How to Create an Environment that Supports You September 17, 2019 Posted in: Blog, Jalene Case

By Jalene Case

The environment we build for ourselves—both externally and internally—influences how we show up and engage in our lives. Look around you. As you take in your surroundings, how do you feel? That feeling will follow you into whatever you’re doing next.

From 2015 to 2017, my husband and I traveled on our motorcycles, mostly in Latin America. My ability to control the surroundings changed dramatically and yet, the external world still influenced how I felt inside. For example, when we stayed in a place that felt good to me, I was inspired to write a blog post or make a video call to friends at home. When I found a private place to write in my journal, I could process the myriad of travel experiences.

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Hire Resilient Leaders and Watch What Happens September 16, 2019 Posted in: Blog, Mindy Bortness

By Mindy Bortness

What is a have-to-have soft skill that indicates a job candidate’s greatest propensity to be successful?

Problem-solving skills, personal accountability and time management are solid contenders; a few of the many examples of soft skills that can make the difference between a good team member and a great one.

Here’s my case for one that should easily rise to the top: resiliency. Read More

How to Explain a 7-Figure Mistake to a Client September 12, 2019 Posted in: Blog

Event: The most nerve-wracking moment of my career
Location: The conference room of a massive social media company

I was looking at twelve angry eyeballs. Two of those eyes belonged to my client’s Treasurer. The other eyes belonged to my client’s Lead Auditor, Treasurer, Accounting Manager, and two other accounting staffers.

Forty-eight hours earlier, my firm and I had made a seven-figure mistake. A mistake that could force my client to re-file their quarterly “10-Q” filing with the SEC.

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Innovation And The Future Of Performance Reviews July 30, 2019 Posted in: Articles/Media, Evans Baiya PhD

By Dr. Evans Baiya,, July 2019

In today’s fast-paced world, innovation must be the future of any company looking to compete and win market share. You simply cannot grow and thrive by doing what you’ve always done. Therefore, it is a natural conclusion that innovation will be a key component to the future of performance management.

Over the past several years, my co-author Ron Price and I have seen an increasing number of companies embrace innovation as part of their strategic plan, even going so far as to create new company roles such as chief innovation officer, innovation analyst, innovation engineer, and more. In fact, a 2018 CB Insights State of Innovation study reported that 85% of executives see innovation as an important initiative.

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How to Build a Team That Will Transform Your Company July 16, 2019 Posted in: Articles/Media, Evans Baiya PhD

By Dr. Evans Baiya,, July 2019

Are you looking for the next big thing? Searching for an idea that will attract new customers, improve your offerings, or simply give you a leg up on your competition? The good news is you probably have most of what you need already at your fingertips: Your employees will be the defining factor to your success. And creating new value can be easier than you think if you get the right tools and processes in place.

You may have the inspiration or the original idea, but it is your employees who will execute that vision—and maybe even improve upon it—if you give them the right tools. It is impossible for a leader to single-handedly transform a company, thus the adage: “Leadership is the art of getting things done through people.” Large-scale change requires the work of a team.Read More

4 ways to build influence at work, no matter your job title June 30, 2019 Posted in: Articles/Media, Ron Price

Featuring Ron Price, Fast Company, June 2019

Being influential has its benefits. People seek out your opinion and listen to you. Your words have power. Those around you believe what you say and give weight to your input. But you don’t have to be a member of the C-suite or a high-ranking employee for this to be true. It’s possible to expand your influence in virtually any role.

“Inside the workplace, there’s formal influence, which comes from your position—the responsibility and authority that you’ve been given,” says leadership consultant Ron Price, founder of Price Associates, and author of Growing Influence: A Story of How to Lead with Character, Expertise, and Impact. “But there’s also informal influence, which comes from who you are and how you show up.”Read More

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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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Think Local Featuring Francis Eberle, Ph.D. September 17, 2019 Posted in: Dr. Francis Eberle

Francis was recently a guest on the podcast Think Local.

In this episode, Francis discusses the importance of connecting with people, four classic behaviors and how to communicate with them, and more.
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Secrets of Success Featuring Ron Price September 5, 2019 Posted in: Ron Price

Bill Horan talks to Ron Price, author of Growing Influence. Ron discusses why he asks “Do you feel like you are fulfilling what you are meant to do in life?” Plus, why many of us feel powerless at work, the definition of influence, why people who feel they have influence feel affirmed and highly engaged, and why we all spend too much time worrying about things we can’t control.

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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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