Ron Price is an internationally recognized business advisor, coach, speaker, and author. Known for his creative and systematic thinking, business versatility, and practical optimism, Ron has worked in 15 countries and served in almost every level of executive management. As the former CEO of a multi-million dollar international company, Ron understands the challenges and risks of running a business and building a dynamic team. We couldn’t wait to chat about collaboration.
What Does He Do? In Ron Price’s long and winding career, he has observed a common thread through all of his pursuits — identifying and encouraging talent in other people. This is at the very heart of what he does today by leading his talented team at Price Associates, a global leadership performance firm that features the bright minds and innovative solutions of some of the world's top consultants in organizational development, process management, branding/marketing, and more. How Does He Do It? Ron spends his time on three core tasks — (1) working with client teams to understand how they work together, (2) executive coaching, and (3) keynote speaking. His internal collaborations are among his most fruitful pursuits. Many have led to several of the organization's books. What Are the 3 Apps Ron Can’t Live Without? Reminders, the Withings app for tracking exercise and activity, and TSheets for time tracking. Shout-outs and Shameless Plugs! Nick gave a shout out to the new Social Brand Forum 2015 teaser site while DJ shared his most recent launch — COACH DJ — which you should all check out. Ron closed the show by pointing us to his books at Price Associates including one called Human Bacon. Who doesn’t want to read that?!?! Finally, as always, we gave a shout to our tireless Chief Technical Officer Jess Ostroff at Don’t Panic Management. Remember, this week’s episode is brought to you by audible.com — Get a FREE audiobook download and 30 day free trial at audibletrial.com/worktalk. They have over 150,000 titles to choose from for your iPhone, Android, Kindle or mp3 player including books by previous crazy smart guests like Seth Godin, Guy Kawasaki, Daniel Pink, and more. Check it out! Help more listeners discover what you already know – If you liked what you heard (or even if you didn’t), head over to iTunes and give us a quick review to help others find the show. Until next week, we'll see you on the Internet!