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Today host Dale Dixon interviews Executive Advisor Ron Price and Writer/Creative Consultant Stacy Ennis about their new book Growing Influence: A Story of How to Lead with Character, Expertise and Impact. They talk about the inspiration behind this powerful business fable, and how their collaboration influenced the book's direction.
 

5 Ways to Break Old Habits and Shake Things Up By Whit Mitchell Many of us have experienced times in our careers when work seemed stale and personal progress slowed. This can be particularly true for a leader, especially if you’ve been leading for a while. Leaders can find themselves sticking with a single leadership style, instead of... read more
 

Leaders who possess diplomacy and tact treat others fairly in a sensitive and effective way, regardless of personal biases or beliefs. In this short video, Brent Patmos talks about this often misunderstood leadership competency.
 

Joe Smith seemingly has the whole package. He has a solid resume, great references, skills that showcase his expertise in his field and plenty of success stories to his credit. On paper, Joe seems like the ultimate “can’t miss” candidate. Joe looks the part and his appearance seems to match his resume. During the interview, Joe is well-... read more
 

In this short video, Executive Coach and Team Dynamics Specialist Whit Mitchel talks about Teamwork. He discusses why this leadership skill is important, offers ways to assess your present teamwork capacity, and talks about the four phases of teamwork.
 

Using DISC Insights to Manage Up and Manage Down When Leadership Coach Lori McNeill first met Mike Molloy, Associate Director at Immunext, Inc., she noticed that he was experiencing frustration at work. “His speech was fast-paced, and he would strike the table for emphasis. You could physically see and hear the tension he was experiencing.”... read more
 

Understanding and evaluating others is the ability to see the individuality in others and to recognize a person’s unique point of view. TCL faculty member Ron Price shares his insights on this important leadership competency.
 

A Yin and Yang Look at the Eight Types of Leaders By Andy Johnson  In an interesting 2010 study, a team of researchers led by Adam Grant of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania set out to understand a nagging question in the leadership world. Who makes the best leaders? Adam Grant and I both identify as social... read more
 

One of my favorite interview questions to ask candidates is “what’s your ideal environment?” If the environment is not right, skills, values and other intangibles may not matter. Different individuals thrive in different environments. The key to craft an ideal environment is to understand a person’s drivers and primary behavioral style. ... read more
 

In this short video, Founder and President of Bluewater Advisory, Mark Debinski discusses the four different realms of self-management and why this skill is so important for a leader to master.
 
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