The Golden Rule is Wrong

At some point in time you’ve, no doubt, learned the Golden Rule, or a version of it:


Or, in other words,


Seems like reasonable advice, doesn’t it? Few of us would argue with the idea of “Don’t punch someone in the nose, if you don’t like being punched in the nose.” But, what if our relationships and our work-life are a little more nuanced than that?

Patrick’s TEDx Talk highlights some of those nuances, and the adverse effect we are having on our work lives, our careers, our companies and even our family lives, by living too rigidly to The Golden Rule. Perhaps most importantly, he also talks about what we can do about it and how it will change our workplaces for the better – whether you’re a junior employee starting your career, or a senior leader with thousands following your lead – we can all change our lives, and the lives around us, if we consider tweaking this “Golden Rule!”

Please take a few moments to watch the talk and let us know what you think by commenting below or on YouTube.

Patrick’s TEDx Talk:


thank-you-word-cloudThankful for a Special Honour:

Last week was an extra-special week for us at Padraig when Patrick received a wonderful honour. Ace Burpee, the much-loved media personality and community volunteer named Patrick to his 2015 list of the 100 Most Fascinating Manitobans.

Please check out the full list, Patrick is in the tremendous company of some extraordinary people.


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Adapting to Others
In his TEDx Talk, Patrick talks about adapting to others’ needs, by paying attention and observing their behaviour and their approach to issues. To explore this topic in more depth, and to learn about the assessments and workshops we have on this, please visit the programs on our website.

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    Tracy Gordon says:

    Wow! I know someone who’s done a TED talk. That was very thought-provoking and insightful. I will think about this the next time I’m leading a group.

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