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Several Habits of Highly Effective Leaders

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We talk to amazing people every week on In Good Companies, and often we find ourselves with more great audio than we can fit into an episode. So in the lead-up to our new season, we’re opening up the vault to share some extra conversations with you.

The first bonus episode features a familiar voice from our most recent episode: Craig Flowers, Army veteran and founder of Sideline Leadership. He spoke with us about talent retention and his “Know, Care, Challenge” framework for engaging teams. But through his decade-long work with special operations, Craig has seen incredible leaders up close, and he knows that elite performance starts with elite leadership.

So on this bonus episode we talk about several habits of highly effective leaders. Listen on to hear how service, vulnerability and language can make a huge difference, and take your leadership from average to elite.


  • Most organizations are average (1:24)
  • Craig’s definition of leadership (3:01)
  • When things go wrong, elite leaders start with themselves (5:03)
  • What Peyton Manning can teach us about leadership (7:41)
  • The importance of vulnerability (9:38)
  • “My team” vs. “Our team” (10:47)
  • Patrick’s summary (11:53)



If you have questions about the show or topics you'd like discussed in future episodes, email our producers, sheena.cochran@cadencebank.com or danielle.kernell@cadencebank.com.

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