Author: Jess Dewell

Program 10 – But…I’m Busy!

There are actions we avoid that impact our results. Doing that limits our achievement, holds us back, and creates undue stress. What do we really mean when we say we are busy? How is it perceived by others? And in the end, does busy equate to results? Leaders discuss this question and more. The start of the conversation… What’s the difference between busy work and heavy-lifting work? Host: Jessica Dewell Panel: Carmen Rojas, Cynthia Bazen, Joel Dawson What You Will Hear: Things we need to do and things we may not need to do. Check in on what may...

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Program 9 – Stop The Blame

Responsibility and accountability are character traits. And even if our experiences have made us shy away from them – to avoid the ownership of what we do and why we do it, we can change. Because if we don’t…if we, at all costs, we avoid making a visible mistake and shift the responsibility to another, it becomes blame. When we find ourselves avoiding responsibility or blaming others, we immediately create obstacles. Obstacles that make us unhappy and un appreciated at work. Obstacles that limit our advancement options. Obstacles that let us plan small.   Starting the conversation… It’s time...

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Program 8 – Rejuvenate to Elevate

The WORST thing for us, as leaders, is when the way we think limits our achievement. Self talk gets in the way…of everything. Productivity, growth and overall effectiveness decrease. Rejuvenation in this discussion is not self-care. Rejuvenation is the ability to look at the past, choose what’s useful and what lessons can be leverages and charge forward. Find out how connected the way we think and the way we use past experience can be holding us back. Starting the conversation… We’re trying to figure it out, and when we don’t rejuvenate everyone around is affected. Define rejuvenation and growth....

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Program 7 – How do you earn your own respect?

When actions are out of line with values, there is dissonance. That friction we experience defines how we view a person, a situation…even ourself. Understanding what we mean when we use the words respect and self respect give us clues about how we evaluate others. What about ourself though? In this world where everything goes so fast, its easy to forget to check in with ourself. A personal reflection, a check in, is important to understand how we are responding to situations…and how others respond to us. On this program, leaders discuss how do you earn your own respect?...

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Program 6 – The Most Important Business Investment

What is the most important investment for a business? That is the topic of today’s conversation. Leaders discuss what matters most, right now and how their business is laser focused on it. Can you just pick one thing? This panel did it. It’s difficult to have so many daily tasks and monthly responsibilities, that putting focus on the right action right now. While hard to do, its important to understand how what we do today impacts what we can do in the future. Starting the conversation… What is THE best investment for your company right now? Good To Great...

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Program 5 – Conflict Kills Productivity (& Relationships)

There are times we find ourselves watching or smack in the middle of a disagreement. What happens when everyone is against us? That’s what we’re going to dig into today. It’s easy to stand on the outside and be supportive, provide guidance, even facilitate…but when the tables are turned…we might be the one that is right and everyone else is wrong. Or, we might be right and so is everyone else. It takes self awareness to recognize that there is more than one path to solve a problem and get to the end goal. It takes willingness to be...

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Program 4 – The Impact of Commitment

We all grew up and learned lessons from our childhood. In fact we’re still learning lessons now (yet in both cases, the level of actual value varies). Whatever we learned to survive, to create, to support, to be seen…or not directly relates to our definition of commitment. It directly impacts how we do commitment. There are three facets to commitment that directly relate to business that we talk about on this program: 1. The definition of commitment; 2. Aesop’s fable The Crow and the Pitcher; 3. Commitment is a character strength. Starting the conversation… When is the right time...

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Program 3 – Three Truths about Life & Waffle Street

As we find and develop our greatest strengths, we get into a groove. We figure out how to make the most of what we are good at and rise…rise above what we thought possible. Then something crazy happens. We hit a snag – a big snag, and go to the bottom. In fact we surpass bottom and end up at rock bottom. What then? Find out in this conversation. Starting the conversation… As we find and develop our greatest strengths, we get into a groove. We figure out how to make the most of what we are good at...

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Program 2 – The Boundary Between Purpose and Hype

Regardless of age, there are situations we still have to experience. And one of them is having such a great skill or widget and telling a compelling story that people line up to give gifts and money. There are important skills to draw from in a situation like this, do you have them? Are strong enough to keep you anchored? “It’s easy to fall into the trap of believing all the hype that’s written about you… Who knows? In a couple of years, you might find me in the loony bin!” Leonardo DiCaprio Host: Jessica Dewell  Co-Host: Stephanie Sims Starting the...

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