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5 Ways to Avoid Making a Bad Hire October 19, 2018 Posted in: Blog

By Justice Council,

It seems like a very simple and basic concept, that people are the lifeblood of any business. Businesses will succeed or fail based depending on the quality of its workforce. Yet, how many business owners view their workforce as the resource they actually are, and take the time to ensure they have the best of the best?

Ultimate success for a company comes from constructing a well-rounded and synergistic team. It starts with understanding the real cost of a bad hire. If you ask a business owner, what keeps you up at night? A likely answer may be the ability to hire and retain the right people. Well, at least it should be the answer. Read More

Think Differently About Competition at Work October 12, 2018 Posted in: Blog, Dr. Francis Eberle

By Dr. Francis Eberle

Every spring I get reacquainted with my bicycle. For me cycling is recreational, social, competitive, and great exercise. While riding, cyclists talk, solve the problems, reminisce, “take a turn” at the front and wait if someone lags behind. The first group rides of the year often take a slightly different tone. The pace quickens when the road is flat, or someone will likely push themselves hard up a hill to get to the top before everyone else. On these rides everyone is checking their fitness in comparison with others as the season begins. Most do this to note their own personal expectation of fitness and not to try and beat someone else. It is a ritual that is repeated over and over at almost every level of cycling. Read More

“DISC Is a Swiss Army Knife” October 5, 2018 Posted in: Blog, Dr. Francis Eberle
How Elizabeth Roberts Uses DISC to Help Start-Ups Succeed

When Elizabeth Roberts, Partner and Head of People at Ulysses Holdings, took the DISC TriMetrix HD Assessment over three years ago, it made an immediate impression on her.

“I thought, ‘I don’t really understand this, but I feel like they might have cameras in my house’,” she jokes.

She had taken assessments before, and hadn’t been overly impressed. She hadn’t bought into the idea of an algorithm telling her about herself and had been put off by tests that attempted to tell her who she was. “Different tests told me I was an introvert, an extrovert … and the feedback was never in a language that I understood.” Read More

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The 6 Essential Innovation Personalities April 9, 2018 Posted in: Articles/Media, Evans Baiya PhD

By Dr. Evans Baiya, innovationenterprise.com, March 2018

Innovation is fundamental to grow and sustain an organization. Yet when it comes to innovation, leaders often make the mistake of involving the wrong team members in the process, which ultimately stalls or kills the initiative.

What if I told you there are just six high-performing innovation personalities that are all necessary to get the innovation job done? While every person on your team is capable of contributing to innovation, they all contribute differently. Personality matters when it comes to innovation projects. And it is not possible to develop and scale an innovation without each of these personalities. Read More

Four Ways Creativity Turns Your ‘Job’ Into Your Life’s Work April 9, 2018 Posted in: Articles/Media, Courtney Feider

By Courtney Feider, forbes.com, March 2018

We are born with all of the creative gifts we can ever use. Then they are systematically programmed out of us by the demands of modern life.

In 1965, a thoughtful researcher named George Land developed a creativity test for NASA to help select innovative engineers and scientists. The study worked so well in practice that in 1968 he decided to test it on children. Land concluded that it would be very important to test creativity over a period of time. So he analyzed the creativity of 1,600 children ranging from 3-5 years old. He then re-tested the same children at 10 years of age and again at 15 years of age. Read More

10 Things Effective Leaders Do to Encourage Innovation January 11, 2018 Posted in: Articles/Media, Evans Baiya PhD

By Dr. Evans Baiya, success.com, December 2017

When I work with companies on innovation projects, whether it’s industry-changing new products and services or smaller-scale ideas to streamline internal processes, I often see leaders and their teams struggling to freely ideate and really dive into the brainstorm process. When they do finally get there, it’s a big aha moment, but it takes a while.

The reason is simple: When ideation isn’t second nature, it’s because company culture hasn’t been supporting it. This is understandable. In today’s fast-paced marketplace, there is hardly time for breath, let alone innovative thought and brainstorm sessions around the future of the industry, company or department. Read More

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Project Management the Complete Leader Way (Series Ep. 1) October 10, 2018 Posted in: Dale Dixon, Ron Price

Host Dale Dixon and Executive Advisor Ron Price discuss Project Management and how it encompasses all 25 of the competencies in The Complete Leader. Ron gives a checklist of what needs to be defined at the front end of a project. He challenges listeners to think about how they could be more successful by improving the skill of project management. Tune in to the next episode to learn how to create a pathway for defining results and how to put a plan into place.

Growing Influence, Part 2 September 25, 2018 Posted in: Dale Dixon, Ron Price, Stacy Ennis

Today host Dale Dixon talks with Ron Price and Stacy Ennis, authors of Growing Influence, to discuss the premise of the book, the storyline, and the development of the characters. They talk about the book’s lesson of growing influence through three dimensions of leadership: character, expertise and position. Ron explains how the book can help readers uncover their capacity for influence in their world.

Novel Teaches Managers To Manage Better September 19, 2018 Posted in: Ron Price, Stacy Ennis

Authors Ron Price and Stacy Ennis deliver a guide for better leadership in the unconventional guise of a novel, Growing Influence. Price and Ennis join Idaho Matters to discuss what constitutes great leadership skills.

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Conflict Management Begins with Understanding Conflict October 17, 2018 Posted in: Andy Johnson, Video

In this short video, Executive Coach and Team Health Specialist Andy Johnson talks about how conflict management in the workplace is critical for us to function and move towards performance, outcomes, and all kinds of measures of health.

Challenges for New Leaders October 3, 2018 Posted in: Dr. Francis Eberle, Video

In this short video, Leadership and Organizational Advisor Dr. Francis Eberle discusses the conflicts or difficulties that could occur when new leaders are introduced into an organization.

Common Change Management Mistakes September 19, 2018 Posted in: Lori McNeill, Video

In this short video, Executive Advisor and Organizational Excellence Coach Lori McNeill discusses the importance of focusing on a change management strategy and why it can be challenging for companies.

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