About Dr. Alan Patterson:

Dr. Alan M. Patterson is an organizational development consultant, specializing in executive and leadership development. Having led hundreds of clients for over four decades, Dr. Patterson continues to ignore standard coaching methods, opting to pursue and lead clients down the path of meaningful careers that are not only successful, but also rewarding. He’s worked with everyone from the Federal Reserve Bank to Hewlett Packard to Major League Baseball and the United States Navy. His new book is ”Burn Ladders. Build Bridges: Pursuing Work with Meaning and Purpose”.

 

Episode Notes:

Dr. Laura is again joined by Dr. Alan Patterson, author of “Burn Ladders. Build Bridges. Pursuing Work with Meaning and Purpose”, to talk about how to measure success. Dr. Patterson challenges us to offer each other respect and to value our relationships as much as our achievements.

Dr. Alan Patterson and Dr. Laura discuss how unhappiness at work is often fuelled by a lack of equity, respect, and inclusion. They address the responsibilities leaders have to forge workplaces where people want to remain. Dr. Patterson shares his thoughts on givers versus takers in life, why relationships are so valuable, and how he hopes people will seek out curiosity and imagination in their jobs instead of simply climbing the ladder. This is a vital conversation on the metrics for measuring success in your life that will challenge listeners to examine their own choices and motives.

I think people are emotionally worn out. The door opened and a tsunami came in. And I think people are really questioning, some more deeply than others. I mean, people need jobs. They need jobs to put food on the table. But I think it has kindled, not rekindled, the important situations and circumstances we need to think about when it comes to equity and fairness and inclusion. I mean, people want to be respected and acknowledged. And I think there’s that level of unhappiness that was always there. But the dam broke and it’s coming through loud and clear. I don’t think we’ll ever see work the way we saw it prior to 2020.”  – Dr. Alan Patterson

 

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