The Complete Leader Podcast

TheCompleteLeader Podcast

The Complete Leader Podcast features thought-provoking conversations and actionable ideas on the most pressing issues in leadership, people, culture and innovation. Each week we talk with some of the nation’s foremost authors, speakers, and experts to gain their insights on what matters most to your business.

All Episodes

Host Dale Dixon and TCL Facilitator and author Dr. Francis Eberle talk today about the importance of defining purpose as a leader. Francis outlines why leaders must engage their employees to help lead, and the importance of organizational purpose as it relates to your team. He gives the four parts of the Connected Leadership model, which he discusses in his recent book, as well as tips for figuring out your own personal purpose.

Oct 13

21 min

Host Dale Dixon and TCL Author and Founder Ron Price continue their conversation about Resiliency. Ron gives ideas to increase Resiliency in the five areas he defined in Part 1, using the three steps to success. Dale and Ron dive into the five facets of Resiliency and how to set goals to begin to work on each. They discuss the importance of stress and recovery in the process, and Ron shares his three favorite quotes about Resilience.

Aug 4

28 min 22 sec

Host Dale Dixon and TCL Author and Founder Ron Price discuss Resiliency on today's podcast. Learn why Ron believes Resiliency is a skill, not a trait--and why it is an important one for leaders. Ron gives his definition of Resiliency, as well as some statistics from Resiliency research. Then he defines his five different areas of resilience. Tune in to the next episode for methods to build resilience in each of the five areas.

Jul 15

24 min 7 sec

This week, Host Dale Dixon and TCL Founder Ron Price discuss conquering overcommitment. Ron gives us a list of 11 causes of overcommitment and discusses the cost of committing to too much. He breaks down the six stages he uses to combat overcommitment.

Jun 16

24 min 29 sec

In this episode, Host Dale Dixon and TCL Founder Ron Price discuss overwhelm and its connection to time management. Ron lists the common forces that contribute to overwhelm and the reasons that people fail to make progress in managing their time and priorities. He gives 3 keys for starting a new habit. Ron shares best practices and how good leaders can be great leaders when they shift their focus.

Jun 4

24 min 7 sec

This week, Host Dale Dixon and TCL Founder Ron Price discuss decision making—particularly big decisions and their impact. They review the kinds of decisions that are critical and the ones that leaders may need new skills to make. Ron talks about big decisions that create focus, shape the future and impact people, and the skills leaders need to make better decisions. They also discuss the role of instinct in decision making.

May 19

25 min 49 sec

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.

Mar 10

21 min 51 sec

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.

Mar 10

23 min 55 sec

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.

Mar 10

28 min

Host Dale Dixon interviews Leadership and Change Management Advisor Lori McNeill about the components that make up effective Negotiation. Lori talks about everyday negotiation, the three styles of negotiation, and the importance of focusing on the problem not the person. She also lists the skills needed to be a good negotiator and the role of emotional intelligence in the process.

May 2020

22 min 54 sec

In this special episode of The Complete Leader podcast, Leadership Advisor and Author Ron Price interviews his son, Dan Price, CEO of Gravity Payments about leading during crisis, specifically what he and his company have done during COVID-19. Dan discussed the ways Gravity Payments is helping small businesses use technology to keep their doors open, even through stay-at-home orders and social distancing. He explains why he listened to ideas from over 200 employees to make a plan to keep Gravity Payments moving forward. He also shares details on his Small Business Champion Program, designed to offer those who are unemployed a chance to partner with Gravity and make commissions. Ron also lists seven actions leaders should take during a crisis, and gives Dan a quiz.

May 2020

50 min 33 sec

Host Dale Dixon is with Holly Mitchell today, broadcasting live from the TTI Success Insights Conference. Holly is a sales trainer, team advisor and leadership coach, who had a successful 14-year career in big pharma sales. Holly shares the three things that teams need from their managers. She also talks about how she works with teams who are onboarding new leaders, shares some of the questions she uses with her clients, and gives tips for new managers to build trust.

Mar 2020

11 min 4 sec

Host Dale Dixon interviews Jaime Lisk today, live from the TTI Success Insights Conference. Jaime is a leadership coach, team builder, and a certified facilitator for RealTime Coaching. She gives us tips on goal setting—and goal achieving—sharing the process she uses with her clients. Jaime talks about the power of self-talk, and she also shares the two aspects you might be missing in your own goal setting.

