leadership

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.

Launching a Business? Start With Value

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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. 

Trying to Dress for Success

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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.

5 Characteristics of Great Leaders

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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 don’t think these traits describe your leadership style, working on one or more of these areas would be a great place to start in order to build a better rapport with your teams.

Humility

Are Your Assumptions Limiting Your Employees?

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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 understanding and evaluating others.

Men Needed!

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By Stacy Ennis, HR.com, February 2019

An Open Conversation About Women in Leadership

It was 7:45 a.m. on a Tuesday. My team and I were waiting on participants for a breakfast meetup we had organized at a global conference. The topic was Women in Leadership.

The meetup was meant to be an open, candid conversation about the state of women in leadership. But the event description included something you don’t often see for these types of meetups: “Men, we hope you’ll join us.”

Are You Hobbling or Helping Yourself?

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By Jalene Case

Remember the three-legged race popular at family reunions and field days? Racers pair up and stand side-by-side with their arms around each other. Then the two touching legs are bound together and the hobbled racers do their best to dash straight ahead to the finish line! It doesn’t take much for them to tumble over into a giggling heap. 

Are your thoughts, feelings, and actions helping you move toward what’s most meaningful to you? Or are they hobbling you, causing you to stumble and perhaps fall just short of your goals? 

Creating a Culture of Innovation

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By David Quinlan

A personal journey into the world of innovation and what it might mean for your business.

Few things can be scarier than challenging ourselves and our preconceived notions. Yet, fewer things can be more rewarding.

This is my behind the scenes, unscripted back story of how I challenged myself and staff. We tore down our preconceived notions and learned what it means to be innovative and how even a 107-year-old organization like BBB can make it happen.

7 Traits Typically Found in Highly Emotionally Intelligent People

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By Dave Clark,

Emotional intelligence (or EQ) is a hot button topic these days, especially in the workplace. It is widely believed, and rightly so, that individuals with high emotional intelligence tend to better manage the rigors and stresses found regularly in the workplace. Some people even argue that having a high EQ is more important than having a high IQ.

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.

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