Episode 114. Make a Dent in the Universe

Do you want to make a difference in the world? We bet you do and we believe we have five actions that will help you to do that. Patrick discusses how you can make a dent in the universe (or at least your little corner of it). Learn how you can Engage, Think, Create, Share,…

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How to Make a Dent in the Universe: Tool

I bet I can make a few assumptions about you: You want your work to matter You want to make a difference You want those who work with you to be better because of your presence You want to get better along the way Essentially, you to make a dent in the universe (or at…

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Leading Through Trauma: Tool

Whether trauma happens at the individual level – unexpected medical diagnosis – or at the collective level – a disaster strikes a community – the fallout is not only real but calls for leaders to express more than empathy.  I encourage you this week to consider those in your life who may be going through…

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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 Write a Cover Letter

Applying to jobs is difficult. When you’re trying to separate yourself from a pool of candidates, and there is an online application that only asks for education, work experience, and a resume, it’s hard to differentiate yourself. That is where the cover letter can play a significant role in showcasing your skills, accomplishments, and overall…

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How to Set Goals

Establishing goals provides clarity and a method to track progress. According to the academic article New Directions in Goal-Setting Theory by Edwin Locke and Gary Latham, higher or more aspirational goals leads to higher task performance and a greater ability to attain set goal. The challenge lies within how to set goals that are attainable,…

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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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