Having trouble delegating? These 3 questions can help.

Having trouble delegating? These 3 questions can help.

To be an effective leader, you also have to be an effective delegator—but that can be easier said than done.
Stephanie Vozza writing here for FastCompany.com deals with an issue we all face as leaders, as she explores Dana Brownlee’s approach to delegation. We all know that we should delegate, but something in us always finds to hard to let go. Here’s a why to ensure it’s done well and we can delegate with more confidence.

3 Inevitable Failures All Leaders Must Face (and How to Learn From Them)

3 Inevitable Failures All Leaders Must Face (and How to Learn From Them)

John Eades is an author, podcaster, and the CEO of LearnLoft. In this article written for Inc.com he tackles the inevitability of failure in leadership, and how we can learn form our mistakes. It’s authentic approach to the real world of leadership and failure ticked a lot of boxes for us, here at Thought Patrol. For business leaders, failure is going to happen. As nice as it would be to have a smooth, easy path to success as a business leader, failure is an inevitable part of the process. Walt Disney’s first animation studio ended in bankruptcy. Sara Blakely couldn’t get a manufacturer to take her Spanx clothing line seriously for years.

Natural Leader?

Natural Leader?

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.

6 Simple Ways To Be an Exceptional Leader

6 Simple Ways To Be an Exceptional Leader

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!

10 uncomfortable deeds that will pay off forever

10 uncomfortable deeds that will pay off forever

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.

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.