Leadership Lessons From St. Patrick

According to Wikipedia, Saint Patrick was a fifth-century Romano-British Christian missionary and bishop in Ireland. Yesterday, March 17th (the supposed date of Saint Patrick’s death), people around the world celebrated the work of Saint Patrick through the wearing of green, eating and drinking green food and drink, and pretending to be Irish.

This year, I decided to study the life of Saint Patrick to see what I could learn about the Saint of Ireland. Saint Patrick was an interesting man, to say the least.

Field of green clovers

Photo by Kelly Sikkema

Below, I will share with you a few of the leadership lessons I took away from my quick study of Saint Patrick. I hope you find him as interesting as I did!

Leadership Lessons From Saint Patrick

1. Imagery is important:

One of the legends about Saint Patrick claims he used a shamrock to teach the doctrine of the Trinity. He showed the people of Ireland a shamrock.

Supporting Our Servicemen And Veterans During The Holidays With Dan Dwyer

The Answers From Leadership Episode 027

The guest for today’s show is Dan Dwyer. Dan has spent time as an army officer and retired 10 years ago. He’s now helpingĀ guide leaders and organizations to achieve transformational results.

We can help support the men and women in our armed forces this holiday and Christmas season

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Show Notes:

Dan, can you tell us a little about yourself?

I spent 22 as an army officer. I’m a paternal twin and my twin brother still serves in the navy, he’s in his 32nd year. We were raised by our aunt and uncle.

This month will be 10 years since I took off the uniform.

Most of my focus is on leadership development at coachtoperform.com. That’s really my passion.

We’d discussed on LinkedIn about today’s topic: Leading veterans and servicemen in the workplace…

Yeah, particularly this time of the year, as leaders, we have to be mindful of some of the stressors, typically the holiday season, both at peacetime and especially the last decade plus, it’s been where suicides have increased.

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Have yourself a merry christmas

Today is a special day. It’s Christmas. I encourage you to take time today to celebrate the meaning of this wonderful day.

Approximately 2000 years ago, a savior was born into this world. He came to save us and give us a hope of eternity.

Spend the day with friends and family. Share your most valuable resource with them, your time.

If you can’t spend time with those you want to, give them a call. Send them a message. Video chat with them.

Do something to show those around you that you care for them.

With that, I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas today.