Host Dale Dixon interviews the authors of the new book, “Optimizing Strategy for Results”, Ron Price; Evans Baiya, PhD,; and Timothy Waema, PhD. Through developing strategy for clients for over 20 years, the authors realized that companies needed an applicable and practical approach to create and optimize strategy with fresh prospective. They discuss the importance of building strategic intelligence, appropriately assigning roles based on talent, and incorporating communication within the seven stages of creating strategy. Each author provides their expert viewpoint to leaders charged with catalyzing results for their organization.
Host Dale Dixon and TCL Author and Founder Ron Price dive into the different types of thinking leaders should practice. Thinking is the beginning of a leader’s journey and without thinking diversely and clearly, their potential is limited. We all have natural tendencies for how we approach thinking but we also have skills that supplement our talent. Ron explains the six continuums of thinkers, the seven thinking skills, and creating an environment for diverse thinking competencies.
Host Dale Dixon and TCL Author and Founder Ron Price describe the significance of growing from consciousness to being conscious in making good judgements for senior leaders. There is so much noise around us that we lose the keenness of self-awareness and self-evaluation. Leaders must choose to increase awareness or it will plateau overtime. Ron provides examples of how leaders can develop their capacity to discern the difference between the degrees of good or bad in any situation..
Host Dale Dixon and TCL Author and Founder Ron Price discuss the role of emotion in our thinking as leaders. Studies in neuroscience indicate that thinking creates emotion instead of emotion establishing our thinking. Ron explains how our brain subconsciously makes predictions through our past experiences, our body sending messages to the brain about the energy it needs, and how the external environment is influencing us. He also describes how emotional intelligence helps leaders recognize the depth that emotions impede their predictive judgements.
Host Dale Dixon and TCL Author and Founder Ron Price discuss the thinking patterns of the modern-day leader. With technological advances, we have much more information to process and think about. Unfortunately, this doesn’t leave room to think deeply. Leaders MUST discipline their thinking to make impactful decisions that positively affect their staff, vendors, and partners. Dale and Ron outline easily applicable strategies to develop a richer way of thinking.
Connected Leadership and Paying Attention
Host Dale Dixon and TCL Facilitator and author Dr. Francis Eberle continue their discussion about Connected Leadership. Francis tells the story of his dyslexia diagnosis and how it formed his theory of collaboration. He points to the aspect of Attention, which he believes sets a leader apart. He gives tips on how to start narrowing down your focus as a leader and figuring out where you should be paying attention.
Connected Leadership and Purpose
Host Dale Dixon and TCL Facilitator and author Dr. Francis Eberle talk today about the importance of defining purpose as a leader. Francis outlines why leaders must engage their employees to help lead, and the importance of organizational purpose as it relates to your team. He gives the four parts of the Connected Leadership model, which he discusses in his recent book, as well as tips for figuring out your own personal purpose.
Host Dale Dixon and TCL Author and Founder Ron Price continue their conversation about Resiliency. Ron gives ideas to increase Resiliency in the five areas he defined in Part 1, using the three steps to success. Dale and Ron dive into the five facets of Resiliency and how to set goals to begin to work on each. They discuss the importance of stress and recovery in the process, and Ron shares his three favorite quotes about Resilience.
Host Dale Dixon and TCL Author and Founder Ron Price discuss Resiliency on today’s podcast. Learn why Ron believes Resiliency is a skill, not a trait–and why it is an important one for leaders. Ron gives his definition of Resiliency, as well as some statistics from Resiliency research. Then he defines his five different areas of resilience. Tune in to the next episode for methods to build resilience in each of the five areas.
This week, Host Dale Dixon and TCL Founder Ron Price discuss conquering overcommitment. Ron gives us a list of 11 causes of overcommitment and discusses the cost of committing to too much. He breaks down the six stages he uses to combat overcommitment.