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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.

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.

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. 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.

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