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Why you should write your own retirement speech TODAY

My 13-year-old nephew, when he was a bit younger, was famous for asking interesting, open-ended questions. Perhaps he’ll be a great coach, one day! One of those questions that stuck with me was, “Uncle Patrick, if you could have any superpower, what would it be?” My answer was that I’d like the power to go […]

Why you need to master daily tasks to achieve big goals

Why you need to master daily tasks to achieve big goals

Anyone who knows me knows I’m a big list writer. I always have been. Perhaps because I’ve always had a pretty bad memory but also because I’m a planner — I need to know how I’m going to get from here to there. If I don’t have a list, I get overwhelmed by the details […]

motivate your team

How to motivate your team to improve performance

A smooth, dynamic team that delivers results doesn’t happen by coincidence. Even if you already have an awesome team, knowing how to really get the best from them can be a challenge. Here’s a refresher with some helpful tips to make sure that you’re motivating your team without the headache. Step 1: Learn their “why” […]

Why introverts make incredible leaders (and what you can learn from them)

Why introverts make incredible leaders (and what you can learn from them)

When we think of leadership, we often think of the bold, the charismatic, the loud. Meanwhile, the word introvert brings to mind qualities like shy, socially awkward, wallflower or insecure. But, as a society, we’ve got it all wrong. Introverts are not necessarily shy or socially awkward or insecure. In fact, I know several people, […]