Dale Dixon

The Leader as Innovator

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Host Dale Dixon and Executive Advisor Ron Price discuss the role of the leader as an innovator. Ron tells the story of how he and Dr. Evans Baiya connected to write The Innovator’s Advantage and details the two types of innovation. He also shares steps for leaders to create a culture of innovation, and the impact of ideas as the currency of the innovation economy.

The Leader as Supervisor

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Host Dale Dixon and Executive Advisor Ron Price talk about how the gig economy has changed the workforce, and therefore supervision and management. Ron discusses the opportunities and threats of this trend, and gives leaders tools to rethink supervision. He also lists the leadership skills that are critical for leading in today's economy, and gives leaders tips to grow along with this trend.

The Leader as Talent Agent

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Host Dale Dixon and Executive Advisor Ron Price explore the leader's role in finding and developing great talent for his or her organization. Ron lists ways that leaders can keep the hiring pipeline full, and how to make sure that a candidate is a good fit for the job and the organization. He discusses the importance of systemically evaluating, challenging and reorganizing your team. And also shares potential landmines.

Creative Thinking with John Kerrick

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Host Dale Dixon talks today with John Kerrick, a human development expert and coach who has spent much of his career teaching creative thinking. He shares the key principles for thinking creatively, and tells stories of his time working with brand managers at Quaker Oats and engineers at GE. He explains how creativity can begin with a simple idea and the benefit of changing one small thing at a time.

After the Decision Is Made: Communicating Change

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Host Dale Dixon interviews special guest, Lori McNeill, a sought-after speaker and leadership advisor who specializes in helping companies navigate through change. Lori shares the importance of communicating the "why" of a decision, and how to determine who will need to be included in the conversation. She gives some tactical ways to foster buy-in, and ideas to help people understand the bigger picture when it comes to organizational change.

It's All About People: Authentic Empathy

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Host Dale Dixon interviews Business Coach and Strategist Padraig Berry, who is the CEO of One Focus Business Consultants and TTI Success Insights Ireland. On today's episode, Dale and Padraig discuss authentic empathy, and how it is a building block for many other leadership competencies. Padraig shares stories from his time working with Irish-American businessman and philanthropist Chuck Feeney, and gives three challenges to grow empathy as a leader.

The Six Stages of a Leader's Journey (Series Ep. 3)

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Host Dale Dixon and Executive Advisor Ron Price finish their discussion of the six stages by discussing stages 5 and 6. Ron talks about the leadership phenomenon of "getting into the zone," and gives some specific ways to actively measure your impact. He also explains how the leader's journey comes full circle, and how your leadership mindset shifts throughout your career.

The Six Stages of the Leader's Journey (Series Ep. 2)

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Host Dale Dixon and Executive Advisor Ron Price continue their discussion of the Leader's Journey, discussing Stages 3 and 4. Ron explains why the stages are not always linear and how multiple invitations each begin a new chapter of the leadership journey. He also talks about the variety of ways that leaders can develop themselves, what research shows about how people learn after they are in the workforce, and how validation amplifies your opportunities as a leader.

The 6 Stages of a Leader's Journey (Series Ep. 1)

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Host Dale Dixon and Executive Advisor Ron Price talk about the Leader’s Journey, starting with the first two stages. Ron explains how he discovered the stages, the role initiative plays in leadership, and the three functions of a leader. He also shares the three primary ways to develop self awareness and tools to evaluate whether a leadership opportunity is a good fit.

Integrity in Your Position as a Leader (Series Ep. 3)

Host Dale Dixon and Executive Advisor Ron Price finish their conversation about leadership influence this week, as they dive into what it means to have integrity as a leader. Ron discusses how positional leadership impacts your followers, and how to develop integrity as a leader--both expert and character integrity--as well as three questions to ask yourself.

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