Leading yourself emotionally begins with self-awareness. In this episode, host Dale Dixon and TCL author and advisor Ron Price discuss the role of emotions in leadership, unpacking the four primary emotions and exercises to grow awareness over time, including how to transition from stoicism to experiencing emotions. Ron talks about the positive and negative emotions that can put you at risk, the space between stimulus and response, and how to use emotions to help you do greater things.
By Ron Price
We need great leaders more than ever before. There are so many disruptive forces in the world today that without good leadership we will experience more and more instability and anxiety in our lives and work. Some of these disruptions are good, such as the accelerating advances in science and technology. These will bring dizzying changes to the way we live and work over the next ten years. Parallel to these advances for good, we will continue to face significant societal and health challenges that will threaten our peace, prosperity, well-being, and happiness.
Great leaders think things through with clarity, do the right things, and stay focused on serving those they lead. Though these three pillars of great leadership may sound simple, they are far from easy in a world of constant change and evolving threats.Read More
A critical aspect of Leading Yourself is managing your time, starting with the first minutes of each day. In this episode, host Dale Dixon and TCL author Ron Price discuss the stages of leadership and the skills to focus on at each stage. Whether early in your career, in middle management or in a senior leadership role, managing your time and priorities is a key skill. Ron shares his morning routine, task management system ideas, the set up that he reviews daily and weekly, how he built his morning routine, and how to start your own.
By Jalene Case
Doing what we want to do brings fulfillment and joy. On the other hand, doing what we think we should do can bring discomfort and confusion. The tricky thing is deciding for ourselves what we truly want and will commit to doing.
I’ve been working with two executives who are grappling with the decision of whether or not they want to advance in their organizations. I hear things like, “I should want to be the top leader. I should want to make more money.”Read More
By Ron Price
“I no longer say, ‘I learned this’.”
This was advice I received from one of my mentors back in the ‘90s. He said, “As soon as I think I have learned something, I discover I haven’t learned enough, and I have to start learning all over again. It doesn’t matter whether it is about business, my relationships, or even me. I have chosen to say, ‘I am learning’ from now on instead of ‘I learned’.”
At first, I thought my mentor was just having some fun with syntax and language. However, as I have grown older, I have come to realize the wisdom in his statement. We do learn, but never enough to be able to assume that we have learned all that there is to learn on any specific subject. Read More
By Dustin Hebets
In my work as TTI SI’s Cognitive Behavioral Research Analyst, I focus on the how and why of human behavior. Why do people do what they do? How does the lens of a behavioral style help us understand each other? Why do some people prefer to communicate in one method over the other?
These questions can get technical in research, but the answers are the true key to successful communication, engagement, and productivity in the workplace. Not everyone knows what their DISC type is, but most people know if they’re an extrovert, introvert, or somewhere in between. Here are the skills each type naturally excel in, areas of improvement, and what you can do to understand each type better.Read More
3 Steps to Goal Setting and Achieving
By Jalene Case
Envisioning a magical scenario in which you’re doing everything you want to is exhilarating, in the beginning. However, adding a dose of realism can give you the best chance of accomplishing what matters most to you.
I see this in myself, my clients, and my friends. We want to do it all right now! We have the best of intentions and list of exciting to dos. Fanning the “do it all” flame is an internal voice that says something like, “When I do it all, I’ll be happy.” Ouch.Read More
By Ron Price
Here comes another “learning from 2020, leaning into 2021” article. You may be tired of seeing these by now, so why would I submit yet another one? Because this ability to reflect or self-evaluate and then to create specific intentions for the future is what sets human beings apart from everything else in life. I know you love your pets, but as far as we can tell, they only live in the present. They can’t identify what they are grateful for in the past, or create a vivid picture of what they want in the future. One of the great tragedies for any individual is to have the ability to change one’s future, and yet do nothing about it. This is why I’m asking you to read this article and then invest the time to sharpen your intentions and create a beautiful future.Read More
13 Ideas to Get Started
By Jalene Case
Simply setting a goal and expecting to reach it is a recipe for ongoing angst. A goal you truly desire to achieve needs a solid foundation, stepping stones, and tenacious support.
Conversations with my clients lately almost always include the mention of goal-setting. While that may sound logical, that’s not the energy I sense. I hear things like, “I should set some goals for next year. I really want to set some goals but I’m no good at it. I’ve tried doing the goal thing but it doesn’t work for me.” The energy I sense is frustration, self-judgement, and desperation.Read More