Feb 2020

12 min 21 sec

Is it possible to influence others authentically and with integrity? Ron Price, an internationally recognized business advisor, former CEO of a global company, and author of Growing Influence: A Story of How to Lead with Character, Expertise, and Impact, believes not only can you do it, you must act with authenticity and integrity to succeed today. In this CareerCast, Ron shares lessons learned from his decades of leadership experience, character driven perspective, and insights from across the world.

Jan 2020

17 min 2 sec

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. Follow Ron @ronprice89 and Dale @DDixonMedia

Jun 2019

18 min 11 sec

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. Follow Ron @ronprice89 and Dale @DDixonMedia

May 2019

22 min 36 sec

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. Follow Ron @ronprice89 and Dale @DDixonMedia.

May 2019

17 min 38 sec

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.

May 2019

21 min 57 sec

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.

Apr 2019

10 min 46 sec

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. Follow Dr. Francis Eberle @EberleFrancis and Dale @DDixonMedia.

Mar 2019

12 min 7 sec

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. Follow Dale @DDixonMedia and Padraig @PadraigBerry.

Feb 2019

30 min 18 sec

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. Follow @ronprice89 and Dale @DDixonMedia.

Feb 2019

18 min 36 sec

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. Follow Ron @ronprice89 and Dale @DDixonMedia.

Jan 2019

24 min 13 sec

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. Follow Ron @ronprice89 and Dale @DDixonMedia

Jan 2019

22 min 26 sec

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. Follow Ron @ronprice89 and Dale @DDixonMedia.

Dec 2018

23 min 14 sec

Host Dale Dixon and Executive Advisor Ron Price continue their discussion of leading with character, based on Ron's recent book, Growing Influence. Ron gives the definition of integrity in expert leadership, and outlines the importance of continuous learning to maintain integrity of expertise as a leader. He also dives into what it means to create value for others as a leader, and how you can shift your expertise with intention. Follow Ron @ronprice89 and Dale @DDixonMedia.

Dec 2018

20 min 30 sec

Host Dale Dixon and Leadership Advisor Ron Pice discuss the concepts from Ron's new book, Growing Influence, a business fable he cowrote with Stacy Ennis. Ron outlines the three different kinds of leadership, and their corresponding connections to integrity. He lists several ways to consider and define your own ideas of integrity and character, and to tie them to personal accountability. Follow Ron @ronprice89 and Dale @DDixonMedia.

Nov 2018

21 min 53 sec

Host Dale Dixon and Executive Advisor Ron Price finish their discussion about project management in today’s episode. They discuss the people part of project management, including team morale in synergy. Ron shares one of his favorite project management tools, and gives five simple things to do to create a collaborative team. Follow Ron @ronprice89 and Dale @DDixonMedia

Nov 2018

18 min 22 sec

Host Dale Dixon and Executive Advisor Ron Price continue their conversation about Project Management. Ron explains why a project's success depends on outlining the desired results, and shares the questions he asks at the beginning of a project to help identify the outcome you want. Dale and Ron explore the connection between Goal Achievement and Project Management--and lay out how a project management system can help you become more effective in your daily work. Follow Ron @ronprice89 and Dale @DDixonMedia

Oct 2018

16 min 40 sec

Host Dale Dixon and Executive Advisor Ron Price discuss Project Management and how it encompasses all 25 of the competencies in The Complete Leader. Ron gives a checklist of what needs to be defined at the front end of a project. He challenges listeners to think about how they could be more successful by improving the skill of project management. Tune in to the next episode to learn how to create a pathway for defining results and how to put a plan into place. Follow Ron @ronprice89 and Dale @DDixonMedia

Oct 2018

12 min 3 sec

Today host Dale Dixon talks with Ron Price and Stacy Ennis, authors of "Growing Influence", to discuss the premise of the book, the storyline, and the development of the characters. They talk about the book's lesson of growing influence through three dimensions of leadership: character, expertise and position. Ron explains how the book can help readers uncover their capacity for influence in their world. Follow Ron @ronprice89, Stacy @StacyEnnis, and Dale @DDixonMedia. price-associates.com/growinginfluence

Sep 2018

24 min 20 sec

Authors Ron Price and Stacy Ennis deliver a guide for better leadership in the unconventional guise of a novel, "Growing Influence". Price and Ennis join Idaho Matters to discuss what constitutes great leadership skills. Follow Ron @ronprice89 and Stacy @StacyEnnis.

