Bill Horan talks to Ron Price, author of Growing Influence. Ron discusses why he asks “Do you feel like you are fulfilling what you are meant to do in life?” Plus, why many of us feel powerless at work, the definition of influence, why people who feel they have influence feel affirmed and highly engaged, and why we all spend too much time worrying about things we can’t control.
By Ron Price and Stacy Ennis
One of the long-term challenges of the workplace is how many employees feel powerless. For many years, employee surveys around the world have measured levels of engagement as high as 70% or more. What creates levels of disengagement this high? Is it bad managers, as many experts claim? Many have heard the moniker, people leave bad managers, not bad companies. We believe this is overly simplistic.
Instead, we can point to four different causes for employee disengagement: Read More
Ron was recently a guest on the podcast Money Matters Top Tips with Adam Torres.
In this episode, Ron discusses his advice for new entrepreneurs, the three different kinds of leadership from his recent book Growing Influence, and how Price Associates supports leaders.
By Ron Price
Hiring has become more important than ever. Today we are not simply filling a job, but instead asking people to balance complexity and deal with ever-present change. We are not only looking for someone who is going to fit into the job today, but also grow into additional roles in the future, due to the pace of change in the world.
Today’s workplace dynamic of low unemployment and increased worker mobility has resulted in employees who no longer feel loyalty to a company because companies are no longer loyal to them.
This changing landscape can seem like a threat to hiring, but I prefer to see it as an opportunity. It is a chance to hire in a new way.
By Ron Price
In my own experience as an executive, I sought to put as much power as possible into hands of those I supervised. I wanted them to “own” their jobs and to always know how to accurately evaluate their performance. Once I retired from corporate management and started supporting other leaders, I discovered they are equally interested in providing clarity to their subordinates and nurturing a higher level of accountability. This led to formalizing a process for defining and measuring executive performance.
We start by asking our clients, “What are the three to five key results that will reflect superior performance in a job?” They often answer, “if we’re making money or if we’re growing, that hits the mark”.
Featuring Ron Price, Fast Company, June 2019
Being influential has its benefits. People seek out your opinion and listen to you. Your words have power. Those around you believe what you say and give weight to your input. But you don’t have to be a member of the C-suite or a high-ranking employee for this to be true. It’s possible to expand your influence in virtually any role.
“Inside the workplace, there’s formal influence, which comes from your position—the responsibility and authority that you’ve been given,” says leadership consultant Ron Price, founder of Price Associates, and author of Growing Influence: A Story of How to Lead with Character, Expertise, and Impact. “But there’s also informal influence, which comes from who you are and how you show up.”Read More
Host Dale Dixon and Executive Advisor Ron Price discuss the role of the leader as an innovator. Ron tells the story of how he and Dr. Evans Baiya connected to write The Innovator’s Advantage and details the two types of innovation. He also shares steps for leaders to create a culture of innovation, and the impact of ideas as the currency of the innovation economy.
Host Dale Dixon and Executive Advisor Ron Price talk about how the gig economy has changed the workforce, and therefore supervision and management. Ron discusses the opportunities and threats of this trend, and gives leaders tools to rethink supervision. He also lists the leadership skills that are critical for leading in today’s economy, and gives leaders tips to grow along with this trend.
Host Dale Dixon and Executive Advisor Ron Price explore the leader’s role in finding and developing great talent for his or her organization. Ron lists ways that leaders can keep the hiring pipeline full, and how to make sure that a candidate is a good fit for the job and the organization. He discusses the importance of systemically evaluating, challenging and reorganizing your team. And also shares potential landmines.
By Ron Price
Last week, I became aware of the reality that we had programs running concurrently in several U.S. states and multiple countries around the world all on the same day. Many years ago, I had the simple desire to help leaders grow and change their worlds. Though still small in stature, many friends and colleagues are helping us make this a reality.
In 2018, we had over 10 active cohorts for The Complete Leader Program. These cohorts met in the United States, Canada, Spain, Brazil and Ireland. The Complete Leader book was translated into Spanish, French, and Simplified Chinese, adding to our earlier editions in English and Turkish. As I write this, friends are also translating the book into Russian.Read More