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Episode 116: Unleash the Hero Within You With Author Kevin Brown

This week, best selling author and world renowned keynote speaker Kevin Brown joins Patrick to discuss The Hero Effect. This philosophy, which stems from Kevin’s 30+ year career in franchise development, separates world-class organizations and high-performance people from everybody else. The conversation explores how you can become a “hero” which, in turn, will allow for…

Episode 115. Build a Team of Impact Players With NYT Best Selling Author Liz Wiseman

NYT bestselling author Liz Wiseman joins Patrick to talk about her latest book Impact Players: How to Take the Lead, Play Bigger, and Multiply Your Impact. The conversation explores how you can become a difference-maker and build a team of difference makers around you.

Episode 114. Make a Dent in the Universe

Do you want to make a difference in the world? We bet you do and we believe we have five actions that will help you to do that. Patrick discusses how you can make a dent in the universe (or at least your little corner of it). Learn how you can Engage, Think, Create, Share,…

Episode 113. Put a Coach in the Palm of Your Hand with Kevin Kruse

This week, serial entrepreneur and bestselling author Kevin Kruse joins Patrick to discuss what motivated him to launch several businesses, his goal of impacting 100 million leaders, and why it’s important for you to put a coach in the palm of your hand. Download the LeadX coaching app and put a coach in the palm…

Episode 112. Revisit and Learn with Bestselling Author and Coach Dorie Clark

Dorie Clark has a new book out, The Long Game: How to be a long-term thinker in a short-term world. In celebration of her new book, this week we are revisiting episode 44 when Dorie joined Patrick in the Leadership Lab.

Episode 111. Subscribe to a Winning Business Model with Robbie Kellman Baxter

Every entrepreneur or budding strategist talks about creating a subscription model for their business, but few know how to get started. Robbie Kellman Baxter is an expert in the area of subscription models and knows what it takes to get it right. Her work projects include Netflix, Oracle, eBay, and many other well-known brands. She’s…

Episode 110. Reflect, Celebrate, and be Grateful with Dr. Patrick Leddin

This week, Patrick shares how The Five-Week Leadership Challenge has performed since its August 24th release and discusses two leadership tools that Leddin Group has created to help you to win on your goals.

Episode 109. Deliver the Gold Standard with Lifestyle Advisor Colin Cowie

Colin Cowie is an international designer and event planner. He’s created event experiences for A-list celebrities, CEOs, world leaders, and Oprah. He joins me to talk about his new book The Gold Standard. The conversation reveals many everyday customer-focused decisions all of us can make to wow those we serve.

Episode 108. Build a Brand Worth Building With Skot Waldron

Skot Waldron is a master communicator and branding expert. He joins Patrick for a brilliant conversation about understanding your personal brand, standing out in a crowded world, and learning what people say about you when you are not in the room.

Episode 107. Launch Something New Into the World with Dr. Patrick Leddin

Over the last 18 months, I’ve been writing and launching my new book, The Five-Week Leadership Challenge. In this episode, I hit pause on the book tour schedule to share six lessons I’ve learned from trying to launch something into the world. May these lessons help you in your efforts.

Episode 106. Commit Before You Know with Former Navy SEAL Thom Shea

Thom Shea served over two decades as a Navy SEAL. He knows what it is like to get knocked down, to get back up, and to win. He joins Patrick in the Leadership Lab to discuss commitment, resilience, and holding yourself accountable.

Episode 105. Learn Hard Fought Lessons with Former UFC Fighter Charlie ‘The Spaniard’ Brenneman

Charlie “The Spaniard” Brenneman joins Patrick in the lab to share his journey. He is a former middle school teacher, UFC fighter, and winner of the sports-based reality TV show Pros vs Joes, Season 1. Charlie and Patrick discuss the importance of life-long learning, enthusiasm, growth, and chasing big dreams.  

Episode 104. Take The Five-Week Leadership Challenge with Dr. Patrick Leddin

In today’s episode, we turn the tables and Patrick takes the guest seat in the leadership lab. The guest host is Eddie Turner, who visits to talk to Patrick about his upcoming book, The Five-Week Leadership Challenge. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how you can become the leader you were meant to be. Pre-order…

Episode 103. Redefine Your Limits With World Record Holder Lucy Westlake

Lucy Westlake is an adventurer, explorer, triathlete, runner, and speaker. At 17 years old, she can now add World Record Holder to the list. She joins Patrick to talk about trusting yourself and others as you climb to new heights. Learn more about Lucy at www.LucyWestlake.com

Episode 101. Realize the Benefits of Self-Awareness With NYT Bestselling Author Tasha Eurich

How do you see yourself? How do others see you? NYT bestselling author Tasha Eurich joins Patrick to talk about self-awareness: what it is, why it matters, and how to get better at it. As an organization psychologist, Tasha has worked with countless leaders to help them to realize the benefits of being more self-aware.…

Episode 100. Lead and Thrive in a Complex World with Retired General Stan McChrystal

Stanley McChrystal is a retired four-star general, former commander of the 75th Ranger Regiment, and a 2x NYT bestselling author. Stan (we asked and that’s what he said to call him) and Patrick get together for the 100th episode of Leadership Lab to discuss the challenges of leading ourselves and others in a complex world.

