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How to Think More Creatively at Work

Patrick Nelson, November 18, 2019

How to Think More Creatively at Work Growing up, I never considered myself very creative. I associated creativity with someone who was an artist or musician. The extent of my artistic and musical abilities was… Read More


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Your Story Can Save a Life

Patrick Nelson, October 28, 2019

Your Story Can Save a Life I’ve spent the greater part of this year making grown men and women cry. Let me explain. Last year I embarked on a journey to help field supervisors who… Read More


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An End to a Two-Year Journey

Patrick Nelson, August 12, 2019

Adult Learning I’d be lying if I said the last two years were easy. I recently graduated with a Masters in Organization Development from Pepperdine University. It’s an Executive Education program that took my cohort… Read More


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Proud Winner, Accountable Loser

Patrick Nelson, May 6, 2019

Failures, repeated failures, are finger posts on the road to achievement. One fails forward toward success. - C.S. Lewis Have you ever noticed how easy it is to be accountable to success but how difficult… Read More


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Small Acts of Service

Patrick Nelson, April 22, 2019

Imagine you’re on an airplane about to go to sleep and suddenly you’re startled by the piercing scream of not one - but two - kids. And it doesn’t stop. And the flight is supposed… Read More


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Washington vs Lincoln — Who’s the Better President?

Patrick Nelson, February 18, 2019

Washington and Lincoln

Isn’t that kind of like asking, “Which do you prefer — your right arm or your left?”   President’s Day is a celebration of both leaders’ birthdays. But why just them? There are 43 other… Read More


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Super Bowl, Trash Talk and Workplace Humor

Patrick Nelson, January 28, 2019

Football

“You’re so dumb you brought a spoon to the Super Bowl.” Have you heard that one before? I have…many times. When I was in the Army, insult jokes ran rampant. Fellow soldiers and I always… Read More


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Resetting Your SPARK

Patrick Nelson, December 10, 2018

Resetting Your SPARK

“We’ve decided to go with someone else.”  Being on the receiving end of that message can cause a visceral reaction that makes us question our value. I can still remember a time in my young… Read More


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