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By Whit Mitchell
 
It is estimated that 90 percent of communication is nonverbal. Just imagine what you could “hear” if you were actively “listening” and watching for all of the nonverbal clues!
 
Effective communication is in large part about mastering the art of listening, but when are we ever taught how to effectively listen? It’s not a class that is offered in school. I bet that no one has ever taken a course on listening. 
 
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In this short video, Communication Coach at InfoQuest Sean Hansen talks about Diplomacy and Tact. He gives us tips for improving this skill set and talks about the importance of integrating the varying perspectives of each generation that we see in today's workplace.

This week host Dale Dixon and leadership advisor Ron Price talk about the evolution of written communication as technology advances, and why these skills are more important for leaders now than ever before. Ron talks about the impression that a leader's writing gives, why leaders should pay attention to their audience, and how the technical aspect of writing helps convey ideas. He also gives tips that leaders can use today to improve their written communication skills. 

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Andy Johnson, one of our core team members, attended certification training in Boston and was recently certified as a practitioner of The Leadership Circle ®. The Leadership Circle is a framework that organizes 360-degree data for a leadership coaching client into a comprehensive report and practically applicable leadership circle graph. It is a unique way to gather, report, and understand current levels of leadership development that increase effectiveness and/or reactive patterns that detract from...

In this short video Jay Steven Levin, certified EQ Coach, Behavioral Analyst and Mediator, speaks to us about why Planning and Organization is an important skill for leaders. He talks about ways to improve this skill-set and how to evaluate your ability to plan and organize.

In this week's episode, host Dale Dixon and TCL author and leadership advisor Ron Price discuss Diplomacy and Tact. Ron introduces the three different ways of thinking about this leadership skill, and talks about why some people find it easy yet others have to work at it. He also gives tips to identify if your current role calls for Diplomacy and Tact, questions to help you evaluate your skill level, and actions to improve this competency. 

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Last month Ron Price spoke at the International Association for Talent Development (ATD) Conference in Atlanta about the state of leadership development. The topic was so engaging for attendees of the conference that there was standing room only in his session. We talked with Ron about why he thinks the subject of gaps in leadership development is so popular with companies right now. 

This was your second year presenting at the international conference, how was presenting at the conference this year...

In this short video, Chief of Staff for Price Associates Dr. Bobby Sanchez discusses Goal Achievement and how to set goals that are S.M.A.R.T..

Host Dale Dixon and The Complete Leader co-author Ron Price discuss the importance of presenting skills for a leader. They talk about why the digital era has helped people get more exposure to speaking, and in turn become more comfortable with their own unique presenting styles. And Dale, who is a speaking coach, gives a series of tips for creating a presentation (from start to finish) that will engage and inspire audiences.

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Leadership Lessons From Poverty in India

Imagine waking on a thin sleeping mat each morning to the scratching of a rat near your head, or wishing daily that you could have just one glass of milk to yourself, or being kicked out of grade school because your family couldn’t afford the modest tuition. That was life growing up for Ramesh Shah in Bombay. But Ramesh’s story has a happy ending. Today he lives in Saint Charles, Illinois, and is the Chief Quality Officer at FONA International, Inc. He has...

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