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The Four Commitments of Inner Circle Coaching

By Whit Mitchell

My favorite method of executive coaching (and by far the most impactful for my clients) is called Inner Circle Coaching. It is a team effort that relies on feedback and partnership from a leader’s inner circle to help that leader see his or her blind spots, and to create long-term success and changed behaviors.  

Growing Influence, Part 2

Today host Dale Dixon talks with Ron Price and Stacy Ennis, authors of Growing Influence, to discuss the premise of the book, the storyline, and the development of the characters. They talk about the book's lesson of growing influence through three dimensions of leadership: character, experts and position. Ron explains how the book can help readers uncover their capacity for influence in their world.

What Leaders Should Know About Innovation

By Ron Price

These days you hear and read a lot about innovation. It’s the common buzzword and there are constantly new articles and blogs written about it, but most of it is simply a rehashing of what has been written in the past. There’s very little new thought going into innovation, which is ironic if you think about it. 

4 Tips to Eliminate Emotional Blind Spots

Growing Influence The Complete Leader Way

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.

Are You in a Leadership Rut?

5 Ways to Break Old Habits and Shake Things Up

By Whit Mitchell

Hire the Right Candidate Every Time with These 3 Steps

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.

Help Your Boss Understand Your Work Style

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.”

Luckily, Mike’s frustrations were easy to get to the bottom of—and to remedy. 

Who Makes the Best Leaders?

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?

5 Keys to Creating the Ideal Work Environment

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. 

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