Author: Jess Dewell

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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Program 1 – You Be the Judge

Program Notes Interviewers are looking for specific things – they are filtering candidates in or out. The flip side is also true – candidates are evaluating the interviews for what they want and need. Finding and keeping talent is a two way street. Transcript of You Be The Judge. Angela Solomon: Find creative solutions to bring women back to the workplace. Tanya Bourque: Have a talent map. Bruce Hurwitz: Give people a chance, let them have setbacks, reach the goal … it’s how they grow. Amy Miller: Know what to say, when to say, and how to say it....

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