Author: Jess Dewell

Program 26 – Unusual And Reliable Information

[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/5028422/height/75/width/600/theme/standard/autonext/no/thumbnail/yes/autoplay/no/preload/no/no_addthis/no/direction/forward/” height=”75″ width=”600″] Don’t fall into this trap: Reliable and INCOMPLETE information. When we have trusted avenues to find information, we become comfortable with them. The more comfort we have the bolder we become. The bolder we become the more we might think we don’t need to seek out corroborating data. And we wonder why we were blind sided by a problem or encounter problem after problem. This Leaders Discuss program with Tom Rhodes and Mani St. Victor hosted by Jessica Dewell asks the question: Where do you find unusual and reliable information? Starting The Conversation… Comfortable and...

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Thinking – Clean – Is A Skill

The following is a transcription of Voice of Bold Business Radio program 13, Practice Clean Thinking. Program Notes Can be Found Here. Transcript for Program 13: Practice Clean Thinking Jessica – This is ‘The Voice of Bold Business Radio’, and I am your host Jessica Dewell. You’re listening to Program 13, called, ‘Practice Clean Thinking’. Clarity is something we all strive for. It’s the easiest, the simplest, and the most concise way to articulate a thought or idea. The crystallization of that idea makes it possible to create a goal around it, to understand what’s going on, and what...

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4 Skills to Bounce Back (From Anything)

The following is a transcription of Voice of Bold Business Radio Program 12, The Secret to Bounce Back. Program Notes Can be Found Here. Transcript for Program 12: The Secret to Bounce Back Jessica: This is the Voice of Bold Business Radio and I am your host Jessica Dewell of Red Direction. You are listening to Program 12; The Secret to Bounce Back. In a world where instant gratification is normal, bouncing back sounds like something fast. It also sounds like something fairly easy. Think back though to a time when you were in a situation, and every single...

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Program 25 – Align Intention & Action

[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/5019044/height/75/width/600/theme/standard/autonext/no/thumbnail/yes/autoplay/no/preload/no/no_addthis/no/direction/forward/” height=”75″ width=”600″] The more solid we are in what we know, what we have, and what we want, as business leaders, we are poised to achieve the success we want. As John Wooden said: It takes time to create excellence. If it could be done quickly, more people would do it.” Common problems around lack of action: the vision is held by a single person, the teams strengths are not put to highest use, and that the processes are locked inside the heads of people (and not documented). Starting The Conversation… Action is subjective. We can get...

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Program 24 – Confidence in New Skills

[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/5008884/height/75/width/600/theme/standard/autonext/no/thumbnail/yes/autoplay/no/preload/no/no_addthis/no/direction/forward/” height=”75″ width=”600″]Learning new skills and practicing them to gain personal confidence in our abilities at work as well as our hobbies stretches our brain. We step into and fly with the uncomfortableness of being a beginner again. And the big myth is that we are a beginner again. We are not. We bring everything we have already learned to each new skill we want to develop. So, what is the secret to developing new skills? Ivana Taylor, Marilyn Shannon, and Angela Hermans explore this with Jessica Dewell on this Voice of Bold Business Radio Leader’s Discuss program....

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Program 23 – What does ‘add value’ mean to you?

[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/4998605/height/75/width/600/theme/standard/autonext/no/thumbnail/yes/autoplay/no/preload/no/no_addthis/no/direction/forward/” height=”75″ width=”600″] We’re always assessing what add-value means to us. And once we know what it means to us, we know how to bring it to our position at work, to model it for others, to build in the expectation of value with each action we choose to take. Because, in the end – it’s a choice. Starting the conversation… What does ‘add value’ mean to you? Host: Jessica Dewell Panel: Jason Wiesgerber, Lori Anding What You Will Hear: So many choices of the same …. mean that we aren’t reaching the people that need us. Each...

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Program 22 – Startup Culture in an Established Business

[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/4977866/height/75/width/600/theme/standard/autonext/no/thumbnail/yes/autoplay/no/preload/no/no_addthis/no/direction/forward/” height=”75″ width=”600″] Organizational culture is always changing. It’s reinforced or shifted with every leader’s action. While it starts with the mission and values, it’s built and evolves with behavior. When times are tough, sales are stagnant/declining, there is high turnover…first we look outside to find out if there are changes that would affect us. And, it is easy to look far and wide to make it not our fault these problems exist – it’s just the way things are. Its from this place that disruption can take us by surprise and set our companies farther behind. Starting...

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Program 21 – How do you approach planning?

[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/4977856/height/75/width/600/theme/standard/autonext/no/thumbnail/yes/autoplay/no/preload/no/no_addthis/no/direction/forward/” height=”75″ width=”600″] The ability to articulate a plan (create it) and do a plan (implement it) to get to the desired result takes repetition. What we do with our plans are just as important. The follow through, the implementation also matters. For this Leaders Discuss program, set aside everything you think you know about planning. Jessica shares 5 elements of creating a plan, and then she asks Joel Dawson and Geoffrey X Lane How do you approach planning? Starting The Conversation… 5 Elements of a plan that consider constraints of money and time. How do you approach...

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Program 20 – 5 Ways to Step Out of the Center of the Business

[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/4958290/height/75/width/600/theme/standard/autonext/no/thumbnail/yes/autoplay/no/preload/no/no_addthis/no/direction/forward/” height=”75″ width=”600″] 5 Ways to Step Out of the Center of the Business As the decision makers, leaders set the culture. We decide what is allowed and tolerated (and what isn’t). If we walk around and make comments that we will do something so it’s done right, the team will quit trying. If we walk around saying no one understand, no one will try. If we only allow one way, our way, the team will quit trying to come up with new ideas and solve their own problems. When we put ourselves at the center of everything,...

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