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.
“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
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.
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.
Here Fran takes a look at how to remain Agile and take change management principals and ensue they operate focused on the customer experience. We at Thought Patrol are wedded to Agile being the solution to creating and maintaining adaptability. In a dynamic environment it’s only the fast focused and flexible that get to thrive, or maybe even just survive.
We at Thought Patrol are big fans of Jim Rohn; his wisdom has literally transcended generations. Here Jim talks us through changing seasons and the need to adapt to our environment. Life can be tough but how do we respond?
Thought Patrol Comment: As leaders we all face the problem of dealing with negative team members. Here’s some practical ways you can address this in a way that aligns with a good culture and positive engagement principles.
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 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.