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Getting Creative on The Complete Leader Podcast (Series Episode 2)

Host Dale Dixon and executive coach Ron Price continue their discussion of Creativity in leadership. They explore why creativity is stifled as we get older, the part that storytelling plays in creativity, and how studying creativity in others can help you become more creative yourself. Ron gives practical ideas to develop creative thinking as a leader and with your team, no matter your behavioral type--and tells us why creativity is critical to grow your company and stay competitive.

Diversity Is a Competitive Differentiator

By Dr. Francis Eberle

Several years ago, as a CEO, I hired a talented and experienced professional woman for an executive position who also happened to represent a minority group. That in of itself is not worthy writing about, and should be unremarkable. What happened next was.

Problem Solving: Evaluating All Angles of an Issue

Leaders with an aptitude for problem-solving have the ability to analyze, diagnose and deal with problems effectively. Whether the problem is linear and “tame,” or nonlinear and “wicked,” adept problem solvers have a natural propensity to discover and help lead others to solutions. In this 2-minute video, faculty member Whit Mitchell talks about the traits we see in a person who has this important ability and also shares insights on how to develop this competency in yourself and others.

Getting Creative on The Complete Leader Podcast (Series Episode 1)

This week host Dale Dixon and executive coach Ron Price talk about creativity, which, according to research, is a skill that many leaders feel they lack. Ron tells us why most people fundamentally don't see themselves as being creative, and lists the reasons that many leaders shut down their creativity. He explains the difference between instinctual creativity and intellectual creativity, and gives practical tips to improve this skill.

Continuous Learning: Creating a Strategic Learning Plan

While individuals need to be continuous learners to succeed, entire organizations must also embrace this skill. Tomorrow's leaders - the people who will establish an organization's culture - must embrace continuous learning as both a personal and an organizational value. Watch this two-minute video with Ron Price to find out more about continuous learning.

Whitney’s Surprise Fund Helps, One Donation at a Time

When Whit Mitchell and Bill Cuff met while doing facilitative work with teams at Kodak over 23 years ago, neither knew that the chance encounter would lead to years of friendship and a partnership to fight social injustice and help those in need.

Creating a Two-Way Conversation

By Dr. Francis Eberle

How many times have you left a meeting with a colleague feeling good about the outcome, only to find out later that they did not complete what you talked about? Weren’t they listening?

Problem Solving: Thinking With the End in Mind

In this short video, TCL Faculty Member, Wade Johnson gives you reasons that good Problem Solving skills can help organizations move forward and actions to improve this leadership skill on a day-to-day basis.

Planning Organizing (Series Ep. 3)

Host Dale Dixon and Executive Advisor Ron Price finish their discussion of Planning & Organizing in this third episode in the series. They talk about using the Planning & Organizing process to improve team performance, the questions to ask when you begin Planning & Organizing with a team, and the tie between this skill and project management. Ron gives practical ways to unite a team, and some tools you can use for Planning & Organizing with a group.

An Intuitive View of Self with The Leadership Circle ®

By Courtney Feider

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