Personal Vision Statement

Create a personal vision statement for your career

I think we’ve all had moments where we feel so overwhelmed by tasks and demands that we wonder what we’re doing. Or so stretched by the day-to-day firefighting that we feel hopelessly trapped on an endless treadmill. As we’ve discussed before, busyness has become an epidemic of our time. So how do we figure out […]

Legacy

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 […]

Mindful

Mind FULL or Mindful

“Be here now. Be someplace else later. Is that so complicated?” ―David Bader I’ve recently completed a course in how to be mindful — specifically bringing greater mindfulness to my coaching techniques and also helping clients build greater mindfulness into their day. I suspect some of you reading this are thinking “mindfulness is just the […]

daily habits of effective leaders

5 daily habits of effective leaders

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.” – Will Durant paraphrasing Aristotle We are what we consistently do. Great leadership is made up of the small habits that we foster and the small habits we’re unaware of. It’s made up of a lot of little things done […]