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The Leader as Innovator

Host Dale Dixon and Executive Advisor Ron Price discuss the role of the leader as an innovator. Ron tells the story of how he and Dr. Evans Baiya connected to write The Innovator’s Advantage and details the two types of innovation. He also shares steps for leaders to create a culture of innovation, and the impact of ideas as the currency of the... read more
 

My Personal Civil War: What Happens When Behaviors or Motivators Clash

By Dave Clark Some people call it an internal struggle. Others call it a “me-me” conflict. I like to call it my personal civil war. Many of us have one (or more) of these internal conflicts and they tend to cause us mental anguish, often on a daily basis. This “me-me” conflict comes when either primary behaviors or motivators are... read more
 

Take Ownership with Accountability Questions

By Steve and Jill Morris Organizational Accountability is owning the consequences of your choices in delivering the agreed-to results that everyone owns but no one person controls, and helping other people do the same. This definition requires that you to set up clear accountabilities based on agreed-to results, otherwise you are leaving... read more
 

How to Define Success Daily

By Lori McNeill How often do we go throughout our days without truly thinking about how we can create success that day? Many of us simply live our lives day-by-day, going through the motions, without really considering what we want to accomplish. It’s easy to do this, especially in a world that is moving nonstop. You may get to the end of the... read more
 

Does Your Culture Need Help?

7 indications of a broken culture By Dr. Lisa Aldisert Culture is a common buzzword these days. Many articles tout the importance of a good culture. There are even awards that celebrate companies where employees love to work. Experts talk about defining, transforming, and fixing your culture. But how do you even know if your company’s... read more
 

The Leader as Supervisor

Host Dale Dixon and Executive Advisor Ron Price talk about how the gig economy has changed the workforce, and therefore supervision and management. Ron discusses the opportunities and threats of this trend, and gives leaders tools to rethink supervision. He also lists the leadership skills that are critical for leading in today's economy, and... read more
 

The Leader as Talent Agent

Host Dale Dixon and Executive Advisor Ron Price explore the leader's role in finding and developing great talent for his or her organization. Ron lists ways that leaders can keep the hiring pipeline full, and how to make sure that a candidate is a good fit for the job and the organization. He discusses the importance of systemically evaluating,... read more
 

The 5 Levers of Reciprocal Leadership

By Francis Eberle How difficult is it to cross silos, departments or even organizations to accomplish a goal? I think I know your answer. What if you were able to foresee how using expertise from another person, department or organization could create a product that was 50 times better than if you did it alone? Would you do it? I am not... read more
 

10 Things Successful People Do Every Day

By Dave Clark Have you ever wondered if there is a secret formula for being successful? Why is it that some people seem to have a Midas touch while others struggle to get by? American historian, best-selling author and keynote speaker Kevin Kruse recently interviewed more than 200 highly successful people, a group that included seven... read more
 

When to Emulate and When to Originate

By Jalene Case In school, we’re always told never to copy a fellow student’s work. That’s cheating! It’s a forbidden, punishable, no-no. But as you move through life, you may find that there are times when imitation can be a valuable technique, especially when you’re in the process of learning a new skill. However, you’ll soon find that to... read more
 
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