Musk Heading to Texas is Just Another Boring Move

Musk announced that he is moving to Texas. Is this another Boring move? In the 1830s, Charles Pearson proposed a rather ingenious, and arguably mad idea for public transportation. Some 14 years later his boring vision began to take shape as Londoners started to bore a tunnel that over time weaved its way under the…

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Changing Lanes

Many years ago, I earned a speeding ticket. I say I earned it because I was driving too fast and there’s a natural consequence for driving too fast especially when a police officer is present – you earn a ticket. The paperwork stated that I could either pay a fine or go to a driver’s…

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5 Things to Look for in a Job Candidate

Imagine that you are interviewing for a leadership role. You’ve studied the position, looked into organizational challenges and opportunities, and conducted a couple of mock interviews. You settle into the chair and I enter the room and introduce myself. During the interview, I’m looking for several things to suggest that you are a good fit…

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Find Your Path

The vast majority of my career has been spent being developed to lead others, leading others, or developing others to lead. Throughout much of that time, we would be led down a fairly prescriptive path. To be a leader, you’d have to have this experience, go to this course, take this job, etc. There was…

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Do Your Actions Pass the Grocery Shopping Test?

Years ago, a friend told me that she isn’t one to burn bridges. If she ever bumps into a customer or colleague at the grocery store, she doesn’t want them to try to avoid her. I’ve tried to take her idea to heart. I find myself envisioning a future day, 15 or 20 years down…

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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…

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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…

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