Bold Business Podcast

Bold Business Podcast

Our roles as leaders constantly evolve, as does our business – whether from changes in the market, adjusting course to stay on the company vision or even to the number of hats worn. Problems reveal themselves when we understand people and read situations well. However, sometimes the chatter within our own mind, expectations of others and our own limiting thoughts … add complexity. Here on the Voice of Bold Business Radio we talk about skills to ask better questions, solve problems and take action. The result is effectively handling: tough situations; changing culture; adding new products or markets; setting goals; reviewing people; evaluating business; setting priorities; building strategy; and more. You will find reflections on what worked within real situations … and what didn’t. You will find ideas discussed that apply to your situation and spark curiosity. These conversations deliver possibility. In every program, we acknowledge there is more than one way to reach the end goal. Action matters. Bold Business includes strategy, ideas, leadership, promotion, operations, prioritizing, confidence, problem-solving, solutions, communication, marketing, values, goals, efficiency, responsibility, sustainability, accountability, manners, rules of engagement, vision, mission, business, transitions, management, crisis management, character, soft skills, core competencies, tactical skills, what works (and doesn’t) – all from Business Advocate Jessica Dewell. Transcripts, highlights and immediately useful show notes are available for each episode. Go to VoiceOfBoldBusiness.com for show archives. The Voice of Bold Business is brought to you by Red Direction.

Episodes

February 22, 2024 45 mins

The disparity between the desired and actual image may limit business growth, making office changes essential for real revenue change. Elevating your office/work space attracts the clients you want to attract for real business growth. 

 

Entrepreneurs and healing arts practitioners must recognize that the story being told is crucial for connecting with their ideal clients. While scary and even intimidating...

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Embrace repetition. It changes more than your own perspective (clarity!) with understanding. Your business goals have a higher chance of completion with higher quality outcomes when everyone is moving in the same direction.

 

Measurement and results directly relate to how well you, and your team, understand the goal. Intentional and inevitably repetitive communication is a reminder of the direction everyon...

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February 1, 2024 48 mins

Regardless of company size and growth goals, your ability to make conscious choices about investing in the long-term versus getting to market, knowing what is a priority versus what is disguised as one, and your strengths and weaknesses will directly influence your success. 

 

Growth is difficult. The more understanding and clarity you have about your situation, the more insights you will have to make the ...

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January 25, 2024 54 mins

While discipline is crucial, the unwavering consistency propels you towards your goals. Prioritizing the right work becomes a cornerstone — building, learning, growing, and managing energy converges in how your plan becomes a reality with the time, energy, and money you have to invest. How you align expectations with the reality of your situation is key. 

 

Growth doesn’t have to be complex — and yet, at t...

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At the core of our ability to lead ourselves effectively is a set of values that drives our decision-making. By understanding and embracing these values, we can make intentional choices that align with our personal and professional goals. This includes having the courage to say no when necessary and saying yes to opportunities that align with our values and aspirations.

 

Even when faced with tasks we may ...

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Time is a precious resource, and how we spend it reflects our priorities to the rest of the company. The decisions we make based on the data we collect and analyze significantly impact the performance and credibility of our organizations. 

 

By intentionally setting aside time for reflection, assessment, and evaluation, we gain greater clarity on what truly matters for our organization's success. Aligning ...

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The Economist Intelligence Unit has conducted a survey on the importance of prioritizing and funding the appropriate initiatives and projects for businesses to remain competitive. 

 

The survey results have indicated that 86% of respondents believe that prioritizing and funding the right initiatives and projects is essential for companies to stay competitive. This information is crucial for business owners...

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A workplace's culture is shaped by how work is done and how it connects different functions and individuals. When things don't go as planned, diving deeper and identifying what causes the undesirable outcomes is essential. The information you uncover can then be used to bring about positive change, which involves recognizing and unlearning certain assumptions. 

 

One can start by observing what is happenin...

