What started as a small project that my wife, Jamie, and I worked on in our spare time quickly turned into a viable business. We both quit our jobs and went all in on the new venture. Eleven years later, we had offices in three states, amazing team members, and an enviable list of loyal…

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Giving your boss feedback can be tough. While some leaders are open to learning and listening, others are far less receptive. If you find yourself in a situation where you feel compelled to provide your boss feedback, here are seven keys to more effectively delivering the message. Below is a PDF suitable for sharing with…

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I worked at a fast food restaurant in high school. My co-workers and I started most shifts with a quick meeting to get our manager’s instructions for the day. I vividly remember one such pre-shift huddle, not because of what he said to us at the beginning of the shift, but because of what transpired…

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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…

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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…

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I recently found myself in Tanzania setting out to hike to the highest point on the continent of Africa. Don’t get me wrong. I didn’t suddenly fall from the sky or wake from a dream and ‘find’ myself on the mountain. The prerequisite planning took place and I put in extra miles to get ready,…

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Whether you aspire to lead people, are early on your role as a team leader, or have been leading teams for years, I strongly recommend you check out this tool. In working on the ground teams around the world, we’ve learned that the best team leaders and team members are clear on five key areas:…

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Over the years, I’ve had the pleasure of working with clients across a variety of industries and locations around the world. Whether I am working with a professional services firm in Malaysia, a manufacturing facility in the United Kingdom, or a healthcare business in the United States, I’ve noticed that the top performers master two…

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About a year ago, I had the opportunity to speak to 120 leaders at the U.S. division of a European-based company. The leaders were embarking on the next phase of a learning journey that they had begun the past summer. My job was to kickoff the new phase and to get them excited about the…

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