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Are You Meeting the Needs of Your Team? December 7, 2018 Posted in: Blog, Whit Mitchell

By Whit Mitchell

When you think back on your life, can you pinpoint what helped shape who you are today? Perhaps it was a person—someone who saw greatness inside of you and helped you discover your worth. Maybe it was a profound experience—something that helped you discover the value of life and those around you. For 11 young athletes back in 1982, one of those life-shaping times occurred during Dartmouth freshman crew, class of ’86. I was their coach, and they were my team. My experience coaching those freshmen was one of the richest in my entire sports coaching career.

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Three Steps to Personal Goal Setting for Leaders November 28, 2018 Posted in: Blog, Ron Price

By Ron Price

Most leaders have completed their organizational plans for next year, communicated with specificity and enthusiasm to their employees, and appropriated the necessary resources to lay the groundwork for a successful year.

However, I tend to find in my work that few have applied this same discipline to creating and implementing their own individual performance plans for the year. Sometimes this is nothing more than an oversight; other times it is because the leader doesn’t feel accountable to the same disciplines imposed on others, and sometimes it is because of deeper feelings of insecurity that produce a subtle but lingering fear of failure. Read More

5 Ways Vulnerability Can Be An Asset November 23, 2018 Posted in: Blog

By Dave Clark,

I did something very out of character for me one day last week. In fact, it was something I don’t think I’ve ever done in a 30+ year career in the workforce – I admitted to my manager that I simply just didn’t have it that day. My mental gas tank had gone dry. 

A confluence of internal and external pressures created a perfect storm of mental chaos. Sleep deprived, overextended, and trying to keep up with my self-inflicted unmanageable schedule led to elevated-stress levels that pushed me over the edge. My will to conquer the world was put on hold – even if just for one day.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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Integrity of Character Leadership November 28, 2018 Posted in: Dale Dixon, Ron Price

Host Dale Dixon and Leadership Advisor Ron Pice discuss the concepts from Ron’s new book, Growing Influence, a business fable he cowrote with Stacy Ennis. Ron outlines the three different kinds of leadership, and their corresponding connections to integrity. He lists several ways to consider and define your own ideas of integrity and character, and to tie them to personal accountability.

Project Management: A Continuing Conversation (Series Ep. 3) November 7, 2018 Posted in: Dale Dixon, Ron Price

Host Dale Dixon and Executive Advisor Ron Price finish their discussion about project management in today’s episode. They discuss the people part of project management, including team morale in synergy. Ron shares one of his favorite project management tools, and gives five simple things to do to create a collaborative team.

Project Management, Continuing the Conversation (Series Ep. 2) October 24, 2018 Posted in: Dale Dixon, Ron Price

Host Dale Dixon and Executive Advisor Ron Price continue their conversation about Project Management. Ron explains why a project’s success depends on outlining the desired results, and shares the questions he asks at the beginning of a project to help identify the outcome you want. Dale and Ron explore the connection between Goal Achievement and Project Management–and lay out how a project management system can help you become more effective in your daily work.

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The Ability to Create Your Future December 5, 2018 Posted in: Shawn Kent Hayashi, Video

In this 3-minute video, High Performing Teams consultant and coach Shawn Kent Hayashi talks about how tomorrow’s leaders will need to think further into the future, and implement ideas in a timely manner, to remain competitive in a world that will change faster than we can understand. In this section, you will learn skills needed to sharpen your ability to predict changes long before your competition.

The Written Word Endures November 14, 2018 Posted in: Dale Dixon, Video

In this short video, Author and Speaker Dale Dixon talks about Written Communication and how today’s leaders are judged on this critical skill.

Persuasion: Building Trust With Your Team October 31, 2018 Posted in: Ryan Lisk, Video

In this short video, Executive Coach and TCL faculty member Ryan Lisk talks about the importance of improving your ability of persuasion in a logical and reasonable manner.

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