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What Kind of Innovator Are You? August 11, 2022 Posted in: Blog, Evans Baiya PhD

Before you and your team begin the innovation process, you must understand what kind of innovator you are.

If you’ve followed along with The Innovator’s Advantage for a while now, you know one of my favorite things to remind people is that you are all innovators. Each and every person can innovate, but no one innovates in the same way!

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How “Optimizing Strategy for Results” Differs from Other Strategy Books July 7, 2022 Posted in: Blog

Optimizing Strategy for Results differs from other books on strategy in four main ways. First, it introduces strategic foundation, composed of purpose, core values, and vision as a distinct stage. We argue that strategy cannot be developed and executed without establishing this foundation, an argument that is not found in many strategy books. 

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Looking to Innovate Your Strategy? You Need Options July 1, 2022 Posted in: Blog, Evans Baiya PhD

By Dr. Evans Baiya

A good strategy is an innovative strategy. Without the flexibility provided by innovation, your strategy will grow stale and stagnant—and your organization will soon follow.

In my most recent book, Optimizing Strategy for Results: A Structured Approach to Make Your Business Come Alive, my co-authors Ron Price, Professor Tim Waema, and I outline seven stages for building an optimal strategy. Stage three is where the options come in because this stage is where you exercise creative strategic thinking to inform possibilities. This part of strategy is critical—organizations need to know what options are available to them to build the most successful strategy.

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Articles

The New Opportunity: Connect With Your People August 4, 2022 Posted in: Articles/Media, Dr. Francis Eberle

Dr. Francis Eberle, HR.com, June 2022

To connect is human. But connection during the pandemic was limited, which inevitably caused a shift in the workplace, leading employees to change jobs at a record pace. The upside of this phenomenon is that leaders now have an opportunity to connect with their people in new ways.

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The Keys To Human-Centric Leadership July 21, 2022 Posted in: Articles/Media, Ron Price

Ron Price, HR.com, July 2022

The nature of how people work, how organizations function, and how leaders lead has dramatically changed in recent years. People now are exposed to so much of the world and so much information constantly, they have endless choices in the way that they live and work. Employees are far more self-aware than in decades past, and the Covid-19 pandemic only increased the intensity of these changes. But are leaders keeping up?Read More

4 Steps to Gain a Talent Advantage with Upskilling June 9, 2022 Posted in: Articles/Media, Evans Baiya PhD

Dr. Evans Baiya, Hr.com, May 2022

Talent development is key to building a competitive organization. 

A common mistake is to think your organization’s competitive advantage only comes from products and services, but this is not true. A competitive advantage is a result of superior talent—who are then able to make more contextual products and services and deliver them to the right customer, in the right context, and at the right time. Your talented employees are truly the ones who drive the success of your business.Read More


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Podcasts

141. Optimizing Strategy in a VUCA World July 20, 2022 Posted in: Dr. Timothy Waema, Ron Price

Host Dale Dixon interviews two of the three authors of the book, Optimizing Strategy for Results, Ron Price and Timothy Mwololo Waema, PhD. In a world that’s changing so fast, does strategy still have a role? After examining the seven stages of strategy, there are parts of strategy that are designed to be stable in the storm and there are other parts that are designed to be agile. The authors discuss this idea through the lens of VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) and how it provides stability in the midst of change.

Click here to order your copy of Optimizing Strategy for Results!

140. Optimizing Strategy for Results June 24, 2022 Posted in: Dr. Timothy Waema, Evans Baiya PhD, Ron Price

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.

139. Developing Your Thinking Skills Based on Your Talent April 28, 2022 Posted in: Ron Price

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.


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Videos

Optimizing Strategy in a VUCA World July 20, 2022 Posted in: Dale Dixon, Dr. Timothy Waema, Ron Price, Video

Host Dale Dixon interviews two of the three authors of the book, Optimizing Strategy for Results, Ron Price and Timothy Mwololo Waema, PhD. In a world that’s changing so fast, does strategy still have a role? After examining the seven stages of strategy, there are parts of strategy that are designed to be stable in the storm and there are other parts that are designed to be agile. The authors discuss this idea through the lens of VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) and how it provides stability in the midst of change.

Click here to order your copy of Optimizing Strategy for Results!

Optimizing Strategy for Results July 1, 2022 Posted in: Dale Dixon, Dr. Timothy Waema, Evans Baiya PhD, Ron Price, Video

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.

Developing Your Thinking Skills Based on Your Talent May 6, 2022 Posted in: Dale Dixon, Ron Price, Video

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.


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