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Creative Thinking: Innovation's Starting Point

Creativity in leadership is an often-underused competency. But even if you’re not operating in a traditionally “creative” industry, the benefits of innovation in any sector can’t be ignored. The truth is that creativity in business takes many forms—from the development of new or improved processes, to innovation in products and services, to... read more

The Do's and Don'ts of Creativity

Creativity is one of the most intrinsically rewarding endeavors we engage in.  Creativity requires a combination of innovation, inspiration, and a tremendous amount of hard work. It allows us to explore both the wondrous potential and the incredible detail of things. And let’s not forget that those little shots of dopamine that creativity... read more

Why Bacon Brands Beat Oatmeal Brands

Featuring Justin Foster, Brand Driven Digital, March 2015 “Bacon is a great metaphor for the perpetually interesting brand.” Taking a cue from comedian Jim Gaffigan (Bippity-boppity-BACON!), strategist and speaker Justin Foster has found that, while it may seem silly, bacon is an amazing metaphor for how we build and grow unique and engaging... read more

What Are You Waiting For?

From Blueprint Leadership, March 2015 "Futuristic Thinking: What Are You Waiting For?," co-authored by Diane Kucala, and Kendra McClelland reveals the mindset and skills that futuristic thinkers utilize to lead their organization toward a future not yet imagined. Learn what it takes to be a visionary who leads your organization toward an... read more

The Complete Leader: The Benefits of Executive Coaching at a Fraction of the Cost

By Nichole MacDowell: An interview with Ron Price, co-author of The Complete Leader The Complete Leader (TCL) program is unlike traditional leadership programs in its approach to developing the whole leader, not just a set of soft skills. But program creator Ron Price is most proud of the fact that when the program ends, participants make... read more

The Transformative Power of Listening

An interview with Whit Mitchell and Kevin Toth In the world of leadership development, we often hear words like “problem solving,” “goal setting,” and “talent,” but very rarely do we hear about the importance of listening and how learning to master this art can transform our workplaces and our organizations. In this interview, Kevin... read more

$100K savings for TCL program participant

Superior Farms has been an employee-owned company through its Employee Stock Ownership Plan for years, and recently engaged in new efforts to continue to enhance its culture of true ownership and teamwork. To facilitate and support this transition, Superior Farms turned to The Complete Leader (TCL) program. The TCL faculty has been working with... read more

5 Ways to run the Circus when Bozo is at the Top

By Mindy Bortness, Communication Works, Inc. It’s a story that’s too true, way too often. You’re working endlessly, trying to deliver a profit, or systemize a department, or implement an initiative, and it feels like your own leadership is working against you. You’re engaged. You’re motivated. You won’t give up. So what do you do? Here... read more

Do You Work for an Authentic Leader?

Do You Work for an Authentic Leader? By Chip Scholz The Scholz Report, February 2015

Developing High-Performance Leadership Teams

Developing High-Performance Leadership Teams From TD at Work, by Lynda McDermott September 2014
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