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!
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
It’s an organization’s North Star that enables agility in times of change and transformation. We all know that in today’s business world it’s essential to stay flexible and be agile. Here is a portion of Jan Bruce’s take on the importance of a clear sense of purpose in enabling agility. Jan is the CEO and co-founder of meQuilibrium, the only human capital management platform based on the science of resilience, writing here for Forbes.
“To build and lead an agile organization, it’s crucial that senior leaders develop new mind-sets and capabilities to transform themselves, their teams, and the organization.” Self evident in our view but in this case articulated well by the denizens of consulting McKinsey. Here is there article complete with comprehensive downloadable pdfs that go into detail of just how important Agile Leadership has become. Don’t take our word for it, deep dive into the thought leaders’ analysis. But we do like it when the establishment are now realising what we have been saying for years! For many organizations, surviving and thriving in today’s environment depends on making a fundamental transformation to become more agile.
Alessandro Di Fiore, writing here for HBR, has tackled the misnomer that agile is somehow lest robust, or that planning is obsolete in an agile strategic planning approach such as Stragile. She points out that many say, “Now, strategic planning has fallen out of favor. In the face of relentless technological change, disruptive forces in industry after industry, global competition”, and so on, planning seems like pointless wishful thinking. Alessandro argues the counter.