Episode 099. Get Over Your Damn Self With Bestselling Author Romi Neustadt

Is it possible to have everything? According to leader and bestselling author Romi Neustadt, the answer is ‘yes’ – but you can’t have it all at the same damn time. Romi joins Patrick to have a straightforward conversation about how to live a fulfilled and authentic life. Learn how to feel less stressed, exhausted, or…

Episode 098. Create a Nimble Organization With Author and CEO Peter High

In his latest book, Getting to Nimble: How to Transform Your Company Into a Digital Leader, Peter High discusses how the pace of change in business today is such that it is becoming easier to go from a legendarily high-performing company to liquidation in a short period of time. Peter joins Patrick to discuss how…

Episode 097. Persevere Through the Toughest of Times with PTSD Author Reggie Ford

Reggie D. Ford is the founder and CEO of Rosecrete Wealth Management and the author of Perseverance Through Severe Dysfunction: Breaking the Curse of Intergenerational Trauma as a Black Man in America. Born into poverty, Reggie overcame immense obstacles to earn multiple degrees from Vanderbilt University and found his own company. His uplifting message shows…

Episode 096. Find Clarity in Crisis with Author and Former CIA Officer Marc Polymeropoulos

Former CIA Officer Marc Polymeropoulos joins Patrick to discuss his new book Clarity in Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the CIA. They explore Marc’s leadership principles including: The Process Monkey, Win an Oscar, and Humility Is Best Served Warm.

Episode 095. Buy, Sell, Fix, and Grow Your Businesses With Author and Expert Michelle Seiler Tucker

Michelle Seiler Tucker helps entrepreneurs to buy, sell, fix, and grow their businesses. Her latest book, Exit Rich, comes out in June 2021. Michelle and Patrick discuss the 5 types of business buyers and the importance of getting 6 Ps in your organization. Learn more about Michelle, her book, and the services she offers at…

Episode 094. Lead With Purpose and Grace Featuring John Baldoni

Are you ready for the next crisis or inevitable change that is coming your way? John Baldoni joins Patrick to discuss how to respond with purpose and grace. John is an award winning author, speaker, and executive coach. With over 15 books to his credit, he’s known worldwide for his leadership expertise, guidance, and insights.…

Episode 093. Learn From Master Negotiator and Body Language Expert Greg Williams

Greg Williams is a master negotiator and body language expert. With 7 books to his credit, countless courses delivered, and a wealth of knowledge and experience, Greg is a go-to person if you want to improve your ability to negotiate. Patrick and Greg discuss negotiation, conduct an impromptu role play, and teach you how to…

Episode 092. Deliver Powerful Presentations and Own Your Message With Expert Patricia Fripp

Here’s your opportunity to up your communication skills. Patricia Fripp has spent a lifetime perfecting what it takes to deliver powerful messages. She joins Patrick in the Leadership Lab to talk about being persuasive, telling stories that connect, and speaking with specificity. Learn more about her work at Fripp.com

Episode 091. Put the Power of Generational Research to Work with Bestselling Author Haydn Shaw

Haydn Shaw has been studying generations in the work place for over 30 years. He joins Patrick to discuss his latest book, Sticking Points: How to Get 5 Generations Working Together in the 12 Places They Come Apart.  Learn more about Haydn’s work at peopledrivenresults.com

Episode 90. Leverage Technology with Futurist and Strategist Crystal Washington

Crystal Washington is a futurist, technologist, author, and speaker. After you listen to today’s episode you will agree that ‘awesome podcast guest’ can be added to that list. Crystal and Patrick discuss COVID’s affect on technology adoption, advancements coming your way soon, and how you can leverage technology to become more effective right now. Learn…

Episode 089. Lead with Purpose with BrightHouse CEO Ashley Grice

Ashley Grice, CEO at BrightHouse, a BCG Company joins Patrick to talk about the importance of purpose. We explore what it is, why it matters, and how it will help you and your organization to thrive.

Episode 088. Advocate, Inspire, and Encourage with Former KPMG Vice Chairman Dr. Kathy Hannan

Dr. Kathy Hannan’s experience ranges from her role as the former Vice Chairman at KPMG to past Board Chair and National President of Girl Scouts USA to current roles on numerous boards. She joins Patrick in the Leadership Lab to discuss leadership lessons from her life and career. Don’t miss this unique chance to learn…

Episode 087. Deliver Winning Presentations with Dr. Ethan Becker

Dr. Ethan Becker is proven speech coach and trainer. He has worked with business partners throughout the United States and around the world. Patrick and Ethan discuss how you can deliver powerful, engaging messages that will connect with listeners and increase your influence. Learn more about Ethan and his team at https://www.speechimprovement.com

