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Focus, Practice, Repeat

Patrick Nelson, July 5, 2016

I’m a natural competitor and nothing gets my heart racing like a “winner takes all competition.” Even if it’s a go-kart race at a client team building event. What can I say, I like to… Read More


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Patience is a Virtue … and it’s a Leadership Behavior

Patrick Nelson, June 6, 2016

Patience is a Virtue

I was recently eating breakfast at the airport and noticed a small sign on the table that said “Prompt Service.” It had buttons I could push to summon a server, similar to a call button… Read More


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4 Tips to Receive and Respond to Feedback

Patrick Nelson, May 2, 2016

4 Tips to Receive and Respond to Feedback

Learning to receive feedback is just as important as learning to deliver it. My youngest brother, an aspiring entrepreneur and current soldier in the Army, will be transitioning out of the military next year. He… Read More


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How Do You Respond to Failure?

Patrick Nelson, April 4, 2016

How to Move Past Failure

Think of one of your biggest failures. How did you respond? Did you kick yourself while you were down or did you pull yourself up? Leaders understand that failure happens. They do not ruminate on… Read More


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How to be an Empathetic Leader

Patrick Nelson, February 1, 2016

Empathetic Leader

When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen. - Ernest Hemingway Contrary to popular belief, most employees do not quit their jobs because of pay or benefits. The findings of a Gallup study released… Read More


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5 Tips to Successfully Lead Diverse Teams

Patrick Nelson, December 7, 2015

Creating a Feedback Culture

We all work in environments where there are a lot of differences – even when on the surface it doesn’t appear that way. As a leader, how do you respond to this? Do you ignore… Read More


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5 Simple Ways to Break Free from Your Smartphone – And Why You Should

Patrick Nelson, October 19, 2015

5 Simple Ways to Break Free from Your Phone – And Why You Should

You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks. Winston Churchill My dog ate my phone. Ok, he did not really eat it, but he definitely tried.… Read More


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Management Isn’t Leadership

Patrick Nelson, September 21, 2015

Management Isn't Leadership

Leadership is about people and our ability to influence outcomes and inspire others by providing purpose, direction, and motivation. Regardless of whom I speak to in my travels, I always hear about processes, rules, regulations… Read More


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