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Teamwork: The Magic of Working with Others

Host Dale Dixon and Executive Advisor Ron Price talk today about the importance of Teamwork, and what it takes for leaders to develop this skill. Ron details the elements of a well-functioning team, and the difference between a group and a team. He gives steps to work on the skill of teamwork, and addresses why teams do not form organically but instead take work. Ron also offers a list of questions you can use to evaluate your team.

Does Your Company Understand Cultural Intelligence?

By Lori McNeill and Dr. Bobby Sanchez

In today’s global economy, Cultural Intelligence (CQ) is now more important than ever. With deregulation and the ability to easily transport goods and services across borders, many companies are expanding their sales and operations globally. Even if your company isn’t yet global, chances are you will do business with companies that are. 

Creativolution with Courtney Feider

In this short clip, Creative Brand Strategist Courtney Feider talks about the program she offers called "Creativolution." Courtney gives more details about the program, how your company can benefit from creativity, and why it's important to create a blueprint.

Conflict Management: Managing the Emotions of Interpersonal Conflict (Ep. 2)

Today host Dale Dixon and executive advisor Ron Price finish the second half of their conversation about Conflict Management. Ron references Andy Johnson's book, Pushing Back Entropy, to address the steps that lead to team conflict. He talks about understanding the fuel and the match for conflict, and how to become more effective in preventing interpersonal conflict. He lists the reasons that conflict starts, details the role of emotional intelligence in conflict, gives examples for conflict prevention on both a personal and team level.

Unveiling the ROI of Creativity in Leadership

Courtney Feider has spent her career nurturing her creative streak as an agency owner, corporate marketing executive, and serial entrepreneur.  Today she uses her unique experience to help leaders design strategies in the face of change as an Executive Coach and Organizational Brand Strategist.

We sat down with Courtney to talk about her new book, I Heart Creativity: A Guide to Defining Your Creative Purpose and Anchoring Yourself in Change.

Conflict Management: The Tough Conversations (Part 1)

Host Dale Dixon and Executive Advisor Ron Price discuss Conflict Management this week. In Part 1 of a two-part series, they start by defining the two types of conflict and begin the series with the nuances of Ideological Conflict. Ron details the leader's role in creating a culture that supports healthy ideological debate and celebrates open, honest dialogue. He lists out the skills a leader needs to shift the culture in this direction, and to create an environment of psychological safety.

How to Build Resilience: A Success Story

By Francis Eberle

What is it about resilience that seems to be so captivating and elusive? Is it the stories or the desire to never get discouraged? As a leader, your resilience will be tested. 

How to Relate to All Kinds of People

This week host Dale Dixon and executive advisor Ron Price talk about Interpersonal Skills, and why building relationships is key for leaders. Ron talks about systems to build interpersonal skills, and why this is a competency that can be learned and improved. He discusses the differences between introverts, ambiverts and extroverts when it come stop these skills, and discusses circles of influence. Ron gives us the three different dimensions of influencing people, and talks about the role that social media plays in developing relationships. 

Negotiation: Facilitating Agreements Between Two or More Parties

Host Dale Dixon and executive coach Ron Price talk about Negotiation this week, and how this elusive and often complicated skill is truly the basis for ongoing relationships. Ron defines and gives examples of the four types of negation, and he dives deep into the steps of The Harvard Negotiation Project. He talks about how negotiation can lead to outcomes even better than either party had imagined, if both are open to the process. And he shares many of the habits that get in the way of effective negotiation.

Whole Person Leadership Coaching

Coaching, in general, is the activity of leading, directing, training, or guiding others in the execution of some activity, sport, skill, or improvement. In the business and organizational world, executive coaching is a broad term that refers to a variety of relationships or partnerships that involve one person, the coach, helping, leading, or guiding, another person, the client, toward the achievement of individual, team, or organizational goals.
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