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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If you want to be a doctor, it takes over a decade. You can’t wake up one morning and decide to do surgery. You can’t do an “accelerated track” for “high potential medical students” and get up to speed in a couple years. You need four years of undergrad, four years of medical school, and…

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Perhaps you are familiar with this well-known Peter Drucker quote about the power of culture. Culture eats strategy for breakfast. My experience suggests that culture has a fairly robust appetite. Not only does it have the ability to eat strategy for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, sometimes, it can devour a leader as well. When this…

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A decade ago, Simon Sinek asked Marine Corps Lieutenant General George Flynn, “What made the Marines so great?” The general responded, “Officers eat last.” Sinek slightly modified the sentiment and used it as the title of his 2014 bestseller, Leaders Eat Last. The book focuses on the sacrifices that true leaders make for their people and a…

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Imagine for a moment that you just got promoted. Your first order of business? Help choose your replacement. To you, there’s really no need to interview anyone. You already know that you’ll be choosing your hotshot lead analyst who has been performing at a high level for some time. Fast forward 6 months, and things…

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This week I had the pleasure of speaking with my friend, Chris Stemp. Chris hosts the Smart People Podcast and works at Nestle in Learning and Development. He has two small children and a beautiful home – he seems to have it all. But at one point, he was passed out in his boss’s office…

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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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