The days of imperious, dictatorial CEOs who rule by fear and intimidation, backed by board of directors packed with “yes men” and cronies, may be soon over. There is a new trend emerging in the C-suite of corporations that is beneficial to employees and shareholders—CEOs are being shown the door when their questionable ethics pose a threat to the reputation, mission or growth of their companies. Activist investors, Wall Street, employees and the public are sending a sharp rebuke to the brilliant, but flawed CEOs—shape up or ship out. Here’s Jack Kelly’s article from Forbes.com
Practicing these five tenets of leadership will help you seem like a natural born leader according to an article in Inc.com by Keynote speaker and author of ‘Find the Fire’ and ‘Make It Matter’; Scott Mautz. The study by Gallup holds an interest for us at Thought Patrol as we regularly use Gallups’ Clifton Strength Finder so we were intrigued by the findings. You may or may not already code yourself as a natural born leader. It’s one of the highest compliments you can pay a manager, for a reason. Gallup says only one out of every ten leaders can be considered a natural born leader.
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!
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.
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.
I like succinct articles, that capture the essential elements go leadership truth. Here’s an excellent example from Entrepreneur.com. Clay Mathile and Joni Fedders here espouse that to build a better business and culture, company leaders need to master these essential skills. Its a short list but essential none the less, and built on lots of practical experience helping leaders be more effective.
Want to See a Toxic Boss in Action? They’ll Destroy the Workplace in Any of These 5 Ways, according to Marcel Schwantes, the Principal and founder, of Leadership From the Core. It makes you wonder why we continue to promote these people into leadership roles. Over the years, he’s delved into the leadership literature, interviewed countless employees, and collected hundreds of survey responses to answer one simple question: What are the top mistakes leaders in the workplace make more frequently than others? Here is Marcel’s article originally published in Inc.