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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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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New leaders can get easily lost in the moment and fail to understand the bigger picture.  Perspective matters. Being new in the role, the leader might not realize the cyclical nature of the business or the importance of certain elements. What appears trivial at first blush may prove essential in the long run. Wisdom often comes…

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Imagine two people are sitting at opposite sides of the same table. Between them sits a beautiful bouquet – in a simple glass vase. The assortment of flowers and greenery is simply amazing. Each person is asked to write a description of the flowers. Later the descriptions are compared. They appear to be very different…

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My plane pushed back from the gate at 6pm this past Thursday night – 4 1/2 hours of sitting on the tarmac it returned to the same gate at 10:30pm. Nearly 24 hours later I finally made it home. I then remembered it was Memorial Day Weekend and how quickly I forgot the lesson I…

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