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Pat Ciriacks

Pat Ciriacks

People and Culture Leader

pat-ciriacksPat has an innate love for working with people on their development. Whether mentoring, leading or facilitating a training workshop, he can often be found deep in conversation or deep in thought.

An electrical engineer by trade and certified facilitator for The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and Crucial Conversations, Pat also holds an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and is a die-hard Marquette fan.

For proof of this, just follow him on Twitter.

Besides leadership development, Pat has a penchant for working with customers and potential customers to find the Synergy and think Win-Win. (Here’s lookin’ at you, Stephen Covey). Pat’s great at sharing his three decades of expertise in engineering, operations, supply chain and program management, and gets lots of energy from collaborating with teammates.

And did we mention he’s an aspiring harmonica player?


Fantasy Title Role: Valued Partner

Hidden Talents?: Rudimentary juggling, and javelin-throwing at Creation summer games

Favourite Ways to Relax: Spending time with family, fishing, reading good books, traveling, listening
to music

Best Thinking Happens…: Showering and shaving

Heroes: Pope John Paul II, Mother Theresa, Dr. W. Edwards Deming

Pat's Posts

What Is Company Culture? How Do You Measure It and Nurture It?

What is company culture? If we do not have a firm understanding of what it is, how do we plan for it and understand what needs to be done to achieve it?

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High Trust Leaders & Loyalty to the Absent

Not too long ago, I failed to practice what I preach. It was a painful and illuminating experience that I hope will provide a long-lasting lesson to me. Maybe you can learn from my mistake, too.

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Company Core Values: What Makes a Value “Core”?

As I prepared to blog about Creation’s Core Values, the word “core” jumped out at me. Why do we call them “Core” Values?

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2 Things You Can Do Today to Harness the Power of Email

I’ve experienced my share of frustration with email, a vital communication tool – too many, unnecessary, inappropriate, too long, missing attachments, confusing, ALL CAPS, and so on. Any of these ever bothered you?

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Why Entrepreneurship Is Critical to Success

At Creation, Entrepreneurship is about going “the extra mile” for a teammate, customer or supplier. And it’s always worth it.

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