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 Whit Mitchell
It is estimated that 90 percent of communication is nonverbal. Just imagine what you could “hear” if you were actively “listening” and watching for all of the nonverbal clues!
Effective communication is in large part about mastering the art of listening, but when are we ever taught how to effectively listen? It’s not a class that is offered in school. I bet that no one has ever taken a course on listening. Read More
Andy Johnson, one of our core team members, attended certification training in Boston and was recently certified as a practitioner of The Leadership Circle ®. The Leadership Circle is a framework that organizes 360-degree data for a leadership coaching client into a comprehensive report and practically applicable leadership circle graph. It is a unique way to gather, report, and understand current levels of leadership development that increase effectiveness and/or reactive patterns that detract from leadership effectiveness simultaneously. Read More
Last month Ron Price spoke at the International Association for Talent Development (ATD) Conference in Atlanta about the state of leadership development. The topic was so engaging for attendees of the conference that there was standing room only in his session. We talked with Ron about why he thinks the subject of gaps in leadership development is so popular with companies right now. 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 coach Ron Price talk about Negotiation this week, and how this elusive and often complicated skill is truly the basis for ongoing relationships. Ron defines and gives examples of the four types of negation, and he dives deep into the steps of The Harvard Negotiation Project. He talks about how negotiation can lead to outcomes even better than either party had imagined, if both are open to the process. And he shares many of the habits that get in the way of effective negotiation.
Host Dale Dixon and Executive Advisor Ron Price talk today about the skill of Persuasion–the positive and negative responses it can elicit, and what it really means for a leader to master persuasion. Ron explains the three components that make someone an effective persuader, and gives steps to improve these components, as well as questions to ask yourself before you persuade someone.
This week host Dale Dixon and leadership advisor Ron Price talk about the evolution of written communication as technology advances, and why these skills are more important for leaders now than ever before. Ron talks about the impression that a leader’s writing gives, why leaders should pay attention to their audience, and how the technical aspect of writing helps convey ideas. He also gives tips that leaders can use today to improve their written communication skills.
In this week’s episode, host Dale Dixon and TCL author and leadership advisor Ron Price discuss Diplomacy and Tact. Ron introduces the three different ways of thinking about this leadership skill, and talks about why some people find it easy yet others have to work at it. He also gives tips to identify if your current role calls for Diplomacy and Tact, questions to help you evaluate your skill level, and actions to improve this competency.
The Complete Leader author, Ron Price and senior program facilitators Whit Mitchell and Andy Johnson discuss how The Complete Leader Program helps small groups of leaders grow their own leadership capacity. They talk about how the program has impacted organizations across the country, and the threefold purpose of The Complete Leader.
In this short video, Communication Coach at InfoQuest Sean Hansen talks about Diplomacy and Tact. He gives us tips for improving this skill set and talks about the importance of integrating the varying perspectives of each generation that we see in today’s workplace.
In this short video Jay Steven Levin, certified EQ Coach, Behavioral Analyst and Mediator, speaks to us about why Planning and Organization is an important skill for leaders. He talks about ways to improve this skill-set and how to evaluate your ability to plan and organize.