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How to be a Tough – Yet Amazing – Act to Follow

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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Smart Leaders Make 4 Wise Investments

Busyness can be costly. It consumes time, energy, and motivation with little concern over how these resources are expended. It also steals your ability to invest in four key areas. Download this free pdf that is perfect for posting and sharing. Patrick LeddinI try to be a catalyst for change and improvement. Some of my…

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10 Ways to Make Work a Winnable Game

Within each of us there seems to be a ‘game on’ switch that is hardwired in our DNA.  For some of us the switch is more easily flipped than for others. When activated in the workplace, this switch can dramatically increase employee engagement. To throw the switch and drive engagement, leaders must make work a winnable game.…

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10 Ways to Make Work a Winnable Game for You and Your Team

Within each of us there seems to be a ‘game on’ switch that is hardwired in our DNA.  For some of us the switch is more easily flipped than for others. When activated in the workplace, this switch can dramatically increase employee engagement. To throw the switch and drive engagement, leaders must make work a winnable game.…

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3 Things to Know About Millennials

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to support a learning and development initiative for Federal senior executives.  I serve as an instructional designer for this program, largely coordinating subject matter experts to speak on everything from civilian-military relations to negotiations and the role of the media in federal initiatives. I learn immensely from…

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Here’s How Your Next Big Initiative Can Hurt You as a Leader

Despite your and your team’s best efforts, things don’t always go as planned. The company may decide to penetrate a new market, but the economy elects not to cooperate.  No matter what you and your people do, the numbers aren’t met.  The efforts were gallant; unfortunately, the economy conspired against you.  The initiative is dead.…

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4 Ideas to Building Real Trust on a Virtual Team

Building a high trust team is tough, especially when you work virtually.  Use this tool to help you and your virtual team to move things in the right direction. If you want to learn more about how to build trust, check out my podcast interview with the author of the NYT Bestseller The Speed of…

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5 Addictions that Great Leaders Avoid

Here are 5 leader addictions that can leave you and your people feeling frustrated, exhausted, and unfulfilled. Great leaders avoid them to the benefit of their people. Below is a PDF version of the tool. It’s suitable for printing, posting, and sharing! Patrick LeddinI try to be a catalyst for change and improvement. Some of…

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5 Groovy Leadership Ideas

This week, HGTV premiered A Very Brady Renovation. The show is built around the home that served as the facade for the Brady Bunch television series. Producers bought the home and are now working with the 6 Brady kids (50 years later) to renovate the home to reflect on the inside the set that was…

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