Complete Leader Articles

The Elephant in the Room

Two Activities for Working Remotely By Trish Candler For those normally working in an office setting, you may be working remotely, somewhere other than a designated office building setting. Your remote location may be full of different people these days. Perhaps it’s one or many children in your “new office” or maybe a partner, or perhaps... read more
 

Using ‘sheltering in place’ as an opportunity for growth

Ron Price, Idaho Business Review, April 2020 I have been traveling as an integral part of my career as a business consultant over the last 30 years, working in 15 countries as well as all 50 of the United States. In 2019, I decided it was time to slow down the amount of travel I did for business, largely because of my advancing age and in... read more
 

Befriending Measurements

By Jalene Case I recently had a meeting with a colleague during which I was vigorously sharing my detailed analysis of 2019 and a clear plan for 2020. My colleague paused, starring at one number and said, “Wait. Did you say all of this is income going away?” I flippantly said, “Yes, but look at what I have planned!” Suddenly I saw that even... read more
 

Is Your Bias Showing?

How to spot and change unconscious bias in the workplace By Ron Price and Stacy Ennis Unconscious bias matters. Greatly. Not just for the people on the receiving end of bias, but also for the leaders, teams and companies who are missing out on a team that is diversified through age, race, gender and other factors. Where is the diversity... read more
 

Finding Opportunity in Times of Worry

By Dr. Evans Baiya We can all agree that we are facing challenging times. COVID-19 and public precautions to slow the spread of it have left businesses in a space full of unknowns. And for many people, unknowns equal worry. It is natural for leaders (all people in fact) to feel overwhelmed during moments of crisis, especially crisis that is... read more
 

Are You Too Busy to Recognize the Talent That's In Front of You?

By Lori McNeill It is all too common for managers to have busy schedules to the point of having back-to-back meetings all day long. Deadlines have to be met. Unexpected issues arise that need to be addressed. Does this sound like an average day or week for you? When over-packed days become the norm, leaders may not take time to develop the... read more
 

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
 

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