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How to Be a MVP at Work

Patrick Nelson, June 19, 2017

How to Be a MVP at Work

Imagine for a second that you are starting a chicken farm. Your goal is to have your flock of chickens produce the most number of eggs possible. Would you want a coop full of high… Read More


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For Those Who Fight For Freedom

Patrick Nelson, May 29, 2017

For Those Who Fight For Freedom

Memorial Day is often celebrated in America as the unofficial start to summer, a three-day weekend complete with BBQ’s and plenty of relaxation time. Like many, I enjoy my time off – but I also… Read More


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How Grit Makes You a Better Leader

Patrick Nelson, April 10, 2017

How Grit Makes You a Better Leader

I dropped out of college two days after 9/11 to join the Army.  I had no idea that in the next seven years I’d serve as a paratrooper, deploy three times to Iraq and Afghanistan,… Read More


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Why Creative Leaders Are More Successful

Patrick Nelson, February 20, 2017

Why Creative Leaders Are More Successful

Growing up, I never considered myself a creative person. I associated creativity with someone who was an artist or musician. My artistic and musical abilities were limited to rudimentary stick figures and learning how to… Read More


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Breaking Down Teamwork Barriers

Patrick Nelson, November 28, 2016

Breaking Down Teamwork Barriers

I love turnaround stories about teams that break down barriers to reach their full potential. Case in point: 25 years ago a Major League Baseball team from a small market shocked the world by winning… Read More


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6 Tips For Evaluating Risk vs. Reward

Patrick Nelson, September 26, 2016

6 Tips For Evaluating Risk vs. Reward

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch… Read More


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7 Tips to Influence and Inspire in the Workplace

Patrick Nelson, September 6, 2016

Leadership happens in moments. Sometimes it’s the smallest things that can positively influence others: A warm smile or “hello” in the hallway Telling someone their project work was exceptional Giving someone your complete attention as… Read More


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Creating a Feedback Culture

Patrick Nelson, August 1, 2016

Creating a Feedback Culture

Take a minute and think of a company known for having a high-performance culture. Two companies that come to my mind right away are REI and Twitter. Both are ranked routinely as one of the… Read More


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