Manage the Status Quo or Lead the Disruption?

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!

10 New Leadership Books to Get Excited About in 2019

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.

Benjamin Franklin Said This Is the Noblest Question in the World

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.

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.