leaders are clear thinkers

Is It Really Lonely at The Top?

By Dr. Francis Eberle

I know you have heard or read more than once that it is lonely at the top. If you believe this then it is likely you will be a lonely leader. Results of decisions do ultimately lie with the leader alone, but why does it have to be lonely?

Planning and Organization: A Roadmap for Your Actions

Tomorrow’s leaders will use planning and organization to cast a broad net around what might happen, and to create a plan that is robust enough to respond to the unknown. As part of The Complete Leader video series, faculty member Brent Patmos talks about Planning and Organization as one of the necessary competencies in pursuing leadership excellence.

Conceptual Thinking: Thinking Outside the Box

Conceptual thinkers have an astute understanding of why something is being done. They can think at an abstract level and easily apply their insights to the situation. In this 2-minute video, faculty member Andy Johnson discusses this critical competency for leaders. As an expert on introverted leaders, Andy also shares his thoughts on introverts as natural conceptual thinkers.

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.

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.

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.

Decision Making: The Most Important Job for a Leader

In this short video, Innovation and Technology Strategist Dr. Evans Baiya talks about the internal and external factors that go into decision making as well as the facets that affect the quality of our decisions.

Creativity: Looking Beyond the Ways You Normally Do Things

In this short video Rodger Price, founder of Leading by DESIGN, speaks to us about Creativity. He gives us tips on improving your creativity today and talks about the 3 reasons being more creative is important. 

Closing the Leadership Development Gap at ATD

Last month Ron Price spoke at the International Association for Talent Development (ATD) Conference in Atlanta about the state of leadership development. The topic was so engaging for attendees of the conference that there was standing room only in his session. We talked with Ron about why he thinks the subject of gaps in leadership development is so popular with companies right now. 

Conceptual Thinking: Creating Theories

In this short video, Innovation and Technology Strategist Dr. Evans Baiya outlines ways to better your expertise in Conceptual Thinking and explains why it is important to surround yourself with conceptual thinkers. 

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