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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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By Dr. Francis Eberle

I know you have heard or read more than once that it is lonely at the top. If you believe this then it is likely you will be a lonely leader. Results of decisions do ultimately lie with the leader alone, but why does it have to be lonely?

It can start with small things. One day as a new Executive Director, I was in rush and needed to get a few copies for a meeting. I went to the copier and was interrupted by an assistant who said, “Oh don’t do that. I will do it...

Tomorrow’s leaders will use planning and organization to cast a broad net around what might happen, and to create a plan that is robust enough to respond to the unknown. As part of The Complete Leader video series, faculty member Brent Patmos talks about Planning and Organization as one of the necessary competencies in pursuing leadership excellence.

By Andy Johnson

What’s the biggest gap or deficit in your leadership of others? Your understanding of this question will directly connect to your attempted solutions to the problem. If you had to guess today, what do you think your biggest gap is related to? More importantly, how do you think closing your biggest leadership gap would affect your leadership effectiveness or the connected business results?

Fortunately, there has been relevant research conducted that sheds light on these...

In this week's episode, host Dale Dixon and executive coach Ron Price review their conversation about Creativity in podcasts 1 and 2, and Ron dives into brain science and its connection to creativity. He talks about how the different parts of the brain function through the creative process. And he helps us recognize the many different types of creativity and the importance of finding where your natural creative tendencies lie. Ron also gives a variety of tips to build your creative muscle.

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