leadership

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.

Your Biggest Leadership Gap is Your Operating System

By Andy Johnson

What’s the biggest gap or deficit in your leadership of others? Your understanding of this question will directly connect to your attempted solutions to the problem. If you had to guess today, what do you think your biggest gap is related to? More importantly, how do you think closing your biggest leadership gap would affect your leadership effectiveness or the connected business results?

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.

The Complete Leader Releases Spanish Translation and Certifies Spanish-Speaking Facilitators

Price Associates has certified eight new Spanish-speaking facilitators for its comprehensive leadership development program, The Complete Leader. This move expands the availability of the program to Chile, Dominican, Mexico and Spain—as well as Spanish-speaking leaders in the U.S. As part of this expansion, The Complete Leader book has also been translated into Spanish.

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.

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.

10 Things Effective Leaders Do to Encourage Innovation

By Dr. Evans Baiya, success.com, December 2017

When I work with companies on innovation projects, whether it’s industry-changing new products and services or smaller-scale ideas to streamline internal processes, I often see leaders and their teams struggling to freely ideate and really dive into the brainstorm process. When they do finally get there, it’s a big aha moment, but it takes a while.

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.

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