leaders lead themselves

How an Inner Foundation Can Keep You On-Track

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By Jalene Case

Life bumped me off-track recently. I needed to catch-up with myself, to remind myself of what matters, to ground myself in who I want to be and how I want to show up. I started by stopping, which isn’t my natural inclination. My default action when I’m overwhelmed is to focus on doing more faster and working longer hours. I’m great at staying busy. That’s the problem.

I finally realized that in order to catch up with myself, I would need to press pause and reconnect with my foundation so my actions aligned with the future I wanted to create.

Leading Others: Expanding Your Impact

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What does leading others really entail? This second stage of your leadership career is when you begin to have a larger influence and to expand your impact as a leader. In this episode, host Dale Dixon and TCL author and advisor Ron Price discuss the 12 skills needed to transition from leading yourself to leading others. Ron suggests starting with empathy, gives five steps for delegation, and shares the one thing that will make you really great at leading others.

Uncontrolled Outbursts Can Lead to Growth

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By Jalene Case,

One of my clients recently erupted at a coworker when she discovered that confidential information was shared. Normally, she would have calmed down and scheduled a serious discussion with the employee. Before she could do that, they ended up together in a work space with no one else around. The conversation quickly spiraled out of control.

What if I told you that uncontrolled, emotional outbursts at a co-worker could open the door to growing as a leader?

Leading Yourself: Managing Your Emotions

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Leading yourself emotionally begins with self-awareness. In this episode, host Dale Dixon and TCL author and advisor Ron Price discuss the role of emotions in leadership, unpacking the four primary emotions and exercises to grow awareness over time, including how to transition from stoicism to experiencing emotions. Ron talks about the positive and negative emotions that can put you at risk, the space between stimulus and response, and how to use emotions to help you do greater things.

Leading Yourself: Managing Your Emotions

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Leading yourself emotionally begins with self-awareness. In this episode, host Dale Dixon and TCL author and advisor Ron Price discuss the role of emotions in leadership, unpacking the four primary emotions and exercises to grow awareness over time, including how to transition from stoicism to experiencing emotions. Ron talks about the positive and negative emotions that can put you at risk, the space between stimulus and response, and how to use emotions to help you do greater things.

Leading Yourself: Managing Your Time

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A critical aspect of Leading Yourself is managing your time, starting with the first minutes of each day. In this episode, host Dale Dixon and TCL author Ron Price discuss the stages of leadership and the skills to focus on at each stage. Whether early in your career, in middle management or in a senior leadership role, managing your time and priorities is a key skill. Ron shares his morning routine, task management system ideas, the set up that he reviews daily and weekly, how he built his morning routine, and how to start your own.

Leading Yourself: Managing Your Time

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A critical aspect of Leading Yourself is managing your time, starting with the first minutes of each day. In this episode, host Dale Dixon and TCL author Ron Price discuss the stages of leadership and the skills to focus on at each stage. Whether early in your career, in middle management or in a senior leadership role, managing your time and priorities is a key skill. Ron shares his morning routine, task management system ideas, the set up that he reviews daily and weekly, how he built his morning routine, and how to start your own.

How to Choose Between “Want” and “Should”

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By Jalene Case

Doing what we want to do brings fulfillment and joy. On the other hand, doing what we think we should do can bring discomfort and confusion. The tricky thing is deciding for ourselves what we truly want and will commit to doing.

I’ve been working with two executives who are grappling with the decision of whether or not they want to advance in their organizations. I hear things like, “I should want to be the top leader. I should want to make more money.”

New Book Outlines Collaborative Leadership Trend

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Given the shifting workplace landscape of the last year, many companies are embracing collaborative leadership as part of their new work strategy. This type of leadership allows for flexibility, shared ownership and personal empowerment, culminating in employees who lead themselves. As remote and hybrid work continues, collaborative leadership has become an impactful and effective leadership style.

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