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

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.

3 Science-Backed Reasons Empathy Makes You a Better Leader

3 Science-Backed Reasons Empathy Makes You a Better Leader

“Empathy makes you a better leader”. It sounds counter intuitive, at least to our traditional leadership sensibilities. Yet having led many companies I have found it to be true. So when I found this article By John Eades Author, podcaster, and CEO of LearnLoft, I was intruiged to read his take. It turns out we agree, so here is his article originally published in Inc.com

Why Goal-Setting Systems Have to Be Simple

Why Goal-Setting Systems Have to Be Simple

We like Entrepreneur AP contributors! In this article, Alexander Maasik, a communication specialist at Weekdone, takes a look at goal setting and the need for simplicity. Our own planning system at Thought Patrol is called Stragile and relies on engagement, collaboration, transparency and the absolute need for simplicity! So naturally we like what Alexander has to say. Keep it simple and people will use it, make it complex and the best you’ll get is reluctant compliance.

20 Little Things Highly Successful People do…

20 Little Things Highly Successful People do…

Here are the simple routines 20 executives say helped them get where they are today. Written by Christina DesMarais, for Inc. At Thought Patrol we often look at the big picture; leadership, culture and strategy. Today we take a look at the little things that can make a big difference. We like Christina’s collection of insights, tricks and habits; we may even try to put a few into practice ourselves….enjoy, oh and why not pick a couple for yourself? It all helps.

How HR Can Become Agile (and Why It Needs To)

How HR Can Become Agile (and Why It Needs To)

Jeff Gothelf is an organizational designer and executive coach. He co-founded Neo Innovation in New York City and helped build it into one of the most recognized brands in modern product strategy, development and design. He is the co-author of Sense and Respond (HBR Press) and Lean UX (O’Reilly). He’s well equipped to comment on why HR needs to be Agile. We ate Thought Patrol are big on building Agile into all aspects of a company. Jeff writing for HBR here, shows how important Agile in HR is in execution of both Strategic an Operational imperatives.

Time Management Hacks for Successful People.

Time Management Hacks for Successful People.

Time management is a big part of success according to Inc’s VIP contributor, entrepreneur and connector, John Rampton.
Have you ever wondered how certain people could run a business, spend time with their family, hit the conference circuit and write a book? It’s not because they have superpowers. These people have learned the time management hacks that successful people practice daily.

Einstein Explains What It Means to Be a High-Performing Leader

Einstein Explains What It Means to Be a High-Performing Leader

No need to overthink about how to effectively lead. Following this timeless advice from Einstein is all you need.

Julian Hayes II, founder of, The Art of Fitness & Life, is writing here for Inc. He takes a famous saying of Einstein and applies it to managment and leadership thought. We like the thinking. There is definitely elegance in simplicity.