By Lori McNeill and Dr. Bobby Sanchez
In today’s global economy, Cultural Intelligence (CQ) is now more important than ever. With deregulation and the ability to easily transport goods and services across borders, many companies are expanding their sales and operations globally. Even if your company isn’t yet global, chances are you will do business with companies that are. Read More
Courtney Feider has spent her career nurturing her creative streak as an agency owner, corporate marketing executive, and serial entrepreneur. Today she uses her unique experience to help leaders design strategies in the face of change as an Executive Coach and Organizational Brand Strategist.
We sat down with Courtney to talk about her new book, I Heart Creativity: A Guide to Defining Your Creative Purpose and Anchoring Yourself in Change. Read More
By Francis Eberle
What is it about resilience that seems to be so captivating and elusive? Is it the stories or the desire to never get discouraged? As a leader, your resilience will be tested.
In 1993, I was just four months as the new Executive Director of an organization in Maine with a budget of about $1.4 million. This money supported people doing work in schools and universities. Then a major funding source ended leaving a $1M hole in the budget for the next fiscal year. Read More
Coaching, in general, is the activity of leading, directing, training, or guiding others in the execution of some activity, sport, skill, or improvement. In the business and organizational world, executive coaching is a broad term that refers to a variety of relationships or partnerships that involve one person, the coach, helping, leading, or guiding, another person, the client, toward the achievement of individual, team, or organizational goals. There are typically three main stakeholders: the coach, the client, and the organization which most often funds the process. Executive or leadership coaching is usually aimed at one of the following:Read More
By Ron Price, td.org, June 2017
Innovation is a tough dart to land for many companies. Most organizations see the value of innovation, whether it be internal innovation that revamps processes and systems, or external innovation that creates a new product or service. They might even succeed in rallying teams around the idea of innovation and getting people excited about the possibilities, only to fall short before hitting the bullseye. Read More
By Ryan Lisk, Success.com, February 2017
“I am the expert of my intention, but you are the expert of my impact.”
This popular leadership catch phrase is one of the reasons many leaders struggle today. How many times have you had a conversation with someone only to learn they interpreted your message differently than you intended? Or found they were hung up on one phrase or word, completely missing the point? Read More
By Courtney Feider, allBusiness.com, December 2016
These days hiring a Chief Creative Officer is all the rage. Many companies see the value of bringing brand management and direction in house, and having someone who is entrenched in company culture oversee creative direction. Read More
Host Dale Dixon and Executive Advisor Ron Price talk today about the importance of Teamwork, and what it takes for leaders to develop this skill. Ron details the elements of a well-functioning team, and the difference between a group and a team. He gives steps to work on the skill of teamwork, and addresses why teams do not form organically but instead take work. Ron also offers a list of questions you can use to evaluate your team.
Today host Dale Dixon and executive advisor Ron Price finish the second half of their conversation about Conflict Management. Ron references Andy Johnson’s book, Pushing Back Entropy, to address the steps that lead to team conflict. He talks about understanding the fuel and the match for conflict, and how to become more effective in preventing interpersonal conflict. He lists the reasons that conflict starts, details the role of emotional intelligence in conflict, gives examples for conflict prevention on both a personal and team level. Ron also lists out the steps to resolve conflict once it has occurred.
Host Dale Dixon and Executive Advisor Ron Price discuss Conflict Management this week. In Part 1 of a two-part series, they start by defining the two types of conflict and begin the series with the nuances of Ideological Conflict. Ron details the leader’s role in creating a culture that supports healthy ideological debate and celebrates open, honest dialogue. He lists out the skills a leader needs to shift the culture in this direction, and to create an environment of psychological safety. Ron also gives ideas for activities that leaders can use to help their teams engage in healthy debate.
This week host Dale Dixon and executive advisor Ron Price talk about Interpersonal Skills, and why building relationships is key for leaders. Ron talks about systems to build interpersonal skills, and why this is a competency that can be learned and improved. He discusses the differences between introverts, ambiverts and extroverts when it come stop these skills, and discusses circles of influence. Ron gives us the three different dimensions of influencing people, and talks about the role that social media plays in developing relationships.
In this short video Rodger Price, founder of Leading by DESIGN, speaks to us about Creativity. He gives us tips on improving your creativity today and talks about the 3 reasons being more creative is important.
In this short clip, Creative Brand Strategist Courtney Feider talks about the program she offers called “Creativolution.” Courtney gives more details about the program, how your company can benefit from creativity, and why it’s important to create a blueprint.
In this short video Ron Feher, owner of WhiteRock Business Solutions, gives you tools to evaluate your Presentation ability, and actions to take today to improve this leadership skill.