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Focus on Value-Creating Investments February 26, 2020 Posted in: Blog, Evans Baiya PhD

By Dr. Evans Baiya

One of the challenges for growing a company is knowing exactly where to focus your investment, time and resources. When you introduce a new value (innovation) to the market, there are many processes you must have in place such as sales, marketing, delivery, and of course financial processes. These all require investment in the form of money, people, effort and research.

One of the biggest mistakes that companies make is to try to invest in all of these processes right away. Remember, to invest in an operational system requires a lot of resources. It takes up the leader’s time. This is time you should be spending on delivering increased value to customers. It is impossible for an entrepreneur to do everything early on, so the tendency is to have a bulky budget and to hire people to help you do all these things. This leads to a variety of issues: getting into early debt, promising features to potential customers that you cannot deliver, even getting paid but losing money. This can be a fundamental problem.

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Working InSync and Price Associates Join Forces February 21, 2020 Posted in: Blog, Ron Price, Whit Mitchell

Whit Mitchell, CEO and Founder of Working InSync, is pleased to announce that he has joined forces with Price Associates, bringing his years of executive coaching and team building experience to the team. The two companies have been working closely together on client projects for over 12 years. They will go forward operating under the Price Associates brand.

“Having been a crew coach, I strongly value teams, and working with the Price Associates team has been an excellent fit,” said Mitchell. “Our work together over the years has provided enhanced value and opportunity to both Working InSync and Price Associates clients. The Price team has a strong bench of knowledge and diversity, and I am proud to be a part of it.”

“We are very excited about this merger,” said Ron Price, CEO of Price Associates. “After our years of working together, it was a natural next step to officially join forces. Whit has brought a wealth of experience to the team at Price Associates, and I am honored to partner with him in an official capacity.” Read More

Dancing Down the Mountain: A Lesson in Change Management February 6, 2020 Posted in: Blog, Lori McNeill

By Lori McNeill

I recently took a trip to the mountains of Austria. My destination was a beautiful ski resort and my goal was to learn how to ski. In order to accomplish this goal, I enlisted the help of a talented ski instructor named Florian. What I eventually came to realize was the lessons I learned that week applied directly to change management.

On the first day, Florian and I worked at the very bottom of the mountain, as I learned the fundamentals of skiing. These were not hard concepts to learn, but it took practice and repetition to acquire the skills. After day 1 of practicing fundamentals on the bunny slope, we got on the lift to make our climb to my first challenge.

Looking down from the top of the lift, the incline appeared to be too steep for my ability. If I am completely honest, I will admit that tears were streaming down my face and I felt a sense of dread and defeat before we even started our descent. Read More

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4 Things I Hear From Millennials On Leadership February 13, 2020 Posted in: Articles/Media, Jeremy Graves

By Dr. Jeremy Graves, HR.com February 2020

Let’s get one thing out in the open. I am not a Millennial; I have never been a Millennial and I don’t claim to speak for them. I have, however, spent the last 10 years working with Millennials—as a professor, executive director, coach and mentor—specifically studying how multiple generations interact within the workplace. Through my work, I have met some of the brightest and most engaging Millennial leaders on the planet. I have had the opportunity to coach several, while also taking a learning posture from many. Read More

Mentoring for the Future December 2, 2019 Posted in: Articles/Media, Ron Price

Featuring Ron Price, In Trust Magazine, Fall 2019

“Wax on, wax off,” instructs Mr. Miyagi as he instills the fundamental basics to Daniel, who would grow to be The Karate Kid. The classic movie follows the developing relationship between the martial arts master and his young student. It’s a mentorship made in Hollywood heaven. But mentors provide a vital role in in everyday lives. Read More

4 Ways Leaders Can Grow Their Influence At Work November 1, 2019 Posted in: Articles/Media, Ron Price, Stacy Ennis

By Ron Price & Stacy Ennis, HR.com, October 2019

Building influence and engagement through character, expertise and position


One of the long-term challenges for leaders in the workplace is how many employees feel powerless. For many years, employee surveys around the world have measured levels of engagement as high as 70% or more. What creates levels of disengagement this high? Is it bad managers, as many experts claim? Many have heard the moniker, people leave bad managers, not bad companies. We believe this is overly simplistic. Instead, we can point to four different causes for employee disengagement. Read More

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CareerCast Featuring Ron Price January 13, 2020 Posted in: Ron Price

Ron Price was recently featured on the CareerCast podcast.

In this CareerCast, Ron shares lessons learned from his decades of leadership experience, character driven perspective, and insights from across the world.

Becoming an Impactful and Influential Leader with Ron Price November 19, 2019 Posted in: Ron Price

Ron was recently a guest on the podcast How to Be Awesome at Your Job.

On the episode, Ron Price delivers insights on how to build your character and grow your influence to unlock your full leadership potential.

You’ll Learn:

  • The four keys to landing your next promotion
  • Two approaches to getting excellent feedback
  • How to get others to listen to you

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TrailBlazers Impact Featuring Mindy Bortness September 18, 2019 Posted in: Mindy Bortness

Mindy was recently a guest on the podcast TrailBlazers Impact.

Mindy Bortness powered through her own fears when fighting breast cancer to come out on the otherside as an advocate for others facing-down serious illnesses and sharing her vision on how to own your life “post-recovery” with renewed vigor to achieve her dream of business ownership.
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Innovation in Finance June 5, 2019 Posted in: Video

In this short video, Michael McAllister provides insights to apply innovation and explains how ideas don’t have to shake up the industry to have an impact.

Innovation in Healthcare May 7, 2019 Posted in: Video

Looking to overcome industry barriers, grow, and serve customers? Dr. David Pate, President & CEO of St. Luke’s Health Systems, explains how thoughtful innovation keeps your company ahead of disruption.

Innovation in Government April 17, 2019 Posted in: Video

In this short clip, CIO Marshall Major explains how utilizing the innovative process in the right places brings new value to your organization.

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