Month: March 2017

Program 44 – How to Build (& USE) Your Network

There are standards and expectations, and even limiting beliefs that women hold on to in business. It’s easy to do enough, yet when we don’t get the results we want (when it gets hard) we must move into the uncomfortable. And, when we are feeling held back our reactions and motivations may be holding us back instead of lifting us up. This program is filled with candidness, tips, and practical advice to increase confidence. Jessica Dewell hosts panelists Susan Finch, Julie Thenell, and Tonya Dalhaus to discuss how to Build and Use Our Network. Starting the conversation… How do...

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Program 43 – Power of Productive Teams

When teams have defined roles there is a stated commitment, and when leaders know their own weaknesses and the weaknesses of each person on our team we mitigate risk and we leverage our resources. Quick start or strong finish – people tend to be one or both, and leaders must know each person’s strengths to make projects go faster and teams work better together. We cannot remove weaknesses, but we can work with weaknesses. There is not a need to train out bad habits or lack of skills because the need lies in defined roles. The clearer the roles...

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Program 42 – Don’t Give Up, Just Quit

It’s easy to make situations more complicated than they really are…and it comes down to clarity. Clarity of our values and our preferences. These two things (values and preferences) remove extraneous information that we put the wrong amount of weight on. First and foremost, is __you fill in the blank__ worth while? Does it support our path? Is it something that gives us experience to move us toward our goals? Lots of questions to think about. Jessica Dewell hosts Don’t Give Up, Just Quit with co-host Stephanie Sims. Starting the conversation… Attitudes (and emotions about) giving up vs quitting....

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Program 41 – Say Goodbye to Excuses

Excuses surround us. The more we give them, the more normal it becomes. Sometimes excuses are explained away as rationalizations. When the explanations we give ourselves contradict what others experience and feel, our relationships are at risk. Our credibility is at risk. It’s bold to accept responsibility and actively choose what to do in each situation we meet. It is bold to own the outcomes (good or bad) because they are a result of our choice. Jessica Dewell hosts a discussion with Geoffrey X Lane and Tom Rhodes to explore: What is an excuse and how do you identify...

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Program 40 – Remain Relevant

The better we become at problem solving, the more likely we will find The right decision with imperfect information and still get desired results. Ambiguity is part of being a leader and how we watch for, communicate and work with unknown unexpected and difficult situations. When it comes to relevance, our actions matter more than our accomplishments because people look to leaders (and decide to trust them, or not) based on the way a leader shows up. A shared meaning of what contribution looks like, what the big team goal is, and how the team interacts with each other...

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Program 39 – How Responsibility Adds Value

This program busts the myth that responsibility has no place in business. It shifts the focus from what happens outside of us (that is not in our control) and puts it right where it must be: inside of us (because we can control our own responses and actions). When we focus our attention and energy to our choices and the action we take responsibility. It’s not easy, and this program is filled with tips and experiences that are useful to every leader. Host Jessica Dewell talks with Meridith Elliott-Powell, author of “Own It – Redefining Responsibility.” Starting the conversation…...

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Program 38 – Thrive on Stress and Deadlines

Knowing our priorities – our real priorities – and deciding what we can do sets the tone of each day, which turns in each week, which turns into each month. Time goes by, and there are always external pressures: family obligations, work tasks that keep us on track for the next promotion, and our own personal goals. When we actively work on emotion management, create our own structures and routines, and make sure to feed our creativity stress no longer is a bad word. Deadlines don’t lurk around every corner. And we can thrive on that. Jessica Dewell hosts...

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Program 37 – Challenges of Remote Teams

Freelance, remote teams, outsourced services all are part of today’s business. How we interact and collaborate with them will directly relate to the results. The more candid, open, and focus on collaboration – the higher the results. Just like the team you have surrounding you, in your office, relationship matters. The challenges (and mistakes) of remote teams are also the benefits. Listen to Jessica Dewell and Kelly Hungerford discuss remote teams and the opportunities that specialized collaborators can add to your business. Starting the conversation… The risks of remote teams are also the benefits! Know priorities. Develop team –...

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Program 36 – Today’s Action

Whether we’re talking about self awareness (which includes putting things back where you found them, clean up your own mess, and watch for people/bikes/cars when in the world), or we are practicing responsibility (play fair, say you’re sorry when you hurt someone, don’t take things that aren’t yours)…we impact our own life AND the lives of others. From how we take action to when we take vacations, today’s Leader’s Discuss panel hosted by Jessica Dewell will answer the question: What do you do today that your future self will thank you for? The panel: Christine L Bowen, Geoffrey X...

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