The 4 Stages of Building a Great Team

All teams go through four predictable and evolving formation periods. They’re inevitable and universal. You simply can’t increase your performance without evolving through them. You can however ensure people realise what is happening and coach them through the transitions, according to Debbie Madden, CEO of Stride Consulting, writing here for Inc.com

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Manage the Status Quo or Lead the Disruption?

Ivan Misner is a VIP contributor to Entrepreneur.com and the Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of BNI. This ‘Entrepreneur.com’ article goes to the core of what we believe at Thought Patrol. Our Stragile Program is built on this premise. Change is inevitable and the rate of change increasing. Traditional planning methodologies don’t address that fundamental issue. If we defend, or even just refine, the status-quo, our business model will be disrupted. That has always been the case; it’s just that now it happens at a digital pace!

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10 New Leadership Books to Get Excited About in 2019

Groundbreaking new books on leadership, recommended by Wharton’s Adam Grant. An inspirational collection of the latest business thinking, thoughtfully complied by Jessica Stillman a Contributor for Inc.com A fresh year demands fresh ideas, and a new crop of books to be released in the coming months promises to deliver them. Which should you add to your to-read queue? Few are better positioned to offer recommendations than star Wharton professor and bestselling author Adam Grant.

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How to Work for a Boss Who Has Unrealistic Expectations

Liz Kislik helps organizations from the Fortune 500 to national nonprofits and family-run businesses solve their thorniest problems. Here she tackles a common problem; dealing with a boss who has unrealistic expectations. It is a practical, real world approach that can keep expectations in realistic parameters. 

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Benjamin Franklin Said This Is the Noblest Question in the World

Here’s and article written for Inc, by writer and activist Melanie Curtin. At Thought Patrol we are into honouring and respecting every individual and helping all, be the best they can be. As a leader this manifests in a desire to create a cuture of honour and a sense of purpose, whilst serving the greater good. Or as we like to say, “reframe leadership and humanise the workplace”. So when we saw Benjamin’s quote it really resonated as only a super simple but highly impactful question could.

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Research Found Successful Managers Can Be Successful If They Do This One Thing!

Marcel Schwantes is a speaker, executive coach, podcaster, and syndicated columnist drawing over a million readers per month worldwide to his thought-leadership. @MarcelSchwantes He is one of our favourite writers here at Thought Patrol. Marcel has taken some robust Harvard research and challenges our perception of successful leadership. We believe vulnerability, transparency and authenticity go a long way to creating effective leadership. This research and Marcel’s article seems to conform this thinking.

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