In part two of this series on Conscience and Character, host Dale Dixon and Ron Price continue their discussion on the rules of Axiology, the four ways subconscious bias influences judgment, and how you can develop your conscience and character. According to Ron, conscience is awareness of right and wrong, good and bad, while character is choosing the right and rejecting the wrong in how we think and act.
Host Dale Dixon and Ron Price discuss the process of developing consciousness through Axiology, which is the study of value. The more we develop our discernment of goodness, the better decisions we can make. Ron also outlines the three rules of measuring value based on the logic structure created by conscience, ethics, and the social sciences. As we journey through the concept of consciousness, we will learn how it affects character.
Our guest is Whit Mitchell, who is an executive coach and team builder with Price Associates. Whit is also a professional speaker and the author of Working In Sync. Whit talks about the different types of coaching, and what works best depending on the person and the situation. Why coaches should help their people get better at what they are already doing well, and neutralize the weaknesses, instead of focusing on them. Three things you can do to improve your coaching ability.
Our guest today is Mindy Bortness, owner of Communication Works Inc., which has been called the eHarmony for jobs. Mindy’s specialty is helping clients reduce turnover by as much as 40%. Today Mindy talks with us about the importance of goal setting, the process she uses, why goals can (and should) change. She shares stories of her own goal shifting, and gives us three steps for successful goal setting and achievement.
Our guest is Rodger Price, who is an executive coach and owner of Leading by Design. Today Rodger talks to us about effective communication. He tells us why communication is an issue in most companies, and why effective communication is hard, despite the fact that most people think they’re doing it well. He gives us tips for improving communication, and talks about the importance of communicating what you say through your behaviors as well. He also stresses the importance of sharing significant messages “many different times in many different ways.”
Our guest today is Courtney Feider, who is an executive coach, a pioneer in the field of creative disruption, and a faculty member for TCL. Courtney talks today about the power of comfortable creative environments and the results of a creative exercise with HP. She expands on the ROI of creativity, putting creativity on the business agenda, and intentional innovation supported by the business model. And she pinpoints how to start to encourage creativity in your company.
Our guest today is Chris Steely, who is a global business advisor, an NCAA national rowing champion, U.S. Marine Corps Officer, and author. Today Chris talks about the importance of gender balance in leadership. He gives us some statistics showing that companies with both men and women in executive positions perform better than those with only men. He also talks about the Institute for Gender Partnership and the “Men as Allies” movement. We discuss the science and biology of genders, the leadership strengths of men and of women, and how owners can structure their organizations to function more effectively.
Our guest is Whit Mitchell, who is an executive coach and team dynamics specialist with Price Associates. Whit is a facilitator for The Complete Leader, a speaker, and the author of Working In Sync. Whit talks about his early career as a rowing coach, and his views on teamwork based on a pivotal sports moment in his young life. He spells out the steps to help teams work better together, questions to use to measure the health of a team, and assessments that can help people recognize their own behaviors and the behaviors of others. Whit also gives three actions to start improving teamwork today.
Our guest today is Paco Ortiz, who is the Senior VP and General Manager for Zoetis in Brazil and Latin America. Paco talks about his early career in bullfighting, and his transition from veterinary medicine to international business. We discuss the successful talent development program he started 11 years ago at Zoetis, and how he identifies emerging leaders. He also tells us the top three competencies he looks for in leaders, and why being transparent and setting up clear expectations are critical in employee development.
Today our guest is Mindy Bortness, who is a TCL Faculty Member and President of Communication Works. She is a leadership advisor who helps companies streamline and improve their employee selection. Mindy shares her own story of personal career resiliency, and different ways to get to a result by approaching a situation with resiliency. Mindy gives us tips to get through tough situations and to build up resiliency in our own lives. She tells us the actions that waste time, and how to instead focus on the silver lining.