futuristic thinking

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.

Futuristic Thinking (Series Ep. 1)

Host Dale Dixon and Executive Coach Ron Price discuss Futuristic Thinking and its importance for a leader. In this first episode of the Futuristic Thinking series, Ron gives the reasons why most leaders report that they struggle with this skill, and offers tips to improve your own Futuristic Thinking abilities. He discusses how goals tie to Futuristic Thinking, and why current generations are more comfortable with this competency.

Does Your Company Understand Cultural Intelligence?

By Lori McNeill and Dr. Bobby Sanchez

In today’s global economy, Cultural Intelligence (CQ) is now more important than ever. With deregulation and the ability to easily transport goods and services across borders, many companies are expanding their sales and operations globally. Even if your company isn’t yet global, chances are you will do business with companies that are. 

Listening to the Job: A Conversation About Hiring

In this video, Ron Price, President of Communication Works Mindy Bortness and Price Associates Chief of Staff Bobby Sanchez discuss the definition of job benchmarking. They also tell us what categories to include when creating a job "blueprint" and Bobby will discuss his experience of being part of the job benchmarking process.

Authors Reveal Secret to Successful Innovation

Most innovations fail for one reason: people. Understanding people is the most critical, yet often overlooked, element of successful innovation. Most companies focus instead on the process, and this is where they fall short. 

Many books have been written on the topic of innovation, but few (if any) have addressed how to successfully engage people throughout the process. 

Creating a Beautiful Future

An interview with Dr. Evans Baiya

Dr. Evans Baiya is a busy man. As the CTO for three companies, a technology and innovation consultant, and a global traveler, Evans has a constant stream of ideas and innovation flowing through his brain. But he wouldn’t have it any other way.

“I have always worked on more than one thing at any given time,” he says. “In fact, I do not remember ever concentrating on one thing at a time.”

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?

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.

New Years Resolutions & Leadership

Our guest today is Ron Price, an international business advisor, executive coach, speaker and author. Ron is the President of Price Associates, a global leadership firm. Ron has worked in 15 countries and served at almost every level of executive management over the past 35 years. Today he gives us some statistics on resolutions, why we make them, and what makes them fail. Ron also gives us some great tips for how to make successful resolutions in 2017.

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