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4 Leader Behaviors for Uncertain Times

In times of uncertainty, leaders can truly help their team and organization by putting four behaviors into practice. This tool is designed to help you to remember and act on these key actions. Download a PDF version of the tool using the image below.
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4 Business Building Blocks

Since inception, Lego has produced over 650 billion pieces. That’s nearly 93 blocks for every person on the planet. They’ve also manufactured 4 billion lego mini figures – one small Lego ‘person’ for every 1.75 people on earth. Ten years ago, Lego was struggling on every financial front and headed toward ruin; however, they turned…
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5 Reasons to Craft Your Team’s Purpose

Have you taken the time to craft a purpose statement for your team? If not, perhaps these 5 reasons to do it will get you moving in the right direction.  Listen to an expert on purpose, Brad White of Brighthouse a BCG Company, as he shares his thoughts on finding and putting to use your…
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Create a Culture of Owners

Who washes a rental car? No one. Why? We don’t own rental cars. If you want to increase employee engagement, give your team members something to own. It can be a project, an initiative, a decision, a workspace, etc., but give it to them and let them own it. Here are six great reasons to…
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5Ps Leading Teams to Top Results: Quick Team Assessment

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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5 Workplace Etiquette Behaviors to Help You to Win at Work

Joining a new workplace, at any age, can be daunting! Here are 5 quick and easy workplace etiquette tips. Although simple, and seemingly straightforward, these 5 things are often forgotten or overlooked in the rush of beginning a new role. Read more in this article. Download a PDF of the 5 workplace etiquette behaviors perfect…
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Health and Fitness Checklist for the Business Traveler

Traveling for leisure or for work can complicate our healthy habits and wellness routines for a myriad of reasons – our sleep schedule is different, planes are germy, we don’t have our normal “stuff” quite as accessible, and it feels like our daily routine has gone out the window. However, if you are traveling for…
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4 Ugly Truths that Great Leaders Know about Good Ideas

GREAT leaders know 4 UGLY truths about GOOD ideas. Are you aware of them? Here’s a tool to help you to learn and apply them. Download a pdf version below that is perfect for printing, posting, and sharing! Read more about these ideas here.
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6 Leadership Lessons You Can Learn Over Lunch

Might I suggest you take a lunch away from the office this week. Put away the cell phone and any other distractions and just spend some time observing. Why? Well, you never know what leadership lessons you can learn from a change of venue. One afternoon, I stepped away from the office and walked to…
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5 Key Programs to Create STAR Performers

Use this tool as you think about the programs you have in place to develop your people. Arguably, these 5 programs are key to create STARS in your organization. If you want more information about these programs, check out this Leddin Group article.
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Create a Culture of Quitters for Your Team

You are likely familiar with the concept that employees don’t quit companies, they quit bad leaders. It is with this in mind that many organizations invest time, energy, and resources developing leaders who foster employee engagement. Yes, employees might quit an organization because of a bad leader; however, these same employees may quit their own…
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Smart Leaders Make 4 Wise Investments

Busyness can be costly. It consumes time, energy, and motivation with little concern over how these resources are expended. It also steals your ability to invest in four key areas. Download this free pdf that is perfect for posting and sharing.
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10 Ways to Make Work a Winnable Game

Within each of us there seems to be a ‘game on’ switch that is hardwired in our DNA.  For some of us the switch is more easily flipped than for others. When activated in the workplace, this switch can dramatically increase employee engagement. To throw the switch and drive engagement, leaders must make work a winnable game.…
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How Your Next Great Idea Can Hurt You as a Leader

Sometimes a leader will start an initiative with the best of intentions, but lack the resources, focus, or energy to see it to fruition. These are projects that seemed like a good idea in the moment, but they never should have started in the first place. They are the ones where not only is the initiative…
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Making 5 Choices that Can Change Everything Application Guide

In today’s world, it’s both easier and harder than ever to be extraordinarily productive. Kory Kogan joins Patrick in the Leadership Lab to discuss what drives productivity in today’s world and the 5 choices that we all need to make. This application tool is designed to help you to put the podcast ideas to work…
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4 Ideas to Building Real Trust on a Virtual Team

Building a high trust team is tough, especially when you work virtually.  Use this tool to help you and your virtual team to move things in the right direction. If you want to learn more about how to build trust, check out my podcast interview with the author of the NYT Bestseller The Speed of…
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5 Addictions that Great Leaders Avoid

Here are 5 leader addictions that can leave you and your people feeling frustrated, exhausted, and unfulfilled. Great leaders avoid them to the benefit of their people. Below is a PDF version of the tool. It’s suitable for printing, posting, and sharing!
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Engaging the World’s Most Powerful Consumers Application Guide

