Complete Leader Articles

3 American Cultural Aspects That Don’t Fit Introverts

Culture is the water we swim in and the air we breathe. It constantly informs all that we think, feel and do. Geert Hofstede is a Dutch psychologist that studies different cultures around the globe. He has developed a tool that measures six aspects of different societies. Three of the six American cultural measurements clash with introversion. Let... read more

Ambiverts Bridge Introverts and Extroverts. But Isn't That Just Everybody?

Featuring Andy Johnson,, December 2015 From backstage, you hear a crowd beginning to gather. As the hum of conversation grows, your confidence begins to ebb. Within seconds, your mouth is a desert, your heart is a hummingbird and your mind is a forest of doubt. You're much more comfortable talking to people one-on-one, and the... read more

Advanced Authenticity

Advanced Authenticity
Taking Leadership to the Next Level By Ron Price We talk a lot about authenticity in leadership. In fact, we dedicate an entire section to it in The Complete Leader. This is because the most empowering leadership competency is being authentically who you are. Once you discover and embrace your authentic self, you’ll see that the world opens... read more

RIP Performance Reviews

By Dr. Ranjit Nair The eradication of performance reviews is the best thing the modern work world has seen in recent times. RIP! This drumbeat has been building for some time, and now several major U.S. companies, including General Electric, Accenture, The Gap, Deloitte, and Adobe Systems, have bid their adieus to a practice that has done very... read more

New Mistakes Are Always Welcome

By Lisa Aldisert Too many people are afraid of making mistakes. They take the safe road and try to stay under the radar. “Good is good enough,” because if they stretch they may make mistakes. Simply put, they play it safe. This is a recipe for failure in any innovative, growth-oriented organization. If your employees are timid about... read more

The Pursuit of Authenticity

Three Ways to Be a More Authentic Leader By Ron Price Several weekends ago I stopped for coffee on my way to a leadership retreat, and the barista asked me if I was presenting that morning. I said yes and asked her how she knew. She said that her mother was a sponsor of one of our programs and had talked about me, so she was able to put two... read more

The Secret to Creating Star Employees

How Identifying and Applying Motivators Keeps Employees Engaged By Mindy Bortness I once worked with a client who had been promoted to assistant manager for a national pet store chain. He had performed well in every other job he had held with the company, but when it came to the routine of his new role, he found himself disenchanted and... read more

Creativity Isn't Just for Artists Anymore

The Emerging Trend of Looking at Business from an Artist’s Perspective When many of us hear the word “creative,” we so often envision artists and graphic designers. Yet there is a new undercurrent of thought emerging in the business world surrounding creativity and its impact for more than just branding and innovation. Courtney Feider, the... read more

Fight the Fear of Feedback

Tips for Creating a Culture that Values Feedback Giving feedback is critical for any organization that wants to grow and improve, but, as most of us have experienced, it can often be a challenge both to give and to receive. We sat down with team building expert and TCL faculty member Whit Mitchell to talk about the importance of feedback, and... read more

Why Personal Branding is Critical for Today’s Leaders

By Justin Foster, Strategy Magazine, October 2015 As part of our approach to helping leaders develop their personal brands, we have our clients send out a five-question brand perception survey to 15 to 20 people in their circles of influence. Similar to 360 surveys, our survey helps provides data and insights on how a person is perceived by... read more