Dr. Alan M. Patterson

Dr. Alan M. 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 + Purpose.


Dr. Alan M. Patterson is an opinion columnist for the CEOWORLD magazine. Connect with him through LinkedIn. For more information, visit the author’s website.
Dr. Alan M. Patterson
Chief Executive Insights

THE CORPORATE LADDER IS COLLAPSING

Traditionally, how we navigate our careers and our sense of success is measured by the climb up the corporate ladder. The climb requires accumulating and tracking personal accomplishments, much like a person collects wine or baseball cards. We refer to these achievements by many names—goals, objectives, outcomes, deliverables, results, and...