Complete Leader Articles

Focus on Value-Creating Investments

By Dr. Evans Baiya One of the challenges for growing a company is knowing exactly where to focus your investment, time and resources. When you introduce a new value (innovation) to the market, there are many processes you must have in place such as sales, marketing, delivery, and of course financial processes. These all require investment in... read more
 

Working InSync and Price Associates Join Forces

Whit Mitchell, CEO and Founder of Working InSync, is pleased to announce that he has joined forces with Price Associates, bringing his years of executive coaching and team building experience to the team. The two companies have been working closely together on client projects for over 12 years. They will go forward operating under the Price... read more
 

4 Things I Hear From Millennials On Leadership

By Dr. Jeremy Graves, HR.com February 2020 Let’s get one thing out in the open. I am not a Millennial; I have never been a Millennial and I don’t claim to speak for them. I have, however, spent the last 10 years working with Millennials—as a professor, executive director, coach and mentor—specifically studying how multiple generations interact... read more
 

Dancing Down the Mountain: A Lesson in Change Management

By Lori McNeill I recently took a trip to the mountains of Austria. My destination was a beautiful ski resort and my goal was to learn how to ski. In order to accomplish this goal, I enlisted the help of a talented ski instructor named Florian. What I eventually came to realize was the lessons I learned that week applied directly to change... read more
 

Trying Easy Rather Than Hard

By Jalene Case From playing a sport to working a job, the phrase “trying hard” implies that we’re attempting to perform at our very best, pushing ourselves harder to go beyond our limits. Why? I believe it’s because we want to be successful on our own terms. We receive accolades for trying hard: “She’s a hard worker.” “He’s trying hard to be... read more
 

6 Steps to a Strategy That Works

By Lori McNeill, I recently worked with a client regarding their strategy for the upcoming year. I started by asking them to share their current year’s strategy, goals and outcomes. We reviewed the data and although there had been progress, they had faced challenges along the way and struggled to accomplish all that they originally set out to... read more
 

Why “Culture Starts at the Top” Is Not Enough

By Holly Mitchell & Jaime Lisk You have likely heard the phrase, “Culture starts at the top.” While there is certainly merit to this statement, it’s not the full story. Organizational culture is shaped by shared patterns of values and behaviors that define the social and psychological environment within a group. You see “culture”... read more
 

Three Questions to Sharpen Your Vision

By Dr. Jeremy Graves Vision. Even the word can seem overwhelming to some. What is our vision? How will I know if my vision is in alignment with my organizational needs? How do I ensure clarity throughout my organization around vision? Do those within my organization even understand the vision? These are the types of questions that keep many... read more
 

What do you REALLY want?

The ONE Thing That Can Change Everything… By Patrick Ensign What do you want most for your business, your family...and you? How do all of these wants align with the actual work you do and the decisions you are making for your company? Asking yourself these questions is the first step to gaining clarity. When you have clarity about what... read more
 

The Complete Guide on How to Receive Feedback

Receiving critical feedback is one of the most difficult aspects of leadership. For years, I’ve been working to become a better receiver of feedback. Even after hundreds of tough conversations, I still cringe when someone starts sharing a tough message with me. My heart rate still races. My first impulse is still to defend myself. I’m... read more