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December 14, 2023 51 mins

Discover the power of intentional sabbaticals in designing your company's next level of growth. Release yourself from stress and break free from what has been holding you back. Innovation requires stepping outside of our comfort zones and embracing new perspectives. Letting go allows us to see possibilities and opportunities we may have never imagined. 

 

During a conversation with Jess Dewell, Tobin Lehma...

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December 7, 2023 50 mins

Developing mental flexibility is crucial for cultivating resilience in both personal and professional realms. One of the ways to build mental flexibility is by being fully present in the moment and avoiding distractions that may hinder our ability to adapt to change. 

 

Taking a pause when faced with a challenging situation can also help us gain perspective and make better decisions. Following through with...

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November 30, 2023 46 mins

To achieve business growth, it is important to have a sharp focus on your industry, maintain good financial health, and adopt a growth mindset. Foundational decisions based on company values and work ethics play a crucial role in ensuring the longevity of your business.

 

Mental fog and decision fatigue are silent and dangerous to a business focused on growth. As a vision holder, two things are paramount t...

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November 16, 2023 48 mins

The energy you bring determines your success. And then putting intentional effort into the 4 Cs, your self-care, and the ability to communicate creates your generative mindset to risk taking the next step. 

 

Consistency sounds easy, and it is - at first. What makes it hard is the lack of certain results within a certain time, comparing yourself to others, and even surrounding yourself with the wrong peopl...

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What’s your organization’s mantra? Can you see the understanding of this driving focus in the way your company makes decisions, its presentation in the marketplace, and the way the team does work? Both software and hardware technologies (including robotics and drones) are opportunities for your organization to remain competitive while achieving your biggest goals. 

 

Technology always has and will continue...

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Formalized or not, we all seek points of view (maybe even validation) to check ourselves. Being on the right track, getting results, and making the best decisions are weighty responsibilities. By default, it is commonly thought that confidence comes from knowledge. In actuality, confidence comes from being tuned in. 

 

How do you make the right decision at the right time? Have an outside set of eyes. This ...

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The high performance begins with you. Putting a priority on getting to know yourself and reflecting (on failures and successes) allows you to choose what learning you consciously want to take forward. 

The intersection of what makes you unique, the impact you want to make, and what drives you are the critical elements to the customized definition of what high performance is for your business. Once defined,...

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Your business plan is a tool to know what not to do. This dynamic tool allows you to include core information about how you do your work, your company's impact, and what opportunities are the right ones to pursue. 

Finding winfinity (win-win-win) is possible by shifting the lens you look through. Whether internal growth and development of people and processes or aggressively tackling initiatives to grow ma...

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All you need are the right words that reach the right people at the right time. Easy, right? Yes, when you can provide the time for discovery and development when creating marketing messages and stories. Your customers are savvy, and to claim a spot in their crowded brain space requires diligence to maintain objectivity. 

 

It is time to acknowledge you may be working in a silo, telling your existing and p...

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August 24, 2023 23 mins

Recognizing the warning signs of decision fatigue, decreased work quality, and heightened stress can make all the difference in securing the success of your business. 

Staying focused and committed to achieving your goals takes discipline and determination. The crucial lesson to be learned is to trust your instincts as part of the decision-making process, remain open to new opportunities, and embrace the c...

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Be OK with making mistakes. Decision-making inherently has a risk element, and knowing how you make decisions with imperfect information is a reminder that you are human — and also helps with a better understanding of the cascading results of making a choice.

 

Whether it’s time-sensitive, a risk of looming stagnation, or more information is necessary — consider what you know: the decision will create some...

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During her appearance on the Smashing The Plateau podcast with David Shriner-Cahn, Jess Dewell shared insights on how businesses can ignite their engines and achieve their goals. She also discussed her methods for helping clients succeed and the key traits required to flourish as a consultant. 

Additionally, Jess highlighted the importance of weekly retreats for working on one's business and offered advice...

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