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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.

Persuasion: How Leaders Can Inspire Commitment in Their Teams

Host Dale Dixon and Executive Advisor Ron Price talk today about the skill of Persuasion--the positive and negative responses it can elicit, and what it really means for a leader to master persuasion. Ron explains the three components that make someone an effective persuader, and gives steps to improve these components, as well as questions to ask yourself before you persuade someone. 

Decoding Communication: How Your Behavioral Style Effects Team Communication

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!
 

Write to the Point

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. 

Understanding Leadership Patterns with The Leadership Circle

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.

Leading with Finesse & Thoughtfulness

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. 

Closing the Leadership Development Gap at ATD

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. 

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