A Double Take at Leadership: Tool

Let’s face it; even the best team members can slip into negative thoughts complaining to one another, “that won’t work here, we’ve already tried that.”  When these sentiments arise, consider acting more like an optometrist. Instead of throwing the idea out or giving up on the initiative, engage your team members and ask them to…

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How to Communicate Professionally Over Email

For young professionals, communicating over email is a constant struggle. Is your tone being well received? Did you use too many exclamation points? Was there a certain faux pas you committed without realizing it? These questions are universal. A study by RescueTime.com found that 75% of workers have never spoken to colleagues about professionalism over…

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How to Find the Right Company Fit

The first step in launching a successful career is finding the right company to build a foundation with. This can be increasingly difficult with many company websites preaching similar values, however steps are outlined below on how to truly understand the organizational culture. According to an academic research article assessing person and organizational fit, a…

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What Are You Grateful For Tool

I am thrilled about The Five Leadership Challenge’s performance and the impact it is having. I’m also extremely grateful to:  My partners at HarperCollins Leadership for publishing the book and providing guidance throughout the last several months.  My teammates at Leddin Group for their hard work throughout the entire launch process and constant belief in…

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Episode 108. Build a Brand Worth Building With Skot Waldron

Skot Waldron is a master communicator and branding expert. He joins Patrick for a brilliant conversation about understanding your personal brand, standing out in a crowded world, and learning what people say about you when you are not in the room. Patrick LeddinPatrick Leddin, PhD is a sought after writer, speaker, and global leadership consultant.…

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6 Keys to Launching Something New into the World

For the past few days, I have been traveling from event to event, promoting my new book, The Five-Week Leadership Challenge. From the first day I proposed the book to Harper Collins, to writing my first draft, to now, I have learned a lot. I’d like to share 6 of those lessons with you today. Hopefully,…

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