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Four Reasons Introverts Are Naturally Authentic Leaders June 22, 2017 Posted in: Andy Johnson, Blog

By Andy Johnson

It’s a common myth that introverts can’t be great leaders. This is due to the fact that leadership theories have favored extroverts for centuries. Western culture has also traditionally reinforced the leadership of outgoing, dynamic men who are articulately passionate, sure of themselves and just seem to attract followers.

Going back to antiquity, the first leadership theory was the Great Man Theory. Through our modern lens, its problems are pretty obvious. It implied that only certain men with the right characteristics could lead—they had to be white, tall, handsome, and wealthy. Read More

Adaptive Leadership: Lessons Learned from the U.S. Army Rangers June 15, 2017 Posted in: Blog, Bobby Sanchez PhD

3 Ways for Leading Effectively in a Complex World

by Dr. Bobby Sanchez

The Task Force Ranger mission had been a complete success up to this point. The six-key lieutenants of the ethnic warlord, who had been terrorizing the country, were now under the control of the highly trained special operations soldiers. The takedown of the building and the securing of the enemy personnel went exactly as Task Force Ranger had practiced in numerous brief backs, rehearsals, and simulations.Read More

Why Understanding People is the Key to Innovation June 8, 2017 Posted in: Blog, Ron Price

By Ron Price

As Dr. Evans Baiya and I were researching innovation for our book, The Innovator’s Advantage, we came upon an astounding statistic: 85-93% of all innovations fail! We wanted to know why, so we dove deeper, using research and our years of experience helping companies with innovation and development.

And we discovered one commonality: Leaders did not understand the role their people played in the success or the failure of innovation. Read More

Mending Fences with Coworkers May 25, 2017 Posted in: Blog, Whit Mitchell

By Whit Mitchell

Conflict at work is common, and often inevitable. The workplace brings together people with different ideas, backgrounds, passions, motivators, communication styles and priorities. Quite often these aspects don’t align between everyone on the team, and even when they do align, misunderstandings and conflict can arise.

There are many causes of conflict at work, such as lack of clarity in responsibilities, poor job fit, values being violated, inflated egos, disrespectful colleagues, and poor leadership. Read More

Articles

5 Things Successful Leaders Don’t Say February 14, 2017 Posted in: Articles/Media

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

Stop Wasting the Talent of Your Chief Creative Officer December 16, 2016 Posted in: Articles/Media, Courtney Feider

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

Effective Strategic Planning: The 3 essential components November 3, 2016 Posted in: Articles/Media, Price Associates Blog, Ron Price

By Ron Price, HR.com, October 2016

Very few organizations large or small understand what it takes to create an effective strategic plan. Terminology is confusing, plan documents gather dust, and planning processes get bogged down without effective implementation. Read More

Using Pulse Feedback To Lead Your Team: 6 steps for you August 26, 2016 Posted in: Price Associates Blog, Ranjit Nair PhD

By Dr. Ranjit Nair, HR.com, August 2016

Feel your pulse. You know those frequent, short bursts that beat consistently? That’s what you should try to emulate when you give employee feedback. Think about it: If your heart only beat occasionally, your body would shut down. Read More

Podcasts

Goal Achievement June 19, 2017 Posted in: Ron Price

Host Dale Dixon and The Complete Leader author Ron Price discuss the fundamental leadership competency of Goal Achievement. Ron reports that Goal Achievement doesn’t come naturally to most leaders, but that it is a skill that can be worked on and improved. He gives tips to set quality goals and questions to ask yourself during the process. He also talks about strategies for laying out and achieving goals, and practical steps to get there.

Flexibility in Leadership June 12, 2017 Posted in: Ron Price

Our host, Dale Dixon, and TCL co-author and program founder, Ron Price talk today about the importance of Flexibility as a leader. They discuss the difference between natural flexibility and the learned competency, the areas of business where you must incorporate flexibility in order to succeed, and tips on how to develop the skill of flexibility. Ron talks about the flexibility continuum, and lists out the areas of business that require more and less flexibility.

Aspirational vs Desperational Leadership June 5, 2017 Posted in: Ron Price

Today Ron Price, co-author of The Complete Leader, talks with host Dale Dixon about the two types of leadership: aspirational and desperational. He defines both types, and talks about the importance of focusing on “becoming” rather than focusing on “fixing.” Ron gives tips on discovering your natural leadership strengths, and ways to continue to develop those to help others. He also tells us how to make the mental shift from desperation to aspiration.

Personal Accountability Is Where a Leader Starts the Journey May 30, 2017 Posted in: Ron Price

Dale and Ron talk today about Personal Accountability, which is a leader’s capacity to be responsible for his or her personal actions. Ron Price, co-author of The Complete Leader, leads us through the facets of Personal Accountability, and gives us tips for how to build this characteristic in practical ways and make it a way of life. He talks about a leader’s ability to follow through, take responsibility for his or her actions, and take feedback from others.

Videos

Diplomacy and Tact: Aligning Intention with Impact June 20, 2017 Posted in: Video

In this short video, Leadership Advisor and TCL Faculty Member, Nicholas Bauman talks about Diplomacy and Tact. He discusses why this set of skills is important for a leader and how to understand, embrace, and be effective in your environment.

Increase Resiliency by Preparing for a Difficult Situation June 13, 2017 Posted in: Courtney Feider, Video

In this short video, Price Associates team member and creative disruption strategist, Courtney Feider discusses Resiliency. She explains why resiliency is an important skill for leaders, how to determine if you are resilient, and ways to improve this skill set.

Flexibility: Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone June 7, 2017 Posted in: Steve Morris, Video

In this short video, Choice Works founder and TCL Faculty Member Steve Morris talks about Flexibility as a Leadership skill. He discusses how flexibility can be defined in many different ways depending on the circumstance.

The Two Dimensions of Continuous Learning May 31, 2017 Posted in: Evans Baiya PhD, Video

In this short video, Innovation and Technology Strategist Dr. Evans Baiya talks about Continuous Learning. He divides this leadership skill into two dimensions and explains the importance of each. He also talks about the benefits of teaching your team what you are learning.