Month: July 2017

Program 76 – Know When To Grow

How we approach at a challenge we face in the moment must include what life will be like when this challenge is over. Growth, personal and business, stem from self awareness and how we show up. It’s how we talk to ourselves, communicate with others, and our ability to solve our own problems. Success comes from completing our goals – realistic and with clear measurement – so we know we are on track, get to the finish line by completing them, and celebrating and learning from the journey. Jessica Dewell hosts panelists Zala Bricelj and Howard Strauber and their...

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Program 75 – Change Makes Us Nervous

Sometimes we must keep our mouth closed and assess a situation so we know what we are facing – do we fight, do we flee, do we take action (and what are our motives for taking action? Destructive behaviors come from our reactions. The HOW we deal and WHAT we choose to deal with. Stress runs rampant in our US society, and we’re beginning to recognize and deal with it. To choose action – facing the fight or flight response with increased personal awareness. Jessica Dewell talks with Melanie Greenberg about why change makes us nervous. Starting the conversation…...

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Program 74 – Workplace Equality

 Get a roadmap to better understand what your city may be doing in regards to workplace equity AND that your business may be taking action to remove intersectional discrimination through its culture. Sometimes changes takes decades. In the last 100 years, women stepped up and pushed for their right to vote yet today women still make less than men for the same job. Just because some milestones have been met doesn’t mean the work is done. The more we talk about equality for all, the more we can understand what discrimination looks like today and what we can do...

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Program 73 – Power Habits

It starts with choice – recognizing that regardless of the action we take, we can choose something different. The outcomes of power habits are easier to grasp than the purpose of them. We all have natural strengths, yet there are habits we all can add (that develop our weaknesses and stretch our capabilities) to take action with certainty. We choose what habits we make our power habits (not our routines) – skills we use for good. Jessica Dewell discusses Power Habits with Joy Guthrie. Starting The Conversation: What is a power habit and how do you develop them? Why...

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Program 72 – Where We Add Value

However you define value, a leader holds the moving parts (self, team, customers, stakeholders) in a meaningful way that keep the company on mission. See things from a different view includes empathy about what our employees may be thinking and feeling, yet we can’t forget to ask. Ask people about the choices they are making. The relationship of inter department, cross functional teams, and what we (as leaders) can do to remove obstacles to achieve more. Jessica Dewell hosts panelists Simon Barry and Zala Bricelj discuss where we add value to our company. Starting the Conversation: How do we...

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THE Best Question

The following is a transcription of Voice of Bold Business Radio Program 61: THE Best Question Program Notes Can be Found Here. Transcript of Program 61 – THE Best Question Jessica: This is The Voice of Bold Business Radio and I am your host Jessica Dewell of Red Direction. You are listening to ‘THE Best Question’. I have to tell you that I love THE best question. In fact, if you listen to my shows enough, you know that I like questions, you know I like to create questions on the fly. There’s a reason for that, and I...

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Program 71 – Too Many High Priorities

Urgent priorities are how it affects the people we employ and serve; as leaders we must make sure to avoid too many high business priorities. There is a discipline in setting priorities and using a business plan to stay on course. It’s easy to think an idea is necessary, yet if it doesn’t fit into where we are going for the next 12 months (or even longer) how necessary is it? Jessica Dewell talks with Jennifer Goldman discussing how we avoid too many high priorities. Starting The Conversation: Where do we do prioritize, and when is the payback? How...

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Program 70 – Grow Genuine Company Culture

When we give responsibility to our teams, contractors, and vendors the clarity and communication of expectations is the foundation for growing genuine company culture. Genuine company culture starts with the leaders within the organization. Gaps between words and action both in personal behavior as well as business priorities are what determine the strength of our company culture and the image portrayed to employees, vendors, strategic partners, and customers. Jessica Dewell hosts panelists Sabrina Cadini and Andrea Villeneuve to discuss how to grow genuine company culture. Starting The Conversation: What are the steps to genuinely grown and sustain our company...

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Compassion and Self Care

The following is a transcription of Voice of Bold Business Radio Program 60: Compassion and Self Care Program Notes Can be Found Here. Transcript of Program 60 – Compassion and Self Care Jessica: Welcome to The Voice of Bold Business Radio. I am your host Jessica Dewell of Red Direction. You are listening to ‘Compassion and Self Care’. On this program today we’re really exploring compassion, we’re really exploring self-care, and we cover a lot of ground in the little bit of time that we have together. Yet, they’re starting points for additional discussion. They’re starting points to look...

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