Sep 2018

9 min 27 sec

Today host Dale Dixon interviews Executive Advisor Ron Price and Writer/Creative Consultant Stacy Ennis about their new book Growing Influence: A Story of How to Lead with Character, Expertise and Impact. They talk about the inspiration behind this powerful business fable, and how their collaboration influenced the book's direction. Follow Ron @ronprice89, Stacy @StacyEnnis, and Dale @DDixonMedia. price-associates.com/growinginfluence

Sep 2018

28 min 23 sec

Host Dale Dixon and Executive Advisor Ron Price wrap up their discussion of Authenticity in leadership. Ron talks about why authenticity requires courage, the power of exposing both your weaknesses and your strengths, and the importance of congruence between the three dimensions of leadership. He also explains how authenticity opens the door for leaders to be able to pursue the four great roles of leadership. Follow Ron @ronprice89 and Dale @DDixonMedia.

Jun 2018

14 min 26 sec

Our host Dale Dixon and executive advisor Ron Price continue their conversation about Authenticity, in front of a live audience. Ron talks about authenticity as it relates to a leader's relationships with others. He identifies the three distinct dimensions of leadership, and discusses why an authentic leader needs to both understand and connect with others. He gives tools leaders can use to understand their teams, and talks about the power of vulnerability. Follow Ron @ronprice89 and Dale @DDixonMedia.

Jun 2018

16 min 48 sec

Host Dale Dixon and Executive Advisor Ron Price record today's episode in front of a live audience, as they discuss the importance of being an authentic leader. Ron tells us why authenticity starts with first knowing yourself. He gives the four philosophies he believes lead to enhanced self-awareness, and the two places leaders should look for increased self-awareness. Follow Ron @ronprice89 and Dale @DDixonMedia.

May 2018

17 min 52 sec

Host Dale Dixon and Executive Coach Ron Price continue their discussion of Decision Making on today's show. Ron talks about the continuum of decision making that leaders are responsible for in the workplace, and gives us the four basic decision-making styles, as well as the benefits and disadvantages of each. He also shares four questions to ask yourself when making a decision. Follow Ron @ronprice89 and Dale @DDixonMedia.

May 2018

27 min 30 sec

Host Dale Dixon and Executive Advisor Ron Price have a discussion about Decision Making on today's show. Ron tells us why most decisions are made intuitively and how leaders can develop decision making as a skill. He gives the three components needed to be intentional about decision making instead of reactionary, and shares examples of each. He also shares the five most important decisions you'll make in life. Follow Ron @ronprice89 and Dale @DDixonMedia.

May 2018

17 min 54 sec

Today host Dale Dixon and executive advisor Ron Price continue their discussion of problem solving by diving straight into wicked messes. Ron shares how to recognize a wicked mess, and mistakes people make when they are trying to solve complex problems. He gives tips for starting to address a non-linear problems and how you can use the skills of negotiation and creativity to solve a complex problem. Follow Ron @ronprice89 and Dale @DDixonMedia.

Apr 2018

17 min 9 sec

Host Dale Dixon and Executive Coach Ron Price continue their conversation around Problem Solving for leaders. They discuss two different kinds of problems--common-cause variation and special-cause variation--and why it's important to understand which type you're dealing with. Ron talks about taking a scientific approach to problems, tools that help leaders understand the root cause of a problem, and the indicators of a linear problem. Follow Ron @ronprice89 and Dale @DDixonMedia.

Apr 2018

21 min 30 sec

Host Dale Dixon and and Leadership Advisor Ron Price discuss a skill that impacts all of us: Problem Solving. Ron talks about building this skill as a leader, and the additional leadership skills that are involved in problem solving. He gives his three steps to examine and solve a problem, including questions to ask yourself to understand a problem in a more comprehensive way, questions to understand the framework for a problem, and questions to discover the right combination of people to solve it. He and Dale talk about making intentional problem solving a habit instead of simply a reaction. Ron talks about how he began to look at problems differently during his career, seeing them as "opportunities with work clothes on." Follow Ron @ronprice89 and follow Dale @DDixonMedia.

