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.
Our guest is Rodger Price, executive coach, leadership advisor, and owner of Leading by Design. Rodger believes that giving feedback is the most important action a leader can take. He talks about the importance of being open to feedback, the value of a 360-degree evaluation, and why self-awareness begins with others. He gives us tips for offering unsolicited feedback, and questions to use when asking for feedback.
Our guest is Chris Steely, Founder and Managing Director of GPS Business Group. Chris is a highly decorated Marine Corps logistics officer, and a national collegiate rowing champion, gold medalist and coach. Chris talks about compromise in business, why it is continuous, and how to use compromise to your advantage. He defines “appropriate compromise,” the four key characteristics of leadership, and what it means to be holistically aware of the consequences of our actions. Follow Chris @ChrisSteely
Today Ron Price flips the tables on our host Dale Dixon, and we learn more about our favorite host. Dale is a former news broadcaster turned author (Sweating Bullets), communications coach, and the Chief Innovation Officer for the Better Business Bureau. We learn about the birth of the BBB, and its role in business today as a facilitator between businesses and their customers. Dale also tells us about his one-on-one coaching for leaders who have to be on stage, on camera, or in front of a microphone. Follow Dale @DDixonMedia
Our guest today is Rodger Price, owner of Leading by Design. Rodger is an executive coach and facilitator for The Complete Leader program. Today we talk about conflict, and Rodger shares how to turn conflict into a way to build and improve relationships. He gives his method for leaning into conflict, understanding the root cause, and ultimately improving relationships through it.
Today our guest is Dr. Tom Sechrest, Director of the Masters Program in Leadership and Change at St. Edwards University in Austin, Texas. Dr. Sechrest talks about business ethnics in Asian countries, the business ecosystem in Austin, and the importance of flexibility in teaching. He also outlines his process for designing the new masters curriculum at St. Edwards, using tenants from The Complete Leader, and the critical role of personal assessments in the program.