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 […]

Five Ways to Build Trust on Your Team

Five ways to build team trust

Do the folks on your leadership team trust each other? Are you sure? Patrick Lencioni, in his phenomenally best-selling business fable, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, offers a leadership model that we at Padraig truly believe in. It’s a model we share with, and develop within, our client organizations and we get phenomenal feedback […]

leadership habit

The one leadership habit you can’t live without

You’ve probably heard it before – maybe even from your Padraig coach. Perhaps you’ve read it online or in a leadership book – keeping a journal helps you be a better leader. I know, for many of us, that falls into the “yah, but” category. “Yah, I’m sure it’s useful for some but I can’t find […]

How knowing your “why” can make 2017 your best year yet

How knowing your WHY can make 2017 your best year yet

“People don’t buy what you do; they buy why you do it.” – Simon Sinek Figuring out what motivates people has been at the centre of leadership talk for as long as I can remember. It used to be simple. People were motivated by food, shelter, and clothing. But, life has changed and motivating people […]