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Using Transition and Flexibility to Improve Performance

By Dr. Francis Eberle

As an avid cyclist, I’ve learned how to rest while riding on long routes. In fact, a common cycling axiom is, “Change is as good as a rest.” When riding, your leg muscles get tired with the same motion, particularly with the same effort. However, if you change the gear and cadence (the number of times your feet complete a pedal cycle), you will use a different set of muscles. This gives a break to the original...

Host Dale Dixon and and Leadership Advisor Ron Price discuss a skill that impacts all of us: Problem Solving. Ron talks about building this skill as a leader, and the additional leadership skills that are involved in problem solving. He gives his three steps to examine and solve a problem, including questions to ask yourself to understand a problem in a more comprehensive way, questions to understand the framework for a problem, and questions to discover the right combination of people to solve it. He and Dale talk about making intentional problem solving a habit instead of simply a reaction. Ron talks about how he began to look at...

(Hint: It’s Not Money)

By Lori McNeill

Are employees at your organization disengaged? Do you find it challenging to get buy-in regarding initiatives or tasks that are critical to your success? Maybe you need to re-think your approach …

Employees Crave Autonomy
As adolescents, we were told what to do on a regular basis: what time to get up, what time to go to bed, what to wear, what to eat, and on and on. That approach is not necessarily motivating for kids, but...

In this short video, Ron Price talks about the importance of personal accountability for leaders. He discusses the greatest obstacles that leaders face in developing personal accountability and what they can do today to improve this skill.

Eat the frog; a strange but oft-used mantra a family friend lived by. Essentially, “eat the frog” is another way of saying “just do it” or “face your fears.” If there’s something you need to do, and you have to do it whether you want to or not, you are better off to just get it done and get it off your plate. Eat the frog. 

No matter where we are in life, we all face some sort of fear. A recent grad has fear starting a new job. An established sales executive fears not hitting a sales quota. A company president...

Host Dale Dixon and Ron Price continue their discussion of Continuous Learning today, talking about the assessment available at thecompleteleader.org to evaluate your leadership capacity for continuous learning. Ron suggests ways to combat the feeling that you don't have enough time for continuos learning, and the benefits of a goal-setting session around the competency. He summarizes the two-podcast series with five questions to help you create a continuous learning plan that you can accomplish. Email ron@price-associates.com for a copy of the five questions. Links to products Ron is using:...

by Whit Mitchell

Ask any top athlete—or a top performer in any field for that matter—and they will tell you that they couldn’t have reached their peak without a coach. Whether the relationship is formal or casual, people who accomplish great things typically have someone in their corner who helped them get there.

Having a coach gives you a different perspective that you can’t get on your own. They can see you and your goals from the lens of their experience, and the tools they give you...

Effective employee development and coaching facilitates the professional growth of others. Successful leaders create more leaders. In this short video, TCL faculty member Mindy Bortness talks about how to bring out the best in people.

By Dave Clark

The start of a new year is usually a time of reflection for many people. Backed with tons of positive energy, they make big plans to improve themselves. These plans are created with optimism and the best of intentions.

But, the reality is most of these plans usually wither away in about two weeks. Some weren’t well thought out, others were born out of reactionary thinking or were responses to guilt from overindulgence just before the new year started.

What if you could...

Today host Dale Dixon and executive coach Ron Price discuss the importance of Continuous Learning as a leader. Ron talks about how leaders can use learning to become more impactful and to surf the waves of change. He lays out the PhD approach to Continuous Learning and offers steps to create a learning strategy that works for you.

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