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Host Dale Dixon and Executive Advisor Ron Price continue their discussion of Conceptual Thinking. Ron peels back the layers of conceptual thinking and lays out how concepts are joined together to create a model. He talks about the role of paradigms in conceptual thinking, and how to train your mind to observe the assumptions that drive both thinking and results. He gives tips to improve conceptual thinking in practical ways, and ideas to involve others in the process.

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By Andy Johnson

I’ve been thinking, writing and speaking about conflict in different contexts for about twenty years. Shortly after the release of my 2014 book that focused on conflict prevention, I was asked to address a lunchtime Rotary club meeting in my home town. I had prepared what I thought was a nice talk describing the way many of us avoid the topic of conflict (like we do taxes, death, and other depressing subjects). Thus, I was surprised when the audience overwhelmingly started telling me about...

Host Dale Dixon and Executive Advisor Ron Price talk today about Conceptual Thinking, starting by defining the term and what it means for a leader. They talk about the evolution of org charts, and conceptual thinking's role in creating a better future. Ron outlines some of the ways he helps leaders and their teams develop conceptual thinking, and gives tips to unfold this type of thinking in your own life.

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And the Lessons I Learned from Them

By Whit Mitchell

Throughout my life I’ve been fortunate to learn lessons from many great leaders, and even some lessons from leaders who weren’t so great. But I can specifically name three leaders who had a significant impact on my life’s purpose and direction. The lessons I learned (and sometimes continue to learn) from these leaders have been far reaching, and hopefully you’ll find some wisdom here too.

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Host Dale Dixon and Executive Advisor Ron Price continue their discussion of Futuristic Thinking, talking about how the greatest roadblock to success is ideation, and why groups struggle to come up with ideas. Ron outlines the blueprint for futuristic thinking that is presented in The Innovator's Advantage, and talks about how he leads clients through ideation sessions that create the most innovative and creative ideas. He also gives ideas for helping your organization develop and practice Futuristic Thinking.

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By Dr. Bobby Sanchez

How does the military produce great leaders? My experience as a commissioned officer and U.S. Army Ranger is that they do so by nurturing the character, traits, and competencies of service members from the moment they first report to duty until the day they depart military service. While military service is very different than other career fields, it is also very similar to most businesses in the U.S. who invest in and rely heavily on human capital for producing, or providing a...

In this short clip, Executive Coach Andy Johnson and Creative Brand Strategist Courtney Feider talk about the program they offer called "Convergence." Together they give more details about the program and discuss the tangible assets that you will gain by participating.

In this second episode of the Futuristic Thinking series, host Dale Dixion and executive advisor Ron Price discuss why Futuristic Thinking is a difficult competency to master. Ron talks about how simply spending time with other futuristic thinkers can inspire you, and gives tips on how to identify them. He offers ways to think more broadly as a futuristic thinker, and outlines the six-step blueprint for futuristic thinking.

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Understanding someone’s behavioral style gives us an incredible advantage into accomplishing our goals. In today’s world, we don’t always get the opportunity to interact face to face. That’s why it’s important to be able to pick up cues in other ways, giving you the chance to communicate most effectively in a style that works for the other person. People are constantly sending out cues that give clear indicators of their primary behavioral patterns. Verbal cues maybe the most obvious, but we experience these cues...

Dr. Evans Baiya is a technology and innovation strategist who has spent nearly two decades pioneering change for his clients. He is an entertaining speaker, full of stories and practical examples. Evans believes that everyone is an innovator. He speaks on the importance of innovation and futuristic thinking for every organization, and his dynamic presentation style leaves companies inspired and ready to discover their next big idea.

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