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Why Should I Care About EQ? July 13, 2018 Posted in: Blog, Ron Price

By Ron Price 

To some, emotional intelligence (or EQ) can sound like the modern version of standing in a circle holding hands and singing kumbaya.

Many people undervalue the significance of developing emotional intelligence as part of professional development. However, there is an abundance of research that indicates this type of thinking isn’t very intelligent.

It turns out that the single most important element in a group’s intelligence is not the average IQ, but instead the emotional intelligence of the group. A single participant who has low EQ can lower the collective IQ of the entire group. Read More

Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover July 2, 2018 Posted in: Blog

By Todd Fox

An important life theme I’ve always tried to live by is to never to judge a book by its cover. Talking recently with a coworker who had an unfortunate incident at a local car dealership got me to thinking about that.

In today’s fast-paced world, we tend to make quick decisions about everything, including how we judge people. In our quest for speed, we can often and easily make judgments based on superficial evidence we see on the surface. The problem with rushing to judgment on anything, especially people, is that we may make an entirely wrong assessment about someone when we don’t have all the information. If we make a point to treat people equally, regardless of what we may experience in our initial introduction, we may come to find our judgments couldn’t have been more wrong. Read More

Optimize Your Leadership Potential June 27, 2018 Posted in: Blog, Ron Price

By Ron Price

I am in my fifth decade of working on what it means to be a leader. When I amalgamate my personal leadership experiences and those I’ve been honored to witness or even guide, I have realized that leadership isn’t relegated to the workplace. Leadership is any situation that gives to you the opportunity to lead.

Over the years I’ve made a fundamental change in my thinking. I’ve recognized that leadership comes from the inside out. The core of who you are as a leader is the result of the personal journey you take, which from time to time is reflected in the responsibilities you are given. Read More

The 6 Essential Innovation Personalities April 9, 2018 Posted in: Articles/Media, Evans Baiya PhD

By Dr. Evans Baiya, innovationenterprise.com, March 2018

Innovation is fundamental to grow and sustain an organization. Yet when it comes to innovation, leaders often make the mistake of involving the wrong team members in the process, which ultimately stalls or kills the initiative.

What if I told you there are just six high-performing innovation personalities that are all necessary to get the innovation job done? While every person on your team is capable of contributing to innovation, they all contribute differently. Personality matters when it comes to innovation projects. And it is not possible to develop and scale an innovation without each of these personalities. Read More

Four Ways Creativity Turns Your ‘Job’ Into Your Life’s Work April 9, 2018 Posted in: Articles/Media, Courtney Feider

By Courtney Feider, forbes.com, March 2018

We are born with all of the creative gifts we can ever use. Then they are systematically programmed out of us by the demands of modern life.

In 1965, a thoughtful researcher named George Land developed a creativity test for NASA to help select innovative engineers and scientists. The study worked so well in practice that in 1968 he decided to test it on children. Land concluded that it would be very important to test creativity over a period of time. So he analyzed the creativity of 1,600 children ranging from 3-5 years old. He then re-tested the same children at 10 years of age and again at 15 years of age. Read More

10 Things Effective Leaders Do to Encourage Innovation January 11, 2018 Posted in: Articles/Media, Evans Baiya PhD

By Dr. Evans Baiya, success.com, December 2017

When I work with companies on innovation projects, whether it’s industry-changing new products and services or smaller-scale ideas to streamline internal processes, I often see leaders and their teams struggling to freely ideate and really dive into the brainstorm process. When they do finally get there, it’s a big aha moment, but it takes a while.

The reason is simple: When ideation isn’t second nature, it’s because company culture hasn’t been supporting it. This is understandable. In today’s fast-paced marketplace, there is hardly time for breath, let alone innovative thought and brainstorm sessions around the future of the industry, company or department. Read More

Being the Real You (Authenticity Series Episode 3) June 27, 2018 Posted in: Dale Dixon, Ron Price

Host Dale Dixon and Executive Advisor Ron Price wrap up their discussion of Authenticity in leadership. Ron talks about why authenticity requires courage, the power of exposing both your weaknesses and your strengths, and the importance of congruence between the three dimensions of leadership. He also explains how authenticity opens the door for leaders to be able to pursue the four great roles of leadership.

Authenticity (Series Episode 2) June 12, 2018 Posted in: Dale Dixon, Ron Price

Our host Dale Dixon and executive advisor Ron Price continue their conversation about Authenticity, in front of a live audience. Ron talks about authenticity as it relates to a leader’s relationships with others. He identifies the three distinct dimensions of leadership, and discusses why an authentic leader needs to both understand and connect with others. He gives tools leaders can use to understand their teams, and talks about the power of vulnerability.

Being the Real You (Authenticity Series Episode 1) May 30, 2018 Posted in: Dale Dixon, Ron Price

Host Dale Dixon and Executive Advisor Ron Price record today’s episode in front of a live audience, as they discuss the importance of being an authentic leader. Ron tells us why authenticity starts with first knowing yourself. He gives the four philosophies he believes lead to enhanced self-awareness, and the two places leaders should look for increased self-awareness.

Written Communication: Reinforcing the Spoken Word July 11, 2018 Posted in: Shawn Kent Hayashi, Video

Leaders with an aptitude for written communication have the ability to articulate a written message in a clear and compelling manner. Watch this short video as faculty member Shawn Kent Hayashi talks about the value of developing this important skill.

Empathy: the Ability to Feel the Feelings of Others July 2, 2018 Posted in: Andy Johnson, Video

In this short video, Andy Johnson talks about how mastering this leadership skill will allow today’s leaders to operate on an entirely different level, especially with millennials.

Interpersonal Skills: Connecting With People at a Deeper Level June 20, 2018 Posted in: Video, Whit Mitchell

Interpersonal skills are important for a leader because the people who are working for you need to feel connected. In this video, TCL member Whit Mitchell shares his insights on the great things that can happen in your company when you care about and are sincere with your employees.