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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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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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