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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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Harnessing Creativity for Innovation

Patrick Nelson, November 26, 2018

Harnessing Creativity for Innovation

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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This Veterans Day

Patrick Nelson, November 12, 2018

This Veterans Day

“The nation that forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten.” -President Calvin Coolidge As our nation paused yesterday to remember the service of our military Veterans, I was reminded of the brave soldiers who I… Read More


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Proud Winner, Accountable Loser

Patrick Nelson, September 10, 2018

Pride in Victory, Accountability in Failure

Have you ever noticed how easy it is to be accountable to success but how difficult it can be to be accountable to failure? When success happens, it’s rewarding – if not exciting – to… Read More


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Take Your Team from Good to Great

Patrick Nelson, January 29, 2018

Take Your Team from Good to Great

Imagine - you’re down by two points with 10 seconds left in the game. You’re 61 yards away from the end zone. What are the odds you score a touchdown and walk off a winner?… Read More


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The Decision Makeover with Guest Mike Whitaker

Patrick Nelson, October 9, 2017

The Decision Makeover

If I asked you what successful people do that separates them from others, you would probably come up with a few reasons. Arguably, one of the most important is their ability to consistently make good… Read More


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