Complete Leader Articles

Times That Try Our Souls

By Ron Price One of the advantages of being 66 years old is that I don’t get as anxious I used to when unexpected, negative events occur. Depending on how each event is interpreted, the current coronavirus disruption is, at a minimum, the seventh crisis I have experienced over the past 45 years while in a variety of leadership roles. These... read more
 

Strong Managers, Strong Teams: Leadership and Employee Retention

Featuring Ron Price, Business Credit, March 2020 Taking the journey to become a better credit leader can begin at any stage in a creditor’s career, regardless of whether a position of authority is held. Leadership in the credit department takes many different forms and can be approached from several perspectives—emerging from places like... read more
 

The Problems with Problem Solving

By Ron Price One of the primary jobs of a leader is solving problems. We often joke that if all the problems went away, we would be unemployed. Some problems are quick and easy to solve. Scheduling conflicts, customer complaints, and equipment failures are examples of problems we can often fix quickly and move on. However, there are also many... read more
 

My Team Isn’t Working Together Well

By Dr. Francis Eberle I have heard some version of this many times from clients over the years. Leaders often tell me that a team isn’t as effective as they once were, team members don’t want to participate, or they need more cooperation so they can move faster. Many leaders forget that teams are fluid. What I mean is they change over time... read more
 

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
 

It's Time To Innovate

Featuring Ron Price and Dr. Evans Baiya, InTrust, Winter 2020 It's a new year, which often signals it's time for a new start - time to put into play some of those ides percolation around your brain. But many a business owner often feels too overwhelmed with the daily task of keeping everything running to think about how to change things up.... 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