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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Find me a company where people love their work, and I’ll show you those same people willingly and enthusiastically following their leaders to achieve excellence. There is an intrinsic causal relationship between great leadership, engagement and productivity. If you have low productivity, look to your leaders! We really like the way Marcel Shwantes, @MarcelShwantes thinks and writes. This article from Inc is no exception.