University of Louisville Center for Positive Leadership presents the Leading With Podcast. Karen Newton introduces the podcast with a mindfulness exercise so that listeners can focus in on the topic of Think Aloud Leadership. Mindfulness is a great skill that will develop if you consistently practice it. Mindfulness can be extremely valuable in learning new information and leading with virtues, such as decisiveness. Patty Payette, an expert on decisiveness, discusses her personal experience with thinking aloud when leading. This process improves your decisions and improves your decision making skills in the future. One way this can be done is by debriefing with someone after a meeting. Patty Payette also discusses the research surrounding Think Aloud Protocols (TAPs) and its many benefits to effective leadership.