Win in the turns

In auto racing, there’s an expression that drivers win races in the turns. When drivers hit turns, the unexpected can occur, people make mistakes, and a racer can gain an advantage or fall behind. Like race car drivers, you and your team can win in the turns. While many leaders seek stability and try to…

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Episode 127: Tap into the Success Factor with Dr. Ruth Gotian

Do you know how to develop a mindset and skillset for peak performance? Ruth Gotian does. Ruth Gotian is a leadership coach, keynote speaker, educator, and social scientist who researches the most successful people in order to learn about their mindsets and practices. She serves as the Chief Learning Officer and is Assistant Professor of…

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Choose. Don’t Just React.

In The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen R. Covey wrote that there is a space between stimulus and response, and it’s in that space that we find our freedom. We don’t merely have to react to a stimulus. We can choose what we do. Consider situations where you have reacted in ways that you later…

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Episode 126. Do Hard Things In a Human Way with Bestselling Author Jacqueline Carter

Patrick is joined this week by Jacqueline Carter. Jacqueline is an international partner and leads Potential Project in North America. She works with many global accounts including Cisco, Accenture, Danaher, Eli Lilly and IKEA to enhance leadership and organizational performance. She is the co-author of “The Mind of the Leader” published by Harvard Business Review…

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Brady and Gronkowski $1,000,000 Leadership Lesson

In their final game of the regular National Football League (NFL) season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers created a stir. USA TODAY reported that “Tom Brady refused to leave Buccaneers’ Week 18 game until Rob Gronkowski got his $1 million bonus.” The USA Today story continues, “…Rob Gronkowski went into this game with the possibility of…

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Episode 125. Learn the Rules of Power with Dr. Jeffrey Pfeffer

Are you ready for a conversation about gaining, maintaining, and wielding power? Dr. Jeffrey Pfeffer is the Thomas D. Dee II Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University where he has taught since 1979. He is the author or co-author of 15 books including: Dying for a Paycheck, Leadership BS,…

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Episode 124. Plant Seeds and Advocate for Others with Author Cyntoia Brown Long

In 2019, Cyntoia Brown Long’s story captured our collective interest. Fifteen years into a life sentence for killing a man when she was 16-years-old, advocates ranging from Kim Kardashian and Rihanna to lawmakers to the general population advocated for her release. Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam granted Cyntoia clemency calling her situation a “tragic and complex…

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Episode 123. Choose to Be Courageous with Ryan Berman Revisited

Patrick revisits his 2020 interview with Ryan Berman as the last episode of 2021. 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,…

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Worksheet: Turn OR Choices Into AND Opportunities

We often assume that choices are limited to doing one thing or the other. Use this tool to brainstorm how a historic OR choice could become an AND opportunity. Patrick LeddinPatrick Leddin, PhD is a speaker, global leadership consultant, and The Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Five-Week Leadership Challenge. Patrick is an Associate…

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