Understanding & Evaluating Others

Identifying a Person’s Behavioral Style Through Email

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.

Can You Find the Right Fit for Your Team?

Today host Dale Dixon and The Complete Leader author Ron Price talk about Understanding & Evaluating Others. They tell us why leaders often rely on a sixth sense when it comes to hiring, but why research shows that is ineffective. Ron talks about merging neuroscience and psychology assessment tools to understand people's natural traits, and what leaders can measure before they hire--using a single hour-long assessment. he also talks about the power in organizing around people's strengths, rather than focusing on their weaknesses. 

3 Steps to Connect Through Listening

How to Spot and Fix Employee Disengagement

By Whit Mitchell
 
Employee disengagement is bad for business. Every manager knows that. But do you know just how bad? A recent Gallup poll estimated that “disengaged employees cost the U.S. between $450 billion to $550 billion each year in lost productivity.”
 
Not only that, but a staggering 70% of American workers are not engaged at work!
 
Employees disengage for a variety of reasons:
 

I Had No Clue I Was Doing That

Our guest is Rodger Price, executive coach, leadership advisor, and owner of Leading by Design. Rodger believes that giving feedback is the most important action a leader can take. He talks about the importance of being open to feedback, the value of a 360-degree evaluation, and why self-awareness begins with others. He gives us tips for offering unsolicited feedback, and questions to use when asking for feedback.

Building Your High-Performing Team

Our guest is Whit Mitchell, who is an executive coach and team dynamics specialist with Price Associates. Whit is also a speaker and the author of Working In Sync. Whit shares the ingredients needed for a high-performing team, tools for attaining greater self-awareness, and tips to become more aware of the other people on your team. Whit also talks about the power of reading body language and recognizing tone. 

Show Me the Money

Our guest today is Mindy Bortness, who is the President of Communication Works Inc. and a TCL Faculty Member. Mindy’s clients call her eHarmony for jobs and the Turnover Doctor. Mindy talks to us today about work disengagement, how leaders can understand what motivates their employees, and how to adjust rewards accordingly. She tells us how using assessments can help managers better understand employee motivators, and gives some examples of rewards that matter.

Navigating Generations in the Workplace

Our guest today is Dr. Lisa Aldisert, who is an executive advisor, business trend expert, author, speaker and the president of Pharos Alliance. Lisa tells us about the five generations that are alive today, the benefits of understanding generational values as a leader, and how leaders can be more effective in reaching the different generations that they manage.

The Dynamics of High Performing Teams

In this video, Ron Price and The Complete Leader faculty members Whit Mitchell, Andy Johnson and Dr. Ranjit Nair discuss their experiences building and working with teams, understanding conflict and behavioral differences, and a 5 component model for teams. 

The One Factor That Makes Teams More Productive

by Steve Morris 

A couple of engineers calculated that two Legos can be combined in 24 different configurations. Three come together in 1,560 ways and six can be configured in 915 million combinations.  If this is true, how complex are the interactions between six people on a team? 

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