In the most recent episode of the Leadership Lab, Bridget Brennan, a global authority on engaging women in the marketplace, joins me. Learn the value of engaging female consumers, how companies are getting it right (and wrong), and what you can do today to better meet the needs of this powerful consumer group. Use this…
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Assessing Your Loyalty in the Face of a Gig Economy

We are seeing unprecedented changes in how people and organizations accomplish work in the gig economy. In many ways, what is old is new again as people are bucking a century old practice of taking a full-time job at a a big company and embracing new relationships. Contract part-time, and short-term agreements are the rage…
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5 Groovy Leadership Ideas

This week, HGTV premiered A Very Brady Renovation. The show is built around the home that served as the facade for the Brady Bunch television series. Producers bought the home and are now working with the 6 Brady kids (50 years later) to renovate the home to reflect on the inside the set that was…
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A Great IDEA to Help Create Engagement

There is a strong likelihood that your organization has a process in place for individual contributors to establish annual performance goals. My experience suggests that there is an equally strong possibility that your process falls a bit short. – Sometimes we overcomplicate things leaving employees feeling compelled to complete the process regardless of its value.…
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6 Questions to Help Your Team to Determine Priorities

Your team has limited resources. Your team members have different perspectives of what’s most important. Your environment is constantly changing and with those changes come new opportunities and threats. Given these realities, it’s critical that leaders and teams work together to clearly determine their top priorities. Use these six questions as you work with your…
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Why Do You Choose to Lead Worksheet

Regardless of the type of work you do and who is (or isn’t) on your team, the job of being a leader starts with you. This is why you should invest time to evaluate how well you are doing at the job of leading yourself and leading others. And, of equal importance, evaluating why you…
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How is Your Negotiation Approach Working for You?

Whether you recognize it or not, you negotiate everyday. It can be in small ways: – who will work what schedule this week – what project tasks you own – where you eat dinner with friends It can be in big ways too: – how much you will pay for your next car – will…
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Explore Your Organization’s Culture

This poster is designed to remind you of both the need to explore your organization’s culture and some terms to help you do that. Read about each term in this article. Below is a pdf perfect for printing, posting, and sharing.
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5 Communication Choices of Great Leaders

Use this simple graphic tool to remind you of the 5 key communication choices you should make to be a more effective leader. Below is a FDF version to download, print, post, and share with others.  Read more about these choices here.
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5 Tips for Writing Effective Emails

In the era of remote workers and overly full calendars, many of our workplace interactions are reduced to email threads. Regardless of the recipient, keep these 5 tips in mind next time you compose an email.  This tool is designed for you to print, post, and share.  You can read more about these 5 tips…
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4 Keys to Winning When You are an Underdog

At some point, we all find ourselves in the position of underdog with the odds stacked against us. It’s during those times that we can benefit for doing 4 key things. This tool explains each key through a series of questions designed to take you from underdog to top dog. Here’s a PDF tool that…
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8 Culture Building Questions

If you want to create a culture that fosters engagement, here are eight culture building questions to get you started. Answer these questions on your own. Ask your team members to answer them too. Then, get together and have a conversation about culture you have, the own you collectively want, and the gap you need…
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Exploring the Power of a Multiplier – Podcast #3 Application Tool

This application tool is designed to help you to apply what Liz Wiseman shares in her podcast interview.  Listen to the podcast to learn how to be a leader who multiplies others from NYT best selling author, Liz Wiseman. Patrick and Liz discuss her books Multipliers, The Multiplier Effect, and Rookie Smarts when she join…
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5 Highly Effective Organizational Practices that Every Leader Should Embrace

This tool provides leaders and teams 5 highly effective organizational practices. Use this tool to assess how well you are doing in each of these 5 areas as you work to build an effective culture. Here are the 5 practices: 1: Find the Organization’s Voice 2: Develop & Execute Strategy 3: Unleash & Engage People…
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Questions to Avoid the Lawnmower Leader Trap

Being a lawnmower leader can hold your people back. Don’t get us wrong. A leaders job is to remove obstacles, but not every obstacle. Leaders should help their people, but not do the work for them. The difference can be subtle at times, but the impact is huge.  You can read our article on not…
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7 Gifts that Great Leaders Give to Their People

If you want to give  your team a gift of true value, give them the gift of a great leader.  No, this gift isn’t wrapped in a fancy package. There is no one moment of surprise as the ribbon is untied. This gift is parceled out in small ways, everyday. It won’t break the bank…
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25 Item Mentorship Assessment