Episode 086. Solve Problems, Develop Strategy, and Improve Society with Design Expert Deepa Prahalad

Deepa Prahalad is an author, speaker and innovation/design strategy consultant with an emphasis on emerging markets and social innovation. She is ranked #34 on the inaugural Thinkers 50 India list and is a member of Marshall Goldsmith 100 Coaches program. Deepa and Patrick discuss the importance of design to solve problems, develop strategy, innovate, and…

Episode 085. Discover the Power of Selflessness with Author and NBC News Anchor Richard Lui

Award-winnng veteran journalist Richard Lui has more than 30 years in television, film, technology, and business. He joins Patrick in the Leadership Lab to discuss the benefits of being selfless to those we help, those we lead, and ultimately to ourselves. Currently at MSNBC and previously with CNN Worldwide, he is the first Asian-American man…

Episode 084. Be Fearless and Trust Your Gut With UniWorld Group, Inc. CEO Monique Nelson

Monique Nelson is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of UniWorld Group, Inc. (UWG) UWG is the “longest standing full-service multicultural marketing and advertising agency in the United States.” Patrick and Monique explore what Monique has learned over the course of her career about being fearless and trusting your gut. Learn more about UWG at https://uwginc.com

Episode 083. Answer Key Leadership Questions with Executive, Professor, and Entrepreneur Dr. Michael Burcham

Dr. Michael Burcham joins Patrick this week to answer some critical leadership questions like: Why you should ‘shut up’ and listen? How do you really solve problems? What does it really mean to be transparent? Should you stop trying to control everything? Michael is an executive coach, entrepreneur, investor, and strategist. Over the past 30…

Episode 082. Be Customer-Obsessed and Drive Performance with Amazon Veteran and Author Colin Bryar

In this episode, Colin Bryar meets with Patrick to talk about being customer-obsessed, constantly finding and fixing defects, and growing faster than the competition. Colin joined Amazon in 1998 — four years after its founding — and spent the next 12 years as part of Amazon’s senior leadership team as Amazon grew from a domestic…

Episode 081. Gain Leadership Insights From CEO of AT&T Business, Anne Chow

Anne Chow is the CEO of AT&T Business. She’s named as one of the most influential business leaders in the world, a Juilliard-trained pianist, and a bestselling author of The Leader’s Guide to Unconscious Bias. She joins Patrick in the Leadership Lab to discuss how technology is driving engagement, the need to consistently communicate with…

Episode 080. Be True and Become Your Authentic Self with Dr. Julie Rosenberg

Julie Rosenberg, MD joins Patrick to talk about her books, Be True: A Personal Guide to Becoming Your Most Authentic Self and Beyond the Mat: Achieve Focus, Presence, and Enlightened Leadership. The conversation focuses on how leaders can be in the present and take care of themselves and others. Learn more at http://www.DrJulieRosenberg.com

Episode 079. Learn About Personal Brands, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion With Latesha Byrd

A recruiter turned Career Coach and Talent Development Consultant, Latesha Byrd helps clients navigate the workplace, and companies build safe spaces where inclusivity & equity thrive. Latesha joins Patrick to talk about personal branding and rebranding, mentorship, and authentic allyship in the workplace. Learn more about Latesha and her work at http://LateshaByrd.com

Episode 078. Find Inspiration from Alpha Girls with NYT Bestselling Author Julian Guthrie

Julian Guthrie loves a great underdog story. She wrote about underdogs in her 20+ year journalism career and continues to do so as she cranks out one NYT’s bestseller after another. Her bestselling books include Alpha Girls, Good Blood, How to Build a Spaceship, The Billionaire and the Mechanic, and The Grace of Everyday Saints.…

Episode 077. Pursue Purpose and Meaning with Feed The Frontline’s Ben Schecter

Last March, when COVID-19 was pushing the limits of the healthcare community, Ben Schecter was inspired by their sacrifice and created Feed the Front Line. A recent college graduate working at Bain & Company, he quit his high-paying job and co-founded a non-profit that buys meals from local restaurants struggling to cope with COVID-19 restrictions…

Episode 076. Learn about Risk from Economist and Author Allison Schrager

Dr. Allison Schrager is an economist, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, contributing editor at City Journal, and co-founder of Life Cycle Finance Partners. She joins Patrick in the Leadership Lab to talk about risk, studying negotiation in a brothel, and watching the COVID-19 pandemic unfold. Learn more about Allison at www.allisonschrager.com.  

