Workplace loneliness leading to mistakes and poor productivity.

Creating an environment that is engaging drives a productive culture. That’s what we believe here at Thought Patrol. Here’s an article by the ABC News Team about a recent study by ‘Reventure’ showing that loneliness is having an impact at work. The study has three key findings; A staggering 37 per cent of workers feel lonely at work. The Gig economy, and tech advances are being blamed for people feeling disconnected and that workers will leave jobs as a result.

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6 Brutal Truths About Leadership Nobody Wants to Admit

Marcel Schwantes is the Founder and Chief Human Officer, of Leadership From the Core. Here he is writing for Inc.com. At Thought Patrol we often curate his articles because he is very aligned to our thinking. He doesn’t disappoint here, as he articulates an overview of the tough questions of what really makes a great leader. He asks the pertinent question; “Ever worked for a leader who left such a positive impression on your life, you still tell others about it?” We should all strive to be leaders like that!

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Why companies should stop trying so hard to make their employees happy.

The CEO and founder of Brightfox, Deena Fox argues that companies should focus on satisfaction, rather than happiness. Writing here for fastcompany.com she says that; “Companies often promise their employees happiness to attract and retain the brightest talent—but in reality, if you want happy employees, you need to hire happy people.” Here at Thought Patrol we agree wholeheartedly, whilst environmental factors are important, ultimately aptitude and especially attitude, will prevail.

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6 Simple Ways To Be an Exceptional Leader

Peter Gasca is an entrepreneur, consultant, and author, writing here for Inc. When he first started contributing to Inc.com, one of his first and favourite posts — and most popular — was when he reflected on the great mentors and leaders with whom he had had the privilege to work over the years to identify the six things exceptional leaders do better than all others. Here is his sequel!

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10 uncomfortable deeds that will pay off forever

Travis Bradberry is the award-winning co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0, and the cofounder of TalentSmart. This column originally appeared at LinkedIn. Here at Thought Patrol we always listen to what Travis has to say, and hold in great regard his insights. Here he has assembled some wisdom for us to apply in those areas we often don’t want to address. There are disciplines that bear fruit that are uncomfortable at the time.

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