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Why “Culture Starts at the Top” Is Not Enough

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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” everywhere—within your family, friends, fitness studio, department, and certainly in your company overall. The first step is acknowledging the culture. Then you must decide: Is this our desired culture or is there work to be done?

CareerCast Featuring Ron Price

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Ron Price was recently featured on the CareerCast podcast.

In this CareerCast, Ron shares lessons learned from his decades of leadership experience, character driven perspective, and insights from across the world.

Three Questions to Sharpen Your Vision

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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 leaders awake at night.

What do you REALLY want?

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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 you are working towards, you are able to both prioritize and naturally align with those life/business practices that are effective in achieving your goal.

The Complete Guide on How to Receive Feedback

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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 convinced that receiving feedback will never be easy, but — with effort — I’ve found that it can become much easier.

Looking Back on 15 Years of Price Associates

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This year Price Associates celebrated 15 years of serving customers and helping leaders grow and change their worlds. Founded by Ron Price in 2004, the company has grown and evolved as seasoned advisors joined the team—and brought their expertise to clients.

We sat down with Ron to talk about the early years and some of his favorite memories.

Dr. Jeremy Graves Joins Price Associates Team

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And talks to us about rock stars, hockey, and generations in the workplace

Price Associates is pleased to announce that Dr. Jeremy Graves has joined the team at its Boise office.

Jeremy is a generational strategist, professor, author, speaker, and leadership coach. He believes that encouraging leaders to feel comfortable in their own skin is the first step in developing healthy, wholistic leaders and teams.

Greatness Starts with Optimism

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By Mindy Bortness

When I was working in the marketing department of The San Diego Union-Tribune, a job I loved from the moment I stepped in and sparked a love for hiring intelligence, I used to sign my name with a smiley face.

Every memo, email or handwritten thank you note, I always signed:

Thanks,
Mindy smiley

Using Assessments to Motivate Your Sales Team

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By Holly Mitchell

When I owned my small business in Boise, Idaho, I decided to run an incentive program amongst my sales team to help them be more goal oriented and to drive sales. I told them that the first person to reach sales of $25,000 for the month would be celebrated with a spa day provided by the company. I encouraged the team members to text the group every time they made a big sale, in the hopes of motivating everyone to compete.

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