Mar 2018

15 min 45 sec

Host Dale Dixon and Ron Price continue their discussion of Continuous Learning today, talking about the assessment available at thecompleteleader.org to evaluate your leadership capacity for continuous learning. Ron suggests ways to combat the feeling that you don't have enough time for continuos learning, and the benefits of a goal-setting session around the competency. He summarizes the two-podcast series with five questions to help you create a continuous learning plan that you can accomplish. Email ron@price-associates.com for a copy of the five questions. Links to products Ron is using: Muse (http://amzn.to/2EY1eVl), Revolutioner (https://revolutioner.com). Follow Ron @ronprice89 and Dale @DDixonMedia.

Mar 2018

23 min 5 sec

Today host Dale Dixon and executive coach Ron Price discuss the importance of Continuous Learning as a leader. Ron talks about how leaders can use learning to become more impactful and to surf the waves of change. He lays out the PhD approach to Continuous Learning and offers steps to create a learning strategy that works for you. Follow Ron @ronprice89 and Dale @DDixonMedia.

Feb 2018

20 min 59 sec

In this week's episode, host Dale Dixon and executive coach Ron Price review their conversation about Creativity in podcasts 1 and 2, and Ron dives into brain science and its connection to creativity. He talks about how the different parts of the brain function through the creative process. And he helps us recognize the many different types of creativity and the importance of finding where your natural creative tendencies lie. Ron also gives a variety of tips to build your creative muscle. Follow Ron @ronprice89 and Dale @DDixonMedia.

Feb 2018

23 min 20 sec

Host Dale Dixon and executive coach Ron Price continue their discussion of Creativity in leadership. They explore why creativity is stifled as we get older, the part that storytelling plays in creativity, and how studying creativity in others can help you become more creative yourself. Ron gives practical ideas to develop creative thinking as a leader and with your team, no matter your behavioral type--and tells us why creativity is critical to grow your company and stay competitive. Follow Ron @ronprice89 and Dale @DDixonMedia.

Jan 2018

32 min 53 sec

This week host Dale Dixon and executive coach Ron Price talk about creativity, which, according to research, is a skill that many leaders feel they lack. Ron tells us why most people fundamentally don't see themselves as being creative, and lists the reasons that many leaders shut down their creativity. He explains the difference between instinctual creativity and intellectual creativity, and gives practical tips to improve this skill. Follow Ron @ronprice89 and Dale @DDixonMedia.

Jan 2018

17 min 34 sec

Host Dale Dixon and Executive Advisor Ron Price finish their discussion of Planning & Organizing in this third episode in the series. They talk about using the Planning & Organizing process to improve team performance, the questions to ask when you begin Planning & Organizing with a team, and the tie between this skill and project management. Ron gives practical ways to unite a team, and some tools you can use for Planning & Organizing with a group. Email ron@price-associates to get his questions for getting a good start at Planning & Organizing as a team. Follow Ron @ronprice89 and Dale @DDixonMedia.

Dec 2017

16 min 27 sec

Host Dale Dixon and Executive Advisor Ron Price continue their discussion of Planning & Organizing in this second episode of the series. Ron talks about the three dimensions of Planning & Organizing: How We Think, What We Do, and How We Relate. He also discusses how to use this skill to get better at every role you play in your life. He addresses the role of prioritization in Planning & Organizing, and explains the four-quadrant method for prioritization. He also gives tips for creating habits that will change the way you approach this skill. Follow Ron @ronprice89 and Dale @DDixonMedia.

Dec 2017

23 min 32 sec

Host Dale Dixon and Business Advisor Ron Price talk today about the power of a plan. They tackle Planning & Organizing, giving the building blocks for this leadership competency and tips to close the gaps between knowing and doing. Ron talks about the benefits of taking time for Planning & Organizing, such as managing resources, focusing, preparing for obstacles, and breaking down complex projects. Dale talks about using tools for Planning & organizing, and how he uses the Best Self Journal (https://bestself.co/). Follow Ron @ronprice89 and Dale @DDixonMedia.

Nov 2017

16 min 34 sec

Host Dale Dixon and Executive Advisor Ron Price continue their discussion of Conceptual Thinking. Ron peels back the layers of conceptual thinking and lays out how concepts are joined together to create a model. He talks about the role of paradigms in conceptual thinking, and how to train your mind to observe the assumptions that drive both thinking and results. He gives tips to improve conceptual thinking in practical ways, and ideas to involve others in the process. Follow Ron @ronprice89 and Dale @DDixonMedia.

Nov 2017

26 min 50 sec