Great mentors take the time to reflect on their strengths and work to improve shortcomings.  This 25 item assessment provides you a chance to reflect on your mentorship abilities and to identify opportunities to get better. Below is a PDF version that you can download, use, and share.
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Thriving in the Face of Scarcity – Podcast #5 Application Tool

In episode #5, Dr . Kelly Goldsmith, Associate Professor at the Owen School of Management at Vanderbilt University joins Patrick to discuss scarcity.  You will no doubt find her scarcity discussion abundantly helpful if you use this guide to bring the ideas to action in your life. Listen to the podcast here. Below is a PDF…
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8 Behaviors of Highly Abundant Leaders

Dare to be an abundant leader. Use this tool to consider your mindset and actions. Ask yourself if others see these behaviors in you? Download, use, and share a PDF of the tool (see below). Read more about the 8 behavior here.
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Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals – Podcast #4 Application Tool

This application tool is designed to go along with the Leadership Lab podcast #4.  That podcast features an interview with Chris McChesney. Chris is the author of the #1 bestseller in the world on executing strategy, The 4 Disciplines of Execution.  Listen and learn how leaders and teams can work together to accomplish their wildly…
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How to Drop a Few Nonproductive Tasks

Use this flowchart to think through your habits and consider dropping a few nonproductive practices. As you complete each of the seven steps on the chart, simply check them off as complete. Here’s a PDF version to download and use.
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5 Behaviors of Win-Win Negotiators

Both Jamie and Patrick Leddin (aka Leddin Group) teach Negotiation classes at Vanderbilt University. We thought you might be interested in learning five key behaviors of win-win negotiations. Use these whether you are negotiating your next employment arrangement or trying to pick a restaurant with a friend for dinner. Below is a PDF version of the…
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Resume Words that Work

If you are working on your resume, might we suggest you keep this tool handy?  It provides 172 resume words that work. Download a PDF version below.
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6 Behaviors of a Successful Protégé

You found yourself a mentor; here’s how to ensure you are a successful protégé.  After all, it isn’t just a one-way street. It takes two to have a successful mentoring relationship.  Here’s a tool to get you started. Below is a downloadable version of the tool.
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Engaging the Passion and Potential of Your People

Use this tool to assess whether you are engaging the passion and potential of your people. The tool is best used in conjunction with this Leddin Group article. Below is a downloadable copy of the PDF. Of course, we are always open to chatting with you about how best to use the tool.  Just click…
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How to Leave an Effective Voicemail

Have you ever left a voicemail and thought to yourself, I wish I could do that again?  You don’t get a second chance to get it right, so use this handy checklist before you pick up the phone. Download a PDF of the tool below.  
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4 Consistent Causes of Inconsistent Performance

Let’s face it; sometimes our team members are inconsistent in their performance. Moreover, sometimes we are inconsistent in our own performance. This tool provides 4 common causes of inconsistent performance. Use it to generate discussion and change behavior.  For more information on the subject, check out this Leddin Group blog article. Below is a downloadable…
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8 Behaviors of Successful Creatives

Successful creatives often apply 8 behaviors.  Here’s a graphic that you can use to learn about each behavior and assess how well you are doing.  We created this graphic in conjunction with Scott Miller at FranklinCovey.  You can read more about the thinking behind the tool in this Leddin Group article. Below is a downloadable…
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A Strategic Framework, the PIE Chart

Here is a simple visual to help you think through the main components of developing and executing strategy. Below is a downloadable PDF of the PIE chart.
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6 Ways to be Invaluable at Work

How well are you doing at making yourself invaluable at work? Here are six ways to get you there.
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Enhancing Your Personal Brand

Here are four items to work on in order to enhance your personal brand. Learn more about your personal brand in our podcast interview with Seth Godin. Click ‘podcasts’ and check out Episode #2.
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4 Key Questions to Create Customer Centric Teams

Here are four customer centric questions that you and your team should work to answer.
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5 Ps Leading Teams to Top Results

This simple graphic outlines 5 key steps to deliver great results. These steps (we call them the 5 Ps) are the proven process we use to help leaders and teams. Click ‘hire us’ if you want to talk with about bringing the 5 Ps to your team.
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8 Self-Reflection Questions Every Leader Should Answer

Great leaders take time for self-reflection to ask themselves and honestly answer these eight questions. Click here for an article that shares more on the subject.
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Understanding Your Core Competencies

Use this tool to get to thinking about your core competencies and the unique value that you bring to your work.
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A Tool to Help You Set and Accomplish Goals

Use this simple tool to help you as you set your goals, put steps in place to make them happen, find a partner to help you along the way, and ensure that you track your progress.
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Money Questions

You these money questions to help you think through your current financial situation and to a chart a course to better financial independence. You can also download a PDF version of the image. See below.  
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