Author: Jess Dewell

Program 88 – LIVE 9-19 – Personality Flaws of a Brand

[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/5755369/height/75/width/600/theme/standard/autonext/no/thumbnail/yes/autoplay/no/preload/no/no_addthis/no/direction/forward/” height=”75″ width=”600″] Brand personality begins and ends with the people in the brand who create the culture (or buck against it) and move toward the mission through their action every day (or not). At some point in time, we’ve all been part of (maybe even the cause of) a break in the personality of the brand. Taking something personally about what’s ‘wrong’ or ‘needs improvement’ and not listening. And,  online and offline continue to get closer to a single experience, brand personality (and the personalities of people within a brand) are changing. Jess Dewell and Dr. Richard...

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Program 87 – When ..it Hits The Fan

[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/5741341/height/75/width/600/theme/standard/autonext/no/thumbnail/yes/autoplay/no/preload/no/no_addthis/no/direction/forward/” height=”75″ width=”600″] As business leaders, we must rethink our thinking for effectiveness and results. As business leaders, we must rethink our thinking. There are things we accept as the-way-things-are. That limits our leadership AND the results of our work. Choose to find truth. Choose to have the difficult conversations. Choose to step up and make waves (sometimes it will feel like ‘IT Hits the fan, sometimes not. We don’t know until we action. It’s with the sincerity of wanting best, searching for information to choose the best option (for right now), and realizing that what is best...

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Program 86 LIVE 9/12 – What We’ve Learned

[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/5733312/height/75/width/600/theme/standard/autonext/no/thumbnail/yes/autoplay/no/preload/no/no_addthis/no/direction/forward/” height=”75″ width=”600″] Not only does it takes a team, it takes the RIGHT people on the team. From the initial idea, to who do we know, to what skills are needed, and can we be really REAL with each other…there are a ton of moving parts. The right people on the team make the difference. Working together for years on different projects doesn’t remove headaches, problems, or friction. It’s about how we show up, how we support the end vision and each other. Jess Dewell visits with Scott Scowcroft and Iva Ignjatovic about what we’ve learned and...

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Program 85 – Courage to Break Our Own Rules

[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/5685233/height/75/width/600/theme/standard/autonext/no/thumbnail/yes/autoplay/no/preload/no/no_addthis/no/direction/forward/” height=”75″ width=”600″] As business leaders, we must take the time to question assumptions, look at whatnot longer works, and how our values are expressed as we advance in our careers … and in life to choose when to break our own rules. It’s about the intention we hold as we show up. Its about our self awareness and willingness to listen to our internal sensor as a way to gather data in addition to what we can research and observe. When we hide who we are, we’re never giving our best work. We are not stepping into...

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Program 84 – Power of a PLAN

[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/5673222/height/75/width/600/theme/standard/autonext/no/thumbnail/yes/autoplay/no/preload/no/no_addthis/no/direction/forward/” height=”75″ width=”600″] Project management, unorganized people, and problem solving described with a story plus an opinion plus action to consider improving the efficiency of projects. Just knowing what we have, don’t have allows us to show up in action and deal with unexpected situations. The more we think and define what resources are available to us provides the guidepost for facing and making the best choice possible in the moment. Jess Dewell, your host, shares stories, examples, and how we can think about what we are already doing to define more value to customers and move forward...

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Program 83 – The Truth About Things You Hate to Do

[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/5661231/height/75/width/600/theme/standard/autonext/no/thumbnail/yes/autoplay/no/preload/no/no_addthis/no/direction/forward/” height=”75″ width=”600″] Choose which value is the priority and combine that with a discipline of self inquiry and team inquiry to get things done. The things we don’t want to do can be shifted with a practice of self awareness. The messiness of change – the ability to evaluate and take some action…any action… moves us toward a different outcome. We don’t have to always hate certain things we do. Jess Dewell hosts Blair Glaser as they talk about communication, relationship, innovation, and change. Starting the Conversation Sometimes we must do things we hate to do. What...

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Program 82 – Pursuit of Clear Priorities

[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/5655713/height/75/width/600/theme/standard/autonext/no/thumbnail/yes/autoplay/no/preload/no/no_addthis/no/direction/forward/” height=”75″ width=”600″] If you’ve ever been stuck in a mode of the grass is always greener you might have a bad habit of pursuing the wrong things – instead of clear priorities. When we know what the goal is, we can adapt based on that goal. However, it tends to be more muddled than that and we take tangents, second guess, and take action to see motion (and we are standing still). Recognizing where we are unclear, where deviate out of habit – some sort of fear – is easy. Jess Dewell hosts Jennifer Goldman and Iva...

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Trust and Influence

The following is a transcription of Voice of Bold Business Radio Program 62: Trust and Influence Program Notes Can be Found Here. [podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/5419596/height/75/width/600/theme/standard/autonext/no/thumbnail/yes/autoplay/no/preload/no/no_addthis/no/direction/forward/” height=”75″ width=”600″] Transcript of Program 62 – Trust and Influence Jess: You are listening to The Voice of Bold Business Radio and I am your host Jess Dewell of Red Direction. You are listening to ‘Trust and Influence’. On this program of Voice of Bold Business we really are talking about trust and influence, and what came out of it was something that maybe you know as well as Adam and Tom know, which is,...

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Program 81 – Give Control to Get Control

[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/5644882/height/75/width/600/theme/standard/autonext/no/thumbnail/yes/autoplay/no/preload/no/no_addthis/no/direction/forward/” height=”75″ width=”600″] There are patterns, when we choose to see them, that help us communicate and its through communication we build trust by giving control to get control. Written goals and mutually agreed upon expectations are the basis for working on any project. Everyone knows how to show up, what skills they need, and rules of engagement working together.  Business leaders that lead by example extend trust first. Jess Dewell and Iva Ignjatovic discuss what’s behind the concept give control to get control. Starting the Conversation: How can we stand out, without knowing what another expects of you,...

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