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!
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.
Marcel Schwantes is the Founder and Chief Human Officer, of Leadership From the Core. Here he is writing for Inc and expresses something that we at Thought Patrol agree with 100%. Busy is not good! Often we can mistake busyness for productivity. Nowhere is that more critical then in our role as leaders. Are we too busy to lead well? Marcel answers that question for us here.
Larry Robertson is an innovation advisor, writing here for Inc.com. Here at Thought Patrol we specialise in helping leaders operate well in a VUCA environment. Larry points out that our perspective is key. In 2018, DDI, The Conference Board, and EY conducted their 8thGlobal Leadership Study. More than 28,000 leaders at all organizational levels, in dozens of sectors, and from across the world were surveyed, including 1,500 C-Suite executives. The results were both stunning and telling. Of those highest-ranking leaders, 84% described the environment in which their organizations operate and compete as “increasingly disruptive.”
Statements like these may seem harmless enough, but when used frequently they will set your culture back a long way according to Marla Tabaka writing here for Inc. These statments may look innocuous enough but they can be indicative of a deeper problem and if not addressed could be damaging to a positive productive culture.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.