Leadership Without Ego

Reflecting on nearly five years hosting the Leadership Lab podcast and interviewing over 225 guests, one word stands out among many of them as key to their success: humility. Humility, often underrated, is a cornerstone of influential leadership. Like kindness, it’s not about being meek or timid; it’s about recognizing your limitations and valuing others’…

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Needing a Resource Revelation

The leader pulled me aside before the working session I was facilitating began, echoing his earlier phone warning. He stressed that his team had limited resources and urged me to keep them from setting overly ambitious goals. He recounted instances where grand goals had to be scaled back due to a need for more resources…

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The Status Quo is a Deceptive Little Devil

In 2001, my wife, Jamie, and I started a boutique consulting firm that focused on developing leaders and organizations. We assembled a great team, opened offices in several states, built a terrific list of clients, and achieved double-digit growth every year. There were two other companies that we often competed with, occasionally partnered with, and…

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Episode 244: Practice the Power of Curiosity and Learning from Others with Taylor Leddin-McMaster

In this episode of the Leadership Lab podcast, Patrick engages in a thought-provoking dialogue with Taylor Leddin-McMaster, exploring the profound significance of curiosity and the art of understanding others’ stories. With a remarkable career trajectory since the tender age of 17, Taylor has established herself as a prominent freelance writer, garnering recognition from esteemed national…

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Episode 243: Watch Out for Your Counterfeit Emotions with Curtis Morley

In this episode of the Leadership Lab, Patrick welcomes Curtis Morley, a Wall Street Journal Bestselling author and seasoned entrepreneur. Curtis delves into the complex world of emotions, focusing on the deceptive impact of counterfeit emotions on decision-making and leadership. Drawing on his extensive experience, he offers actionable insights on how to identify and manage…

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Don’t Wait for Perfection – It’s Overrated

I have news for you. If you wait for the perfect moment to make your next big move, you will likely stay in waiting for a long, long time. No one is going to knock on the door and hand you the perfect opportunity. Don’t wait for perfection. The concept is overrated – it will…

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Episode 241: Lead in Times of Loss and Bereavement with Sarah Cavanaugh

In this episode, Patrick speaks with Sarah Cavanaugh, the CEO of Peaceful Exit. Their conversation delves into the profound topics of grief and mourning, focusing on how leaders can guide others through their darkest moments. In a society that often shies away from discussions of death, Peaceful Exit serves as a bold invitation to engage…

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Episode 239: Elevate Your Performance through Mental Strength with Former Pro Baseball Player and Coach Derin “DMAC” McMains

Patrick sits down with mental performance coach Derin “DMAC” McMains. Derin is renowned for his work with top athletes, musicians, executives, and teams, providing them with the mental strategies needed to excel and lead in their respective arenas. In their conversation, DMAC shares insights into the psychological skills and disciplines that are crucial for maintaining…

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