Episode 174: Answer Four Questions about Why You Choose to Lead Others

In this episode, Patrick reflects on conversations with Ranga Ramanujam, Christie Hunter Arscott, Patrick Lencioni, and Stanley McChrystal. In doing so, he identifies four questions that every leader should reflect on and answer:     1.    What does success look like for you?     2.    How well do you understand yourself?     3.    What motivates you to lead?     4.    What does it take…

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Episode 163: Be a Well Rounded Manager with Dr. Ranga Ramanujan

Patrick’s guest is Professor Ranga Ramanujam from Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management. Ranga’s research, consulting, and teaching focus on organizational errors, reliability, and operational failures. Numerous former students and current colleagues of Ranga’s kept telling Patrick to put Ranga on the podcast. As Patrick puts it, “They were 100% right Ranga is insightful,…

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Freudenfreude Worksheet

Freudenfreude is the opposite of Schadenfreude. It means that you find pleasure in watching someone else succeed. Arguably, the dinner party discussion about favorite tv shows and movies was a glimpse at Freudenfreude in action. People were genuinely excited at the idea of seeing others enjoying what they enjoy. This Freudenfreude concept is something I…

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Episode 158: Show Your Worth with Author Shelmina Abji

Shelmina Abji joins Patrick to discuss the importance of having role models, speaking up when you have something smart to say, and seizing opportunities. She is the author of Show Your Worth: 8 Intentional Strategies for Women to Emerge as Leaders at Work a book that challenges readers to aim high and redefine their definitions…

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ADVICE Worksheet

I once boarded a plane flight. After settling into my seat, I opened the outdoor travel magazine I had purchased in the terminal. The title of the first article I flipped to caught my attention, “How to Survive a Plane Flight!” That seemed like interesting timing. I felt compelled to read the article. It contained…

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