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9 Ways to Stop a Bad Hire From Infecting Good Talent

There are times when we hire someone who looked great on paper, sounded great in their interview but they turn out to be a bad hire. What's even worse is if they turn out to be a bee in our organizational bonnet.

Be Aware of Premature Judgement in Innovation

by Dr. Evans Baiya and Ron Price

Every idea has potential, so if right now you have a single idea, that is a start. In many cases, the full potential of an idea is not evident and may not be fund in the original problem it was intended to solve. This means you cannot put restrictions on the ideas; understand and acknowledge each idea and its potential without limiting its application. 

Diving Into Solving Wicked Messes (Problem Solving Series, Ep. 3)

Today host Dale Dixon and executive advisor Ron Price continue their discussion of problem solving by diving straight into wicked messes. Ron shares how to recognize a wicked mess, and mistakes people make when they are trying to solve complex problems. He gives tips for starting to address a non-linear problems and how you can use the skills of negotiation and creativity to solve a complex problem.

Why Communication is the Key to All Successful Business Interaction

Communication is the key to all successful business interaction. And, it’s not always everyone’s strong suit. Sometimes a leader may identify their communication shortfalls while other times they may not even be aware these shortfalls exist.

The 6 Essential Innovation Personalities

By Dr. Evans Baiya, innovationenterprise.com, March 2018

Innovation is fundamental to grow and sustain an organization. Yet when it comes to innovation, leaders often make the mistake of involving the wrong team members in the process, which ultimately stalls or kills the initiative.

Four Ways Creativity Turns Your 'Job' Into Your Life's Work

By Courtney Feider, forbes.com, March 2018

We are born with all of the creative gifts we can ever use. Then they are systematically programmed out of us by the demands of modern life.

How to Start a Conversation with Anyone

By Whit Mitchell

Finding the Seed of Benefit in Every Problem (Problem Solving Series, Episode 2)

Host Dale Dixon and Executive Coach Ron Price continue their conversation around Problem Solving for leaders. They discuss two different kinds of problems--common-cause variation and special-cause variation--and why it's important to understand which type you're dealing with. Ron talks about taking a scientific approach to problems, tools that help leaders understand the root cause of a problem, and the indicators of a linear problem.

How to be successful by giving up these eight habits

It is inevitable that often times we can feel stuck in life, leading us to wonder how we can become successful. Knowing where to start often presents the biggest challenge. Maybe it is not necessarily what you can do to reach success, but rather what habits you can give up

Change is as Good as Rest

Using Transition and Flexibility to Improve Performance

By Dr. Francis Eberle

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