contemplate your response to the situation. 

How to avoid: Unfortunately, this might be hard to avoid. If this situation arises, speak to the Human Resources for guidance and direction prior to making any commitments. It is important to document in writing when any situations arise by email follow up to your boss and HR. Keep a clear and concise calendar along with meeting notes.

3.     Lame Excuses: Excuses are commonly given to assign blame or if leadership does not want to deal with a situation at hand. Often times excuses will be connected to poor culture. The excuse could as small as confrontation avoidance, or larger if it involves company finances.

How to Avoid: Before beginning your journey with any company, it is crucial to research its particular culture, leadership and employee engagement. Glassdoor is one tool that allows for current or past employees to write reviews and even gives pros and cons. Perform a Google search for recent PR as well as a Google search on the executive team. In this day and age of technology, information is at our fingertips, use it wisely.

Inc. recently published an article on If your boss does these five things then it is time to quit.

Team Bodega

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