Author: Jess Dewell

Program 109 – The Power of Reflection

We often speed up when the end (of the year) approaches; yet when taking time to reflect along the way, we can finish stronger. There are rhythms everywhere … we may see them as patterns. The rhythm of the work week, the rhythm of our household, the rhythm of seasons, to name a few. When we are on and in a project, it has a beginning, a middle, and an end. Within the project we know what we know, and we learn what we don’t know or didn’t expect. Weaving in reflection along the way keeps communication open, enables...

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Program 108 – Win in the Trust and Value Economy

Everything changes, sometimes in a rhythm, and it’s what observe and notice within change that will give us a competitive advantage. We like to give choices, to have multiple solutions for a single tool. It is overwhelming to a customer to know when a multi-purpose tool will really solve their problem. There is value in taking time to build relationships and build trust to generate business. This program has come out of the vault to share immediately useful insights from Meridith Elliott Powell. Starting the Conversation… The HOW we do what we do in sales matters. Reasons our behavior...

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Program 107 – LIVE! The Truth Behind Our Priorities

What we think, how we think, and how our perspective shapes up our approach to life and business. The more we try to hold something, the harder it is to hang on to. This is an illusion – created by our brain to keep us exactly where we are. When we think we are choosing our priorities, are we really? The exploration of our rationalizations and excuses may provide us insights to how aligned our intentions and priorities really are. Jess Dewell talks with Iva Ignjatovic and Scott Scowcroft about the truth behind our priorities. Starting the conversation… What...

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Program 106 – The Business of Outsourcing

It’s our business to understand outsourcing and when it makes sense to consider executing and implementing business initiatives. When outsourcing, two oft-overlooked but common problems – biggies that can be avoided – are handing a process or project over without providing any guidance, and internally not planning for when the relationship will end. Both of these discounted areas cause outsourced projects to fail, and as business leaders on both sides of outsourcing relationships, we can take responsibility to address shared issues when beginning our outsourcing relationships. In this #VBBRadio program, Jess Dewell talks with Alex Danzberger about the business...

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Program 105 – LIVE! – Our Self Talk Influences Our Success

Quit being nice, start saying no, and use self-talk to lift ourselves (and those around us) up successfully – listen in as Jess Dewell talks with special guest Mary Fran Bontempo. We need to take responsibility for our own self-talk, as it influences us and those around us. Whether using excuses, rationalizations, or even problem after problem … our self-talk affects us. Self-talk directly impacts our success because it shapes our perspective of what’s happening and what we can do about specific situations. Listen in as Jess Dewell talks with special guest Mary Fran Bontempo – learn how to...

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Program 104 – No Excuses

Maxwell Ivey talks with Jess Dewell about when our choices create dissonance instead of coherence, and his journey to decide to figure things out … because there are no excuses! We all have a level of responsibility. How we choose to embrace, wear, and include responsibility in our lives directly correlates to the perspectives others have of us. It’s true … what other people think doesn’t matter. Because doing so is simply impossible to when we want to: create a better world; achieve our short- and long-term goals; all alone, make the life we want fulfilling. Even more relevant...

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Program 103 – LIVE! 11/14 – Lost in Translation

Diana Ballard joins Jess Dewell to discuss internal communication messaging translation – so all are on the same page! – as well as the strategic and operational aspects of product distribution. Opportunities for market expansion are greater than ever before. Yet, there are many pitfalls we encounter when we rush or skim over the details. For example, the way teams communicate to new markets is directly impacted by company culture and the way products are delivered and supported. Diana Ballard visits Jess Dewell on The Voice of BOLD Business Radio to discuss how not to get “Lost in Translation.”...

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Program 102 – Crossing the Line into TMI

We are surrounded by too much information and this program will explore how this effects our inter-personal relationships. As we filter incoming information based on how we feel, what’s going on, the deadlines we have, the goals we work toward…we don’t treat conversations between people. Yet, maybe we do because we might think a conversation rambles, has no intention, or even gets into personal information that isn’t relevant and is still shared. Building relationships comes with tact and finesse not bluntness and impatience. Jess Dewell hosts panelists Nora Richardson and Dr. Federico Fioretto to explore when communication changes from...

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Change Makes Us Nervous

The following is a transcription of Voice of Bold Business Radio Program 75: Change Makes Us Nervous Program Notes Can be Found Here. Transcript of Program 75 – Change Makes Us Nervous Jessica: You are listening to The Voice of Bold Business Radio, and I am your host Jessica Dewell of Red Direction. You are listening to ‘Change Makes Us Nervous’. What can we do about it? Can we do anything about it? What does that actually mean, and the list of questions goes on. I know it’s reeling in your brain. Wait until you hear me talk about...

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