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How to Achieve Breakthrough Execution and Accelerate Growth with Patrick Thean



To effectively manage the chaos that often arises in growing organizations, leaders must have the necessary tools and strategies at their disposal. Patrick Thean recently joined Kevin to discuss the concept of rhythm and its ability to provide a framework for handling chaos. By establishing a regular cadence and implementing systems and routines that promote smoother operations, leaders can create a sense of predictability even in the face of unexpected challenges. Rhythm can take many forms, such as weekly meetings or quarterly strategy sessions, and is essential for effective planning and execution.

Key Points

  • Patrick Thean discusses the importance of Rhythm and the framework of Think, Plan, Do.
  • He shares the Idea Bench and keys to better planning. 
  • He talks about creating leading indicators and key leadership mindsets.

Meet Patrick

Patrick Thean
  • Name: Patrick Thean
  • His Story: Patrick is the author of Rhythm: How to Achieve Breakthrough Execution and Accelerate Growth (Greenleaf Book Group, Feb. 2014), which he recently updated and re-released in February of 2022. He is the CEO and Co-Founder of Rhythm Systems, focused on helping CEOs and their teams experience breakthroughs to achieve their dreams and goals. He is an international speaker, CEO coach, and serial entrepreneur. His work has been seen on NBC, CBS, and Fox. Patrick was named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 1996 for North Carolina as he grew his first company to #151 on the Inc 500 (now called the Inc. 5000).
  • Worth Mentioning: Patrick is passionate about Samaritan’s Feet, an organization that serves and inspires hope in children by providing shoes and saving them from life-threatening foot-borne diseases. He helped the organization dream and executed its first BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal) of putting ten million pairs of shoes on children's feet worldwide. Today, Samaritan’s Feet is imagining a world with zero shoeless children.

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