Dale Dixon

New Ways to Be Creative (Series Ep. 3)

In this week's episode, host Dale Dixon and executive coach Ron Price review their conversation about Creativity in podcasts 1 and 2, and Ron dives into brain science and its connection to creativity. He talks about how the different parts of the brain function through the creative process. And he helps us recognize the many different types of creativity and the importance of finding where your natural creative tendencies lie. Ron also gives a variety of tips to build your creative muscle.

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.

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.

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.

Planning & Organizing (Series Ep. 2)

Host Dale Dixon and Executive Advisor Ron Price continue their discussion of Planning & Organizing in this second episode of the series. Ron talks about the three dimensions of Planning & Organizing: How We Think, What We Do, and How We Relate. He also discusses how to use this skill to get better at every role you play in your life. He addresses the role of prioritization in Planning & Organizing, and explains the four-quadrant method for prioritization. He also gives tips for creating habits that will change the way you approach this skill.

Planning & Organizing (Series Ep. 1)

Host Dale Dixon and Business Advisor Ron Price talk today about the power of a plan. They tackle Planning & Organizing, giving the building blocks for this leadership competency and tips to close the gaps between knowing and doing. Ron talks about the benefits of taking time for Planning & Organizing, such as managing resources, focusing, preparing for obstacles, and breaking down complex projects. Dale talks about using tools for Planning & organizing, and how he uses the Best Self Journal (bestself.co).

Conceptual Thinking (Series Ep. 2)

Host Dale Dixon and Executive Advisor Ron Price continue their discussion of Conceptual Thinking. Ron peels back the layers of conceptual thinking and lays out how concepts are joined together to create a model. He talks about the role of paradigms in conceptual thinking, and how to train your mind to observe the assumptions that drive both thinking and results. He gives tips to improve conceptual thinking in practical ways, and ideas to involve others in the process.

Intro to Conceptual Thinking (Ep. 1)

Host Dale Dixon and Executive Advisor Ron Price talk today about Conceptual Thinking, starting by defining the term and what it means for a leader. They talk about the evolution of org charts, and conceptual thinking's role in creating a better future. Ron outlines some of the ways he helps leaders and their teams develop conceptual thinking, and gives tips to unfold this type of thinking in your own life.

Futuristic Thinking (Series Ep. 3)

Host Dale Dixon and Executive Advisor Ron Price continue their discussion of Futuristic Thinking, talking about how the greatest roadblock to success is ideation, and why groups struggle to come up with ideas. Ron outlines the blueprint for futuristic thinking that is presented in The Innovator's Advantage, and talks about how he leads clients through ideation sessions that create the most innovative and creative ideas. He also gives ideas for helping your organization develop and practice Futuristic Thinking.

Futuristic Thinking (Series Ep. 2)

In this second episode of the Futuristic Thinking series, host Dale Dixion and executive advisor Ron Price discuss why Futuristic Thinking is a difficult competency to master. Ron talks about how simply spending time with other futuristic thinkers can inspire you, and gives tips on how to identify them. He offers ways to think more broadly as a futuristic thinker, and outlines the six-step blueprint for futuristic thinking.

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