Complete Leader Articles

The 6 Stages of a Leader’s Journey

By Ron Price  I recently gave a presentation on the stages of leadership where I began by challenging the audience to tell me what they thought the six stages were. They huddled into groups, brainstorming the stages and validating their ideas to one another. Then several of the groups read their answers aloud, hoping to match my list.... read more
 

What Not to Do in 2019

By Whit Mitchell At this time of year, there is no shortage of people telling us what to do to make the next year a success. I’m going to take a slightly different approach and tell you what not to do. Don’t set goals that sound good. Instead of shooting blindly ahead, now is a great time to look back on 2018. What worked well for you... read more
 

4 Ways to Deepen Goal Setting

By Sunnie Stobbe At the beginning of every year, most people make New Year’s Resolutions. Many of us set grandiose and often unattainable goals that are difficult to achieve. Here are some strategies to deepen your goal setting for 2019. Start with the end in mind. Visualize where you want to be in three months, six months, and a year.... read more
 

Unconscious Bias: How to be Part of the Solution

Guest Post By Stacy Ennis And Ron Price Recently, Ron Price and I published a leadership fable, Growing Influence: A story of how to lead with character, expertise, and impact. Along with teaching leadership principles, the story tackles gender discrimination in the workplace. The main character, Emily, meets and befriends an... read more
 

Can I Be a True Leader?

Avoiding Judgments as an Introvert Leader By Dr. Francis Eberle This past year three coaching clients taught me to remember that this is a complex question.  All of them were already in substantial leadership roles but were questioning whether others perceived them to be leaders, including their supervisors. For me there was no... read more
 

Are You Meeting the Needs of Your Team?

By Whit Mitchell When you think back on your life, can you pinpoint what helped shape who you are today? Perhaps it was a person—someone who saw greatness inside of you and helped you discover your worth. Maybe it was a profound experience—something that helped you discover the value of life and those around you. For 11 young athletes back in... read more
 

Three Steps to Personal Goal Setting for Leaders

By Ron Price Most leaders have completed their organizational plans for next year, communicated with specificity and enthusiasm to their employees, and appropriated the necessary resources to lay the groundwork for a successful year. However, I tend to find in my work that few have applied this same discipline to creating and implementing... read more
 

5 Ways Vulnerability Can Be An Asset

By Dave Clark, I did something very out of character for me one day last week. In fact, it was something I don’t think I’ve ever done in a 30+ year career in the workforce - I admitted to my manager that I simply just didn’t have it that day. My mental gas tank had gone dry.  A confluence of internal and external pressures created a... read more
 

The Power of DISC Language

Improving Communication During High-stress Situations and Making Performance Evaluations More Meaningful Debbie Cronin is an administrative manager responsible for directing a busy 30-person department at St. Peter’s Health, where she works with a diverse team of professionals from a variety of practices. When Debbie is on the floor, she... read more