Disruptions, Incentives, and Inertia

Incentives can be a powerful tool to motivate and guide teams toward success. But, it’s crucial to recognize that the force of incentives is akin to a double-edged sword—capable of propelling us toward greatness or leading us astray. As the leader of The Disruption Project at Vanderbilt University, I have the unique opportunity to study…

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Episode 237: Chose Your Life with Best-Selling Author Jim Huling

Join host Patrick Leddin on the Leadership Lab podcast for a compelling conversation with Jim Huling, renowned author of *The 4 Disciplines of Execution* and a distinguished executive coach. In this episode, Jim shares invaluable insights into living intentionally and making pivotal life choices. With over three decades of experience guiding leaders and organizations to…

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Episode 236: Explore the Perfect 10 with Co-Founder of RE/MAX Dave Liniger

In this episode of the Leadership Lab, Patrick sits down with Dave Liniger, the influential co-founder of RE/MAX and a real estate visionary, to discuss Liniger’s new book, “The Perfect 10.” Liniger, known for reshaping the real estate landscape and his adventurous personal life, shares insights from his extensive career and diverse experiences. “The Perfect…

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Episode 235: Learn Leadership Lessons from Elite Teams with CEO Jon Becker

Today’s featured guest is Jon Becker, the CEO of Aardvark, a company specializing in supplying protective and communication equipment to elite teams worldwide. Patrick and Jon discuss insights from Jon’s remarkable 38-year journey with Aardvark, offering valuable lessons on how the best of the best operate. Gain access to principles, insights, and ideas that every…

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Episode 234: Influence Like a Pro with Author Robert Cialdini

In this episode, Patrick welcomes author, Dr. Robert Cialdini into the Leadership Lab to talk about his work in the area of influence. In so many ways leadership can be boiled down to two key aspects. One is influencing others, and the other one is making decisions. This episode addresses the first issue, influence, head-on.

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Just Don’t Do It!

Everybody does it at one time or another. You know what I mean. It is a behavior that distracts you or bothers others. It is often a trivial activity of little value or, even worse, negatively impacts your productivity. Here are a few examples: Perhaps you sit in a meeting with your head down, texting…

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Episode 233: Maximize Your Uptime with Google Productivity Expert Laura Mae Martin

In this episode, Patrick is joined by Laura Mae Martin, whose dynamic journey at Google spans over thirteen years across various domains, including Sales, Product Operations, Event Planning, and now, Executive Coaching. Laura’s expertise isn’t just confined to her impressive career trajectory; she’s also an invaluable mentor to some of Google’s top executives, guiding them…

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Episode 232: Stand Out in a Competitive World with CEO William Vanderbloemen

In a world where the job market is ever-evolving, crowded with talent, and increasingly influenced by AI, the question on everyone’s mind is: How do I stand out? How do I become indispensable? These are crucial questions in today’s professional landscape, and they deserve in-depth exploration and understanding. This week, we’re diving deep into these…

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Striking Balance – Perform and Transform

Have you ever felt like you’re in a constant balancing act? I once collaborated with a client facing a familiar challenge. They were gearing up to launch an exciting new product next year, but were bogged down by ongoing issues with their current offering. Addressing these bugs was critical to keeping customers happy, yet focusing…

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