Episode 075. Help Others To Win With Northwestern University Professor Paul Corona

Dr. Paul Corona is a clinical professor of leadership in the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, where his teaching and coaching ratings average 96/100, and is also the founder of the award-winning Lee’s 3 Habits system, which helps motivated professionals and organizations build stronger relationships and achieve greater happiness. He’s the author of The Wisdom of Walk-Ons:…

Episode 074. Rediscover Play at Work with Jeff Harry

Jeff Harry joins Patrick in the lab to explore how teams and organizations can create opportunities for their people to tap into their true selves, jumpstart creativity, and unleash innovation by bringing play to their work. Learn more about Jeff at www.rediscoveryourplay.com Sign-up for Patrick’s weekly leadership newsletter at www.leddingroup.com/newsletter
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Episode 071. Be Bold in a World with No Guarantees with Margie Warrell

Margie Warrell is a speaker, coach, author, and women’s leadership advocate. She’s the author of 5 books including, most recently, You’ve Got This! The Life-changing Power of Trusting Yourself. She joins Patrick in the Leadership Lab to talk about courage, caution, and guarantees. You can find out more about Margie at margiewarrell.com

Episode 070. Put Two Key Leadership Skills into Practice with Best-selling Author Daniel Harkavy

Daniel Harkavy has been coaching business leaders to peak levels of performance, efficacy, and fulfillment for more than twenty-five years. In 1996 he founded Building Champions, where he serves as CEO and Executive Coach. Daniel and his team of coaches have worked with thousands of clients and organizations to improve the way they lead and…

Episode 069. Unleash the Power of Storytelling, Partnerships, and Influence with Bestselling Author Ty Bennett

Ty Bennett is the founder of Leadership Inc., a speaking and training company with a mission to empower individuals and organizations to challenge their status quo, cultivate exceptional relationships, and compete in extraordinary ways. At 21, Ty and his brother built a direct sales business to over $20 million in annual revenue. The author of…

Episode 068. Explore Networking, Transparency, Purpose, and More with Bestselling Author David Burkus

David Burkus is a bestselling author, executive coach, speaker, and consultant who is an expert in taking academic literature from the ivory tower and applying it to the corner office in the business world. He joins Patrick in the Leadership Lab to discuss the importance of progress, networking, leading a remote team, defining purpose, and…

Episode 067. Go From Idea To Legit Business With Clary Collection’s Jen Auerbach

Jen Auerbach is a co-founder of Nashville-based skincare company Clary Collection. In just a few short years, they went from kitchen-based start-up to a growing product line available worldwide and featured in articles in Vogue, Allure and InStyle. She joins Patrick in the Leadership Lab to discuss starting a business, work life balance as an entrepreneur, and paying…

Episode 066. Learn From Dunkin’ Donuts 35-Year CEO Robert Rosenberg

Robert Rosenberg served as chief executive officer of Dunkin’ Donuts from 1963 until his retirement in 1998. Under his leadership, the company grew from a regional family business to one of America’s best known and loved brands. After retiring from Dunkin, Rosenberg taught in the Graduate School at Babson College and served many years on…

Episode 065. Transform Culture with Gratitude Guru and Bestselling Author Chester Elton

Chester Elton is an influential New York Times bestselling author, described as the “apostle of appreciation” whose work aims to add gratitude to the everyday work environment in order to bolster morale, gain efficiency, and increase profitability. His books have been translated into 30 languages and have sold more than 1.5 million copies. Join Patrick…

Episode 064. Reflect on How Attachment and Judgement Shape You with Prakash Raman

Prakash Raman has been a top 10 tennis player in the country, Wall Street banker, non-profit builder, Oreo Cookie brand manager, biz ops leader at a startup, and an exclusive executive coach at LinkedIn. He joins Patrick in the Leadership Lab to discuss self-judgement, impostor syndrome, and how attachment impacts leadership. You can find out…

Episode 062. Influence People with Brian Ahearn

Brian Ahearn is an author, coach, consultant, and Chief Influence Officer. As a Robert Cialdini Certified trainer, he applies the science of influence in order to achieve better business results. Patrick and Brian discuss how to ethically persuade, build win-wins, and 700,000 reasons you should use sticky notes. Find more about Brian at influencepeople.biz or…

Episode 061. Be Authentic, Seize Opportunities, and Make an Impact with Charles Donnell

Charles Donnell is the Director of Global Talent Development at PVH, a parent company for clothing brands such as Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, Izod, and more. A UK native and a graduate of the IBM HR Leadership Development Program, Charles has lived and worked in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and North America developing deep…

Episode 060. Explore Risks, Behaviors, and Business Results with Dr. Tony Ewing

Dr. Tony Ewing is a seasoned management consultant, executive coach, banking executive, and behavioral scientist. As the CEO of Conquer Risk, he’s worked in over 50 countries and 4 continents, applying the tools of behavioral science to help clients solve major investment and strategic challenges, advising over $4 billion in investment, innovation, change and crisis…

Episode 059. Leverage 10x Talent to Change The Game with Michael Solomon and Rishon Blumberg

Michael Solomon and Rishon Blumberg know firsthand about talent. They founded 10x Management, a first-of-its kind talent agency that matches cream of the crop tech talent with companies ranging from fledgling startups to global titans like IBM, Verizon, BMW, Amex, and Google. 10x talent brings at least 10 times the value to an organization. Game Changer:…

Episode 058. Find Success in Tough Times with Dr. Mary Waller

Dr. Mary Waller, the M.J. Neely Professor of Management at Texas Christian University, has been studying team effectiveness in dynamic, crisis-laden situations for over 25 years. Patrick and Mary discuss how to lead through crises and how to build your culture to withstand them. Mary provides specific tips on how to right the ship if…

Episode 057. Explore Netflix’s Culture With Patty McCord

Patty McCord spent 14 years as the Chief Talent Officer at Netflix, where she produced the famous “Netflix culture deck” and has since authored Powerful: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility. Patrick and Patty discuss the three different companies of Netflix, and how to build an empowered employee with exceptional performance.   Sign up for…

Episode 056. Translate Talent And Teamwork Into Competitive Advantage with Dr. Darin Rowell

Darin Rowell, EdD helps CEOs translate talent and teamwork into competitive advantage. Whether it’s navigating market changes, leading a turnaround, or launching a new business unit, he’s built a proven track record of helping leaders and teams from around the world reach their potential and achieve their goals. Patrick and Darin talk about how to accelerate…

Episode 055. Lead In Times of Crisis with Dr. David Brumbaugh

David Brumbaugh, MD is the Associate Chief Medical Officer at Children’s Colorado and a pediatric gastroenterologist. He is also the host of a weekly podcast called Charting Pediatrics. Dr. Brumbaugh joins Patrick in the ‘lab’ to discuss COVID-19, how to take care of yourself, your family, and your team. Sign up for our newsletter at leddingroup.com/newslettersignup to get…

Episode 053. Design the Customer Experience with Shimoda’s Ian Millar

Joining Patrick in the Leadership Lab this week is Ian Millar, co-founder and head of product at Shimoda Designs, an elite outdoor photography bag brand. They talk about Ian’s journey from the slopes of Whistler, Canada to his current home in Japan, including a Kickstarter campaign that met 600% of its goal in just a…

Episode 052. Find Greatness With The Perfect Coach Featuring Eddie Turner

Eddie Turner is an executive and leadership coach, international best-selling author, learning and workshop facilitator, keynote speaker, and host of the Keep Leading! Podcast. Join us in the Leadership Lab as we discuss coaching, leadership, how to unlock your own greatness, and his latest book, 140 Simple Messages to Guide Emerging Leaders. You can find…

Episode 051. Find Hope, Joy, and Meaning With Bestselling Author Dr. Kelly McGonigal

Dr. Kelly McGonigal is a psychologist and lecturer at Stanford University who is known for translating insights from psychology and neuroscience into practical strategies that support health and well-being. She is best known for her books “The Willpower Instinct” and “The Upside of Stress”, as well as her viral TED talk based upon the latter.…

Episode 050. Hang with Smart People featuring Chris Stemp

Host of the wildly popular Smart People podcast, Chris Stemp, joins Patrick in the lab to discuss having a panic attack at work, taking his career in a completely different direction, and the importance of understanding what motivates you. Patrick’s discussion with Chris reveals that Chris not only talks to to smart people on his…

Episode 049. Pursue Your Passion With Author and Wildpreneur Tamara Jacobi

In 2007, Tamara Jacobi graduated college with a job offer in one hand and a dream in the other. Staying true to herself, she passed on the job and pursued her dream. Today she is the owner of Tailwind Jungle Lodge in Mexico and the author of the book Wildpreneurs: A Practical Guide to Pursuing…

Episode 048. Thrive in Chaos With Reinvention Guru Dr. Nadya Zhexembayeva

Dr. Nadya Zhexembayeva’s career is focused on answering questions about how we can thrive in the face of change. She’s an accomplished speaker, author, and teacher who has worked with organizations and leaders around the world. Nadya joins Patrick to discuss the unrelenting changes we are seeing in our lives, how leaders can better guide…

047. Learn to be an entrepreneurial leader with business thinker, practioner, and professor Joel Peterson

Joel Peterson has a long history of successful growth capital investments in a variety of industries. He currently teaches at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business and is the Chairman of the Board of Overseers at the Hoover Institution at Stanford, as well as the Chairman of the Board at JetBlue Airways. He served formerly as Managing…

046. Learn how to perform at the highest level with Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson

In 2015, Dansby Swanson was picked number one overall in the Major League Baseball (MLB) draft. Today he plays shortstop for the Atlanta Braves. Dansby joins Patrick in the lab to discuss the importance of leading yourself and influencing others to be their best. The conversation covers everything from Dansby’s pregame routine to what it…

Episode 045. Choose to Lead Others For The Right Motive With Bestselling Author Patrick Lencioni

Pat Lencioni is one of the top business consultants, speakers, and authors on planet earth. He has numerous bestselling books including The 5 Temptations of a CEO, The Advantage, and The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team. Pat joins Patrick in the ‘lab’ to discuss his latest book, The Motive: Why So Many Leaders Abdicate Their…

043. Chose to be a Courageous Leader with Ryan Berman

Ryan Berman knows a great deal about the importance of courage. He has spent his career creating and sharing courageous ideas. He also invested four years of his life interviewing leaders and studying organizations to understand why courage matters. In 2019, Ryan released Return on Courage: A Business Playbook for Courage Change. Let’s face it,…

042. Act with vision and integrity with sports marketing pioneer Jim Host

Jim Host is credited with creating sports marketing and changing the face of collegiate athletics. He’s also known for being a visionary who acts with integrity. Jim founded Host Communications, which pioneered collegiate sports marketing and production services company. In 2007, IMG acquired Host Communications for $74.3 million. Beyond forming and growing Host Communications, Jim…

041. Reach new leadership heights with the world’s best rock climber Tommy Caldwell

Tommy Caldwell is a big-wall free climber who stands on top of his chosen profession. In 2015, he completed the first-ever free climb of the Dawn Wall at El Capitan. This 3,000 foot ascent is considered to be hardest climb of its type in the world. He’s the author of the NYT bestseller The Push:…

Episode 040. Be The Person You Mean To Be With Writer and Researcher Dr. Dolly Chugh

New York University (NYU) professor, author, and researcher Dr. Dolly Chugh joins Patrick in the ‘lab’ to discuss how good people fight bias. Dolly’s book Be the Person You Mean to Be has quickly become a must have among leaders everywhere. Don’t miss the chance to learn first-hand from a true pioneer in the field…

039. Be creative and collaborative with renowned songwriter Jim Beavers

Award winning songwriter, Jim Beavers, joins Patrick in the ‘lab’ to discuss creativity and collaboration. Jim’s songs have been recorded by numerous artists including Chris Stapleton, Faith Hill, Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, and Luke Bryan. Don’t miss the chance to hear what the writer of Red Solo Cup, Parachute, 5-1-5-0, and other top…

038. Lead in challenging times with Vanderbilt Chancellor Emeritus Nicholas S. Zeppos

Vanderbilt University Chancellor Emeritus Nicholas S. Zeppos joins Patrick in the ‘lab’ to discuss leading an organization through change. Chancellor Zeppos shares his thoughts on the challenges and opportunities that leaders face in times of crises, why tackling big goals matters, and the importance of understanding legacy. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn from…

037. Turn what you love into what you do with Lou Mongello

Are you looking for some inspiration, encouragement, or just a few ideas to help you to start doing what you truly love to do? You’ve come to the right podcast episode. In the early 2000s, Lou Mongello was a successful attorney and IT professional in New Jersey. He left all of that behind and moved…

036. Lead with candor, competence, and coaching in tough times with Dr. Marshall Goldsmith

Thinkers50, Fast Company, INC Magazine, and Global Gurus have all recognized Dr. Marshall Goldsmith as the world’s leading executive coach. In this episode, Patrick sits down in the ‘lab’ to talk with Marshall about the challenges we face in today’s world and what leaders can do to help guide teams and organization’s through turbulent times.…

Episode 035. Release Everyone’s Potential With Pamela Fuller

This episode explores how you may be holding yourself and those around you back from achieving something even greater – together! Pamela Fuller, Inclusion & Bias Thought Leader and Managing Client Partner at FranklinCovey, joins Patrick in the Leadership Lab to discuss inclusion and bias. Learn how to become more self-aware, to connect better with…

034. Be humble, stay curious, & change how you lead with Michael Bungay Stainer

Michael Bungay Stanier is at the forefront of shaping how organizations around the world make being coach-like an essential leadership behavior and competency. In this episode, he joins Patrick in the ‘lab’ to discuss his bestseller The Coaching Habit and his newest (and soon to be bestseller) The Advice Trap. Don’t miss this chance to…

033. Lead customer loyalty with bestselling author Shawn Moon

This topic is arguably more important today than ever before…as every customer relationship is so important! Author and CEO, Shawn Moon, joins Patrick in the ‘lab’ to discuss customer loyalty – what it is, why it matters, and what leaders can do to create a culture that generates loyal customers.  Learn more about Shawn’s work…

032. Create a work from home routine that increases your well-being with Sloane Elizabeth

Now is the time to invest in your well-being.  This bonus podcast is designed to help you to do just that as you find yourself working from home! Entrepreneur, author, and all-around-wellness expert, Sloane Elizabeth, joins me in the lab to discuss working from home.  We talk about her typical workday: when she gets up,…

031. Crack the Leadership Code with Alain Hunkins

Distilling 25 years of leadership development experience into a book is tough, but Alain Hunkins has managed to do just that. Alain joins me in the lab to discuss the importance leaders who connect, communicate, and collaborate. The conversation is both thought provoking and practical. An excellent combination. Learn more at www.alainhunkins.com.

030. Build customer relationships in a world of change with Sale Director Peter Dahl

Peter Dahl is living, operating, selling, and winning at the intersection of change. Peter resides in Denmark, leads apparel sales across multiple channels, supports employees and customers around the world, and works in an industry that is rapidly changing. He joins Patrick in the ‘lab’ to discuss what he has learned as a leader operating…

029. How will you contribute to the world with NYT bestselling author Tom Rath

Tom Rath is a member of an infinitesimally small group of people who have written multiple bestseller and sold millions of book copies. Don’t miss this chance to learn firsthand from the author of Eat, Sleep Move, Strengthsfinder 2.0, Well Being, and, most recently, Life’s Great Question. Tom joins Patrick in the ‘lab’ to discuss…

028. Patagonia’s Director of Philosophy Vincent Stanley on how to lead with conscious and conviction

Patagonia’s Director of Philosophy, Vincent Stanley, joins Patrick in the ‘lab’ to discuss what it takes to build a conscious organization and to be a leader whose actions align with one’s values. Often called Patagonia’s storyteller, Vincent has been with the company since 1973. Vincent wrote the company’s initial ad copy, led Patagonia’s sales and…

Episode 027. See Around Corners With Bestselling Author Rita McGrath

Rita McGrath, Columbia University professor and bestselling author, joins Patrick in the ‘lab’ to talk about her latest book Seeing Around Corners: How to Spot Inflection Points in Business Before They Happen.  Whether you are leading your own career, a team, or an entire organization, you don’t want to miss Rita’s insights about inflection points, how…

026. Allow your career to soar with former Harlem Globetrotter Herb “Flight Time” Lang

What can you learn from a guy who spun a basketball on the Pope’s finger, traveled the world bringing joy and hope, and won the NCAA slam dunk contest? Find out in the latest episode of the Leadership Lab when Herb “Flight Time” Lang joins Patrick to discuss how to be a great leader. Follow…

025. Make your ideas contagious with NYT bestselling author Dr. Jonah Berger

Learn from NYT bestselling author and Wharton business school professor Dr. Jonah Berger about why things catch on. Jonah joins Patrick in the ‘lab’ to discuss how individuals, teams, and organizations can harness the power of word of mouth. Whether you are trying to get your leadership team to support a one-time project, striving to…

024. Create a Leadership Game Plan with Former NFL Player Desmond Clark

In this episode of the Leadership Lab podcast, former NFL player and current business leader, author, and speaker, Desmond Clark joins Patrick to discuss his lessons in leadership.  Desmond’s professional football career spanned 12 seasons, but his impact continues today as he works with other’s to help them to become successful leaders. Don’t miss this…

Episode 023. How Will You Measure Your Life With NYT Bestselling Author Karen Dillon

How will you measure your life? That can be a very daunting question but answering it can make all the difference. Regardless of where you are in your life, determining how you are going to measure how you lived your life is better figured out right now. NYT bestselling author and former Harvard Business Review…

Episode 022. Understanding the Motivation Myth with Jeff Haden

Forget everything that you think you know about motivation and listen to this podcast. Bestselling author, Inc writer, and blogger (over 1 million followers on LinkedIn alone), Jeff Haden, joins Patrick in the Leadership Lab to talk about his book The Motivation Myth. Don’t miss the chance to learn what it truly takes to motivate…

021. Build a social media following with Elliot Choy and Kekoa MacAuley

Elliot Choy and Kekoa MacAuley join me to discuss how to build a social media following. These two amazing content creators have paid the price to learn what it takes to build a social media brand that drives traffic and engagement. In just one year (and from their college campus), Elliot has amassed over 580,000…

020. Phoenix Jackson shares how to create a 2020 vision for your personal brand

Phoenix Jackson, master brand builder, visits Patrick in the lab to discuss how to build an effective personal brand in 2020. She encourages each of us to clarify our goals, be willing to pivot, and embrace success along the way.  Don’t miss the chance to start 2020 on the highest of notes! Learn more about…

019. Post Consumer Brands President and CEO Howard Friedman on leadership

President and CEO of Post Foods, Howard Friedman, shares what it takes to lead at every level. As the leader of a $2 billion company, Howard provides tremendous insights for aspiring and current leaders. Don’t miss his visit with Patrick in the lab.

018. NYT Bestselling Author Andrew Maraniss – Demonstrating Leadership Strength

NYT bestselling author Andrew Maraniss joins Patrick in the lab to discuss the story of Perry Wallace. Andrew’s biography of Wallace, Strong Inside: the collision of race and sports in the south, has won numerous awards including being named a top 10 biography and top 10 sports book by the American Library Association. Patrick’s conversation…

017. Navigating both sides of the job interview process with Dave Carvajal, Builder of Multi-Billion Dollar Teams

Dave Carvajal joins Patrick in the Leadership Lab to discuss what it takes to stand out in the job market. A recruiting guru, who was in at the beginning of HotJobs.com and TheLadders.com, Dave has interviewed 10s of thousands of job candidates and knows what it takes to win.

016. Brad White, President, Europe+Middle East at BrightHouse discusses purpose

Brad White joins Patrick in the ‘lab’ to discuss the importance of purpose. The term purpose is thrown about, but rarely understood for its importance. Brad shares what purpose is, why purpose matters, how to ‘excavate’ to find your team or organization’s purpose, and what you can do to keep purpose alive in your daily…

Episode 015. Making Fresh Leadership Tracks With SkullCandy CEO Jason Hodell

In this episode, Skullcandy President and CEO Jason Hodell shares his leadership insights with Patrick. As the leader of a global brand “at the intersection of sport, music, youth culture, art, film and fashion,” Jason provides his thoughts on everything from choosing your first job to running a global business in a highly competitive industry.

014. NYT bestselling author Dr. Robert Cialdini discusses how to persuade others

Dr. Robert Cialdini’s New York Times (NYT) bestselling book Influence introduced the world to the psychology of persuasion and created a worldwide movement focused on research and best practices. He recently joined Patrick in the Leadership Lab to discuss his most recent book Pre-Suasion. In doing so, Dr. Cialdini “shines a light on effective persuasion…

013. Building a Winning Organizational Culture with Barby Siegel, CEO of Zeno Group

Are you looking to join an organization with a strong culture? Are you wanting to build a strong culture in your current organization? I hear these questions, and other similar inquiries, nearly every day. To help answer them and get you thinking about the ‘right’ next step to take in your world, I’ve invited Barby…

012. Positioning neurodiverse team members for success with Dr. David Caudel

Dr. David Caudel joins Patrick in the lab to discuss autism and innovation in the workplace. Dave shares insights and statistics about the autism spectrum, how organization’s benefit from the unique value of autistic team members, and what leaders can do to better support, engage, and win with their entire team. Learn more about the…

Episode 011. Unleashing Innovation in Your Organization with Dr. David Owens

Innovation expert, Dr. David Owens, joins Patrick in the lab to discuss how we can be more creative individuals, foster more innovative teams, and create organizations that allow innovators to thrive. David is the Executive Director of the innovation center at Vanderbilt University (The Won’dry), the author of Creative People Must Be Stopped, and a…

010. Making the Most of What You Have with Jamie Andrew

In this episode, Jamie Andrew joins Patrick in the lab. Jamie is an exceptional mountaineer, runner, and triathlete. He is also a quadruple amputee. Don’t miss the chance to hear Jamie’s story and learn how you can become a better leader through the choices you make.

009. Creating a Culture of Belonging with Jennifer Brown

Jennifer Brown joins Patrick in the lab to discuss what leaders and organizations can do to ensure that, “every employee, from emerging leaders to managers to C-suite executives, feels Welcomed, Valued, Respected, and Heard℠.

008. Engaging the World’s Most Powerful Consumers: Women with Bridget Brennan

Bridget Brennan, a global authority on engaging women in the marketplace, joins Patrick in the Leadership Lab. Learn the value of engaging female consumers, how companies are getting it right (and wrong), and what you can do today to better meet the needs of this powerful consumer group.

007. Harnessing the speed of trust with NYT bestselling author Stephen M. R. Covey

New York Times bestselling author and global thought leader Stephen M. R. Covey joins Patrick in the Leadership Lab to discuss the importance of trust. He shares what it means to be trustworthy and key behaviors you can employ to build stronger relationships, teams, and organizations. Together we learn that trust is the one thing…

006. Making 5 choices that can change everything with Kory Kogon

In today’s world, it’s both easier and harder than ever to be extraordinarily productive. Kory Kogon joins Patrick in the Leadership Lab to discuss what drives productivity in today’s world and the 5 choices that we all need to make. We’ve created an application tool that you can use to help you to bring the…

005. Thriving in the Face of Scarcity with Dr. Kelly Goldsmith

Professor Kelly Goldsmith joins Patrick in the lab to share her research on scarcity. As a Vanderbilt University business professor, a world renowned researcher, and a former contestant on the tv show Survivor, Dr. Goldsmith teaches us how to thrive when resources are limited. Applying Podcast Lessons in Your Life Below is this episode’s application…

Episode 004. Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals With Chris McChesney

The author of the #1 book in the world on executing strategy, Chris McChesney, joins Patrick in the lab to discuss how great leaders work with their teams to accomplish what is truly wildly important. Download the Episode #4 application tool.

003. Exploring the Power of a Multiplier with NYT bestselling author Liz Wiseman

Learn how to be a leader who multiplies others from NYT best selling author, Liz Wiseman. Patrick and Liz discuss her books Multipliers, The Multiplier Effect, and Rookie Smarts when she join Patrick in the lab. Download the Episode #3 application tool.

Episode 002. Creating a Ruckus in the Marketplace with NYT Bestselling Author Seth Godin

Patrick has an insightful conversation with entrepreneur, speaker, blogger, and best-selling author Seth Godin. Listen and learn how you can create a ruckus for your customers.

001. Cleaning up your management mess with WSJ bestselling author Scott Miller

Let’s face it; as a leader we all make messes.  The dynamic and engaging Scott Miller joins Patrick in the leadership lab to discuss how he has turned in messes into success AND how you can do the same with yours.  

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