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Decoding Innovation

Discovering The Innovator’s Advantage 

Ron Price has co-written a new book with Dr. Evans Baiya called The Innovator’s Advantage: Revealing the Hidden Connection Between People and Process, due for release on April 11. 

We sat down with Ron to talk about what inspired the book and his collaboration with Evans. 

What made you decide to write The Innovator's Advantage?

The Core Competency of Creativity

Our guest today is Courtney Feider, who is an executive coach, a pioneer in the field of creative disruption, and a faculty member for TCL. Courtney talks today about the power of comfortable creative environments and the results of a creative exercise with HP. She expands on the ROI of creativity, putting creativity on the business agenda, and intentional innovation supported by the business model. And she pinpoints how to start to encourage creativity in your company.

Overcoming Adversity Through Faith

What are the barriers or buoys in your life right now? How you deal with adversity will be instrumental in how you live your life. All of us have had disappointments, failures, misgivings, and tragedies during our time on this earth; others deal with smaller things that are big obstacles in their work or personal lives.

Gender Partnership in Business: The Game Changer

Our guest today is Chris Steely, who is a global business advisor, an NCAA national rowing champion, U.S. Marine Corps Officer, and author. Today Chris talks about the importance of gender balance in leadership. He gives us some statistics showing that companies with both men and women in executive positions perform better than those with only men. He also talks about the Institute for Gender Partnership and the "Men as Allies" movement.

Moving from Watchmaker to Beekeeper

By Laurie Taylor

Low morale, low profits, lack of staff engagement, high turnover, rampant gossip – all can be attributed to a company being led by either a Watchmaker or a Beekeeper – care to guess which one is the culprit?

If you guessed Watchmaker, you’re right. Why? 

It's All About Teamwork

Our guest is Whit Mitchell, who is an executive coach and team dynamics specialist with Price Associates. Whit is a facilitator for The Complete Leader, a speaker, and the author of Working In Sync. Whit talks about his early career as a rowing coach, and his views on teamwork based on a pivotal sports moment in his young life. He spells out the steps to help teams work better together, questions to use to measure the health of a team, and assessments that can help people recognize their own behaviors and the behaviors of others.

Talent Development is Not Magic

Our guest today is Paco Ortiz, who is the Senior VP and General Manager for Zoetis in Brazil and Latin America. Paco talks about his early career in bullfighting, and his transition from veterinary medicine to international business. We discuss the successful talent development program he started 11 years ago at Zoetis, and how he identifies emerging leaders. He also tells us the top three competencies he looks for in leaders, and why being transparent and setting up clear expectations are critical in employee development. 

5 Things Successful Leaders Don’t Say

By Ryan Lisk, Success.com, February 2017

“I am the expert of my intention, but you are the expert of my impact.”

This popular leadership catch phrase is one of the reasons many leaders struggle today. How many times have you had a conversation with someone only to learn they interpreted your message differently than you intended? Or found they were hung up on one phrase or word, completely missing the point?

The Art of Resiliency

Today our guest is Mindy Bortness, who is a TCL Faculty Member and President of Communication Works. She is a leadership advisor who helps companies streamline and improve their employee selection. Mindy shares her own story of personal career resiliency, and different ways to get to a result by approaching a situation with resiliency. Mindy gives us tips to get through tough situations and to build up resiliency in our own lives. She tells us the actions that waste time, and how to instead focus on the silver lining.

Two Powerful Leadership Characteristics: Impartiality and Humility

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