Dale Dixon

Authenticity (Series Episode 2)

Our host Dale Dixon and executive advisor Ron Price continue their conversation about Authenticity, in front of a live audience. Ron talks about authenticity as it relates to a leader's relationships with others. He identifies the three distinct dimensions of leadership, and discusses why an authentic leader needs to both understand and connect with others. He gives tools leaders can use to understand their teams, and talks about the power of vulnerability.

Being the Real You (Authenticity Series Episode 1)

Host Dale Dixon and Executive Advisor Ron Price record today's episode in front of a live audience, as they discuss the importance of being an authentic leader. Ron tells us why authenticity starts with first knowing yourself. He gives the four philosophies he believes lead to enhanced self-awareness, and the two places leaders should look for increased self-awareness.

You Do It 1,000 Times a Day (Decision Making Series, Episode 2)

Host Dale Dixon and Executive Coach Ron Price continue their discussion of Decision Making on today's show. Ron talks about the continuum of decision making that leaders are responsible for in the workplace, and gives us the four basic decision-making styles, as well as the benefits and disadvantages of each. He also shares four questions to ask yourself when making a decision.

How Good Are You at Making Decisions? (Decision Making, Episode 1)

Host Dale Dixon and Executive Advisor Ron Price have a discussion about Decision Making on today's show. Ron tells us why most decisions are made intuitively and how leaders can develop decision making as a skill. He gives the three components needed to be intentional about decision making instead of reactionary, and shares examples of each. He also shares the five most important decisions you'll make in life.

Diving Into Solving Wicked Messes (Problem Solving Series, Ep. 3)

Today host Dale Dixon and executive advisor Ron Price continue their discussion of problem solving by diving straight into wicked messes. Ron shares how to recognize a wicked mess, and mistakes people make when they are trying to solve complex problems. He gives tips for starting to address a non-linear problems and how you can use the skills of negotiation and creativity to solve a complex problem.

Finding the Seed of Benefit in Every Problem (Problem Solving Series, Episode 2)

Host Dale Dixon and Executive Coach Ron Price continue their conversation around Problem Solving for leaders. They discuss two different kinds of problems--common-cause variation and special-cause variation--and why it's important to understand which type you're dealing with. Ron talks about taking a scientific approach to problems, tools that help leaders understand the root cause of a problem, and the indicators of a linear problem.

Problem Solving (Series Episode 1)

Host Dale Dixon and and Leadership Advisor Ron Price discuss a skill that impacts all of us: Problem Solving. Ron talks about building this skill as a leader, and the additional leadership skills that are involved in problem solving. He gives his three steps to examine and solve a problem, including questions to ask yourself to understand a problem in a more comprehensive way, questions to understand the framework for a problem, and questions to discover the right combination of people to solve it.

Learning Something New Every Day (Continuous Learning Series Ep. 2)

Host Dale Dixon and Ron Price continue their discussion of Continuous Learning today, talking about the assessment available at thecompleteleader.org to evaluate your leadership capacity for continuous learning. Ron suggests ways to combat the feeling that you don't have enough time for continuos learning, and the benefits of a goal-setting session around the competency. He summarizes the two-podcast series with five questions to help you create a continuous learning plan that you can accomplish.

Just Keep Learning (Continuous Learning Series Ep. 1)

Today host Dale Dixon and executive coach Ron Price discuss the importance of Continuous Learning as a leader. Ron talks about how leaders can use learning to become more impactful and to surf the waves of change. He lays out the PhD approach to Continuous Learning and offers steps to create a learning strategy that works for you.

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.

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