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Creative Thinking with John Kerrick

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... read more
 

Why Changing the Culture Helps Businesses Innovate

By David Quinlan If there is one takeaway from my journey into the world of innovation, it’s that truly successful innovation requires courage and the willingness to let go of uncertainty.  Welcome back to the Innovators Academy – a behind-the-scenes, unscripted backstory of what it means to be innovative and how an organization like... read more
 

4 Tips to Manage Email

By Dr. Francis Eberle I recently had a conversation with a client about email as it relates to work-life balance because her company had formed a committee to work on it. We explored whether her own email habits were impacting her life, and I asked her the following questions to help her gauge her email use: Does your daily routine... read more
 

The Complete Leader Grows Through the Efforts of Many

By Ron Price Last week, I became aware of the reality that we had programs running concurrently in several U.S. states and multiple countries around the world all on the same day. Many years ago, I had the simple desire to help leaders grow and change their worlds. Though still small in stature, many friends and colleagues are helping us... read more
 

After the Decision Is Made: Communicating Change

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... read more
 

Launching a Business? Start With Value

By Dr. Evans Baiya The single most important mandate of innovation is to create value. Similarly, one of the mandates of entrepreneurialism is to deliver value. Yet, innovation and entrepreneurialism are not necessarily the same.  As a matter of fact, they are two different subject areas that require distinctive mindsets, skills,... read more
 

Trying to Dress for Success

A Q&A With Ron Price Ron, I have a question and I’m wondering if you could offer a little advice. Since working with you, I’ve added several new professional development books to my library, but so far I’ve not seen anything in the books I’m reading about a professional dress code. For my job, I used to wear business casual attire,... read more
 

5 Characteristics of Great Leaders

By Dave Clark, The hope of every employee is to work for a leader they like and respect. While each person may have their own definition of what constitutes a “great leader,” we can agree there are certain traits that appeal to the masses. If you are a leader and you possess these five traits, you are probably quite successful. If you... read more
 

Are Your Assumptions Limiting Your Employees?

Host Dale Dixon interviews Leadership Advisor Dr. Francis Eberle about his unique perspective on understanding and evaluating others. Dr. Eberle shares how being dyslexic impacted his education--and also the way he perceives others. He tells us why assumptions about people are detrimental for a leader, and gives simple tactics to be better